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Visa-free entry to Russia for WC 2018 fans to end on December 31

Visa-free entry to Russia for WC 2018 fans to end on December 31

According to the Russian Interior Ministry press center, foreign visitors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup who possess Fan IDs will be able to enter and leave the Russian Federation visa-free only until December 31.

“In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation foreign citizens who visited the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches as spectators and who have Fan IDs will be able to enter and leave the Russian Federation visa-free until December 31, 2018,” the Ministry said.

Foreigners who did not leave Russia’s territory in the period established by the law will be considered as violators of the migration legislation which incurs administrative liability, including administrative expulsion.

“In order to avoid negative consequences providing for restrictions on entry into the country, this category of foreign citizens must leave the territory of the Russian Federation until December 31, 2018,” the Ministry of Internal Affairs added.

Saturday, December 29, 2018