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Ugandans to get free visas for 2018 World Cup

By David Lumu

Added 20th June 2017 04:48 PM

The same free visa entry services have also been extended to the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup

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The same free visa entry services have also been extended to the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup

The Government of the Russian Federation has written to Uganda sating that visa requirements for spectators of the 2018 FIFA football World Cup will not be paid for, officials in the Ministry of foreign affairs, have said.

According to Margaret Awino Kafeero, the head of public diplomacy at the Ministry of foreign affairs, the same free visa entry services have also been extended to the ongoing FIFA confederations cup 2017. 

Kafeero’s statement in full… 

We are in receipt of an official communication by the Government of the Russian Federation through its Embassy in Kampala about Visa requirements for spectators of the above events in the Russian Federation, which states as follows:  

Foreign citizens visiting Russia for the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 will enter and leave the Russian Federation with a personalized spectator card (“Fan-ID”) attached, in hard or soft copies and a valid travel document (foreign ordinary, official or diplomatic passport) without the Russian Visa.  

The period of the visa-free entry for the spectators of the FIFA confederations Cup 2017 is from June 12, 2017. The period of the visa-free entry for the spectators of the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 will be communicated in due course.  

The Embassy of the Russian Federation has requested that the above information be availed to the general public, all air carriers operating in Uganda as well as border and immigration control authorities. 

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