Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

Monday, 30 April 2018

Moscow. Kaliningrad. Saint Petersburg. Volgograd. Sochi. Kazan. Nižnij Novgorod. Samara. Saransk. Rostov-on-Don. Ekaterinburg. These are the eleven cities that will host the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup 2018, from 14 June to 15 July.

There will be eleven cities for thirty-two national teams: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia for Africa; Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia for Asia; Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland for Europe; Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama for the North America, Central America and the Caribbean; Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay for the South America.


It’s the first time that Russia hosts the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup. The opening and the final match will take place in Moscow at the Lužniki stadium. One of the two semifinals will take place in the Russian capital city, while the other will go on stage in Saint Petersburg in the namesake stadium, as Russia Travel informs in the focus dedicated to the FIFA World Cup 2018.



Russia Travel, the website edited by the Federal Agency of Tourism and by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, is one of the institutional sources you can refer to for helping your clients that want to reach Russia. Apart from the focus about the World Cup 2018, Russia Travel offers some useful articles to learn more about this immense Country.

Another institutional sources to refer to is the touristic portal Welcome2018 (2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Tourist Portal is the full name), available in English, Russian, German, French and Spanish.

Fan ID, the fan’s passport

If you want to enter in the Russian stadiums that will host the World Cup 2018, it’s necessary to have the so called ID Fan, the fan’s passport «designed for security reasons and for the comfort of the football fans».



Having the ID Fan means also to enter in Russia without the visa (anyway it’s necessary to present the valid identity documents) and free public transports in the cities of the FIFA World Cup.

For information and procedures regarding the ID Fan, you can consult the section ID Fan of Welcome2018 or the multilingual website ID FAN.

For information and procedures regarding the visas, on the other hand you can rely on Visa Handling Services. Lastly, regarding the ticket sales to attend the football match, the sources to refer to are the sections Buying tickets on Welcome2018 and the sections Ticketing on the web pages prearranged by FIFA for the World Cup 2018.

Enjoy your work with 6tour!

Previous Article Next Article