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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

On the visa-free border crossing between Russia and Belarus for foreign fans attending sporting events


Russia and Belarus signed an intergovernmental agreement regulating the entry and stay of foreign fans in Russia and Belarus crossing the border between the two countries.

Based on this agreement, during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, and beginning on June 4, foreign fans will be able to cross the border between Russia and Belarus with a fan's passport (Fan ID) without visas.

In the event he/she did not manage to get the original of his or her Fan ID in Russia, this document should be presented on the Belarusian border in electronic form.

The fan  passport entitles the holder to multiple visa-free entry to the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation ten days before the date of the first match of the FIFA 2018 World Cup, and ends on the day of the last match (from 00.00 hours on June 4, 2018 to 23.59 hours on July 15, 2018).

It is expected that the same agreement will be extended to another major sporting events, – including the II Euro Games, which will be held in Belarus in 2019.

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