How foreigners will cross the Belarusian-Russian border during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia? Border crossing for foreign fans and stateless persons during the championship became simplified due to Foreign Ministers of Belarus and Russia signed agreement.
In the period from 04.06.2018 to 25.07.2018, foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter, leave, temporarily stay and transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus without visas with a personalized spectator card (fan’s passport or FAN ID) or information on the issuance of such document (this is notified to the foreigner by e-mail) and a valid travel document (passport).
At the same time, fans who travel through Belarus must cross the Belarusian-Russian border only by the used routes of the international road and rail service.
Drivers providing transport services to fans
Drivers providing transport services to fans must cross the Belarusian-Russian border only by the used routes of the international road. At the same time, drivers should have a visa, a temporary residence permit or a residence permit in Russia, if they do not have the right to enter without a visa due to special state agreement.
Athletes, trainers, doctors, journalists
Athletes, trainers, doctors, journalists, except for citizens of Belarus and Russia, can enter and leave Russia only through international checkpoints. When entering Russia from the territory of Belarus, this can be done only if a person flies by plane.