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Old Apr 19, 17, 8:24 pm
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azepine00
 
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Visa-free travel to Russia during CC 2017 and WC 2018

In summary those who buy tickets to Confederations Cup 2017 or World Cup 2018 football games can enter Russia visa free within the window of tournaments (plus minus 10 days). CC is this june, WC is next summer.

CC tix are pretty cheap so it appears to be a great alternative to spending hundreds on visa and with minimal paperwork..

There is an excellent thread on tripadvisor kindly updated by a knowledgeable poster:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...al_Russia.html

Timatic already has this:

Russian Federation - Destination Visa

Visa required.

The following are exempt from holding a visa:
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Passengers with a laminated FIFA FAN ID card traveling to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

Passengers with a printed FIFA FAN ID electronic format card traveling to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

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