FIFA World Cup 2018: shortest and longest possible trips for football fans

While reading various travel forums about visiting Russia for the World Cup, I was impressed how adventurous football fans are. Some of them plan to travel across the oceans and follow their National Team for thousands of kilometers in the unknown country and culture. That gave me the idea to calculate longest and shortest possible travel routes for each team. It took me several hours to make the spreadsheet with all possible distances. Google Map used to calculate the distance between the Host Cities to travel by car.

Group Stage and the shortest trip

The final draw will take place in December, so we have only one team with known stadiums to play during the group stage. Hosts, Russian National Team will play in Moscow than in St. Petersburg and Samara. This will make 2481 km trip in total. That is close to the average distance all team will have to cover during the group stage. Continue reading “FIFA World Cup 2018: shortest and longest possible trips for football fans”

FIFA World Cup Ticket for sale soon! Including Kaliningrad matches.

Finally! There is an official confirmation from FIFA that ticket sale will start on 14 September. There will be several sales phases with different procedures. You will find some details here.

Also Kaliningrad Guide Blog will cover all possible topics about visiting Russia and Kaliningrad for the 2018 World Cup. Feel free to ask any related questions in the comments bellow.

So far we have the following qualified teams: Russia as Host, Brazil, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Belgium.

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72 hour Russian visa to visit Kaliningrad canceled?

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Representation in Kaliningrad just issued the statement that 72-hour Russian visas for short stay in Kaliningrad are going to be canceled from January 1 2017. That was an experiment that was continued in 2016, but now they decided to stop it.

It was a popular way for the tourist to visit our region because it was possible to get that short-stay Russian visa right at the border for some extra fee and paper work.
So starting from the next year you will need to get a regular Russian Visa to visit Kaliningrad. That was the most popular option before.

Kaliningrad Guide Blog will continue to follow the story and inform you af any changes to come.

At least we are waiting for the information about new special visa-free passes for football fans for FIFA Footbal World Cup 2018 and Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia.

Feel free to ask your questions for the details! See you in Kaliningrad.

72-hour Russian Visa for visiting Kaliningrad will be cancelled in 2017. More information at kaliningradGuide.com

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