Belarus Transit for the World Cup in Russia

The Belarus transit visa issue was a critical issue for many fans, that plan to visit Minsk and other cities. As well as taking a flight or a train, including Free Trains between Kaliningrad and Moscow.

Today a new agreement between Russia and Belarus was signed: a temporary agreement on mutual visa recognition for the upcoming large sports events. It means, that World Cup FanID can be used to cross Belarus border.

Still to find an official text of the agreement, but I believe that the Belarus Transit Puzzle is finally solved.

Belarus transit to Kaliningrad will be possible?

According to the latest news, a new agreement between Russia and Belarus will be signed in Q1 2018. A mutual recognition of visas was discussed. If that really happens, then you probably will be able to travel to Kaliningrad via Minsk with only one visa, Belarus or Russian one. No details published yet, no idea how it will affect Football Fans, Fan IDs and free trains for the FIFA World Cup. But let’s hope for the best and wait for good news to come. Belarus is an interesting tourist destination. Also, this will allow a lot of additional possible flight, train or bus connections.

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Source in Russian: https://rg.ru/2018/02/01/rossiia-i-belarus-podpishut-soglashenie-o-vizah-v-pervom-kvartale-2018-goda.html

UPD: Check the latest update on the visa agreement between Russia and Belarus.

Flights to Kaliningrad: international and domestic

Kaliningrad region has one airport Khrabrovo and it under reconstruction for the FIFA World Cup now. Most of the flights are domestic. Popular destinations are Saint Petersburg and three different Moscow airports: Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo.

Connection in those cities will be most popular option for those who will travel to see football matches for long distances.

Two more World Cup Host Cities have direct flights from Kaliningrad – to Yekaterinburg and Kazan. Second can be very useful for B2 team fans in June 2018.

Other Russian destinations are Novy Urengoy, Ufa, Cherepovec.

International Flights from Kaliningrad airport

2017 was memorable for good news about international flights: now we got new flights to Berlin (Germany), Warsaw (Poland), Prague (Czech). It’s a nice option for Deutschland and Polska fans to start their World Cup journey to Russia. Continue reading “Flights to Kaliningrad: international and domestic”

Hotels in Kaliningrad for the World Cup 2018 in June

Kaliningrad will host 4 matches during the FIFA Football World Cup in Russia. A lot of recent questions from traveling fans are related a very typical: where to stay before and after the matches. There are a lot of hotels and hostels around, not all are available for booking yet. Prices and availability will change in the following months many times. So let’s check available options and try to figure out best areas to settle.

Where to stay in Kaliningrad?

Main part of the city that is worth to visit is quite small and most of the hotels located there within 5-8 km circle. So here we see important spots for planning the trip and choose best possible location to settle your base.
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