Entrada sin visado para los titulares de FAN ID hasta el final del año
July 26, 2018 the State Duma of the Russian Federation has passed a law allowing World Cup FAN ID holders to enter the country without a visa. Foreign fans will be able to enter Russia until December 31, 2018 on the basis of their FAN IDs.
The draft federal law was prepared on the basis of the positive experience of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and submitted to the lower house of the parliament last week.
As previously reported, family members of foreign fans who visited the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be able to receive a Russian visa free of charge till the end of this year. “Using FAN ID will allow to enter Russia without visas until the end of the year, and family members and friends who will accompany the FAN ID holders will be able to get free visas,” Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the builders of the Kaliningrad Arena and city volunteers.
According to Russiatourism, the visa-free regime will boost the tourism influx to Russia that will positively affect the development of the country's economy.