Returning football fans can enjoy visa-free visits to Russia for the rest of the year.

Foreign citizens who visited games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and received official Fan IDs can enter and leave Russia without visas based on these IDs and identification documents until 31 December 2018 inclusively.

The introduction of the visa-free regime for Fan ID holders who visited Russia during the 2018 World Cup could fuel tourism, since it poses an opportunity for these fans to visit Russia again, taking incities and sights, without undertaking the burdensome and lengthy procedure of obtaining a visa.