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Visit Belarus visa-free for up to 30 days!
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 10 August 2018 09:16 AM

It is now possible to stay in Belarus for up to 30 days visa-free! This is a huge increase on the previous limit of five days.

How can I visit Belarus visa-free?

Nationals of 80 countries can now visit Belarus visa-free – these countries include all EU nations, Australia and the USA.

To qualify, you must leave and enter Belarus via Minsk International Airport, and you must have certain documents
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Confirmed: Russia extends visa-free access for World Cup fans!
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 08 August 2018 09:59 AM

We can now happily confirm that it is official – if you have a World Cup Fan ID, you can enter Russia visa free until the end of 2018.

What does this mean?

If you have a 2018 World Cup Fan ID, you will be able to visit Russia as many times as you like, for as long as you like, without a visa until 31st December 2018. Until then, you will need only your Fan ID and your passport to visit Russia!

There were rumours that this may extend to the
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Registration rules return to normal following the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 26 July 2018 12:03 PM

From 26th July 2018, the rules on registering your visa or Fan ID will revert to their normal, pre-World Cup status, meaning you will now have seven working days after your arrival in each Russian city you visit to register your visa, not the 72 hours that was requested during the World Cup.

The ways in which you can register your visa or Fan ID have not changed; your hotel or hostel should do this when you arrive, you can register for your stay in St. Petersburg via our partners
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Reminder: Russian Domestic Tickets moving to local time from 1st August
Posted by Lucinda Martin on 26 July 2018 10:25 AM

Domestic trains in Russia have previously operated on Moscow time for their entire journey, even when in a different time zone. This will change from 1st August when tickets for domestic travel will now show departure and arrival times in local time.
This will also affect the restaurant carriages, which have previously operated on Moscow time, but will also move to operate on local time zones. 

Train stations have always shown times in
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Russia extending visa free access for World Cup fans!
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 23 July 2018 03:22 PM

It is being reported by numerous sources that the Russian authorities are planning to extend visa-free access to Russia for those with a 2018 World Cup Fan ID until the end of 2018. It is also reported that family members of those with a Fan ID will also be able to travel to Russia visa-free.

We are currently working with our colleagues in the Russian authorities to obtain confirmation on when and how this may be implemented, and will post updates here on our news feed, and on our  Read more »

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