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Russia, Belarus sign visa recognition agreement for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Staff Writer | May 30, 2018
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei have signed an agreement on mutual visa recognition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 European Games in Belarus, TASS reported.
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Sport   Moscow and Minsk planned to make a permanent visa recognition agreement
Foreign football fans were earlier granted the right to enter Russia without visas provided they have tickets for the World Cup matches and FAN IDs.

The new agreement implies that they will have the opportunity to travel to Russia via Belarus.

According to Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department at the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Alexei Begun, the two countries have set up a joint working group to define cooperation mechanisms and a control team to monitor statistics concerning foreign nationals travelling to Russia via Belarus.

Moscow and Minsk planned to make a permanent visa recognition agreement ahead of the World Cup but it is still being negotiated.


 

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