For the information of spectators of UEFA EURO 2020™ matches in Saint Petersburg
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For the information of spectators of UEFA EURO 2020™ matches in Saint Petersburg

A FAN ID is a mandatory document for all spectators of UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), it and a ticket are required to access the stadium and it is used to enter and leave Russia.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has decided to postpone the UEFA EURO 2020 matches by a year. The UEFA EURO 2020 matches will take place between 11 June and 11 July 2021.

The previously issued FAN IDs will not be valid for attending UEFA EURO 2020 matches, as well as for entering and leaving the Russian Federation in 2021.

Each spectator must have an updated FAN ID to attend UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Saint Petersburg, and if they plan to use their FAN ID to enter and leave the Russian Federation without a visa.

You could confirm the details for obtaining an updated FAN ID until 31 December 2020. If you haven't done this or you haven't applied for an FAN ID yet, go to the registration page or contact a FAN ID Distribution Centre.

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Entry rules alert

 Please note the following information regarding entry to the Russian Federation of the spectator planning to attend UEFA EURO 2020 ™ matches in Saint Petersburg. 

At the same time, we recommend get your FanID in laminated form as soon as possible.


Both FAN IDs in electronic form and FAN IDs in laminated form entitle foreign spectators of UEFA EURO 2020TM in Saint Petersburg (hereinafter – Spectators) to multiple entry to the Russian Federation without a visa subject to presenting a valid identity document recognised as such by the Russian Federation (hereinafter – Passport) over the period from 00:00 on 29 May to 23:59 on 2 July 2021 (local Russian time).

When boarding an international flight to a destination in the Russian Federation and when crossing the State Border of the Russian Federation, you need to present the following documents:

1. Passport. National ID cards cannot be used to enter Russia, only passports.

2. A FAN ID issued for the Passport. If a FAN ID in electronic form is used, we recommend printing it out on an A4-size sheet to present it when boarding the flight.

3. A medical document (in Russian or in English) confirming the negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test of one’s material collected no earlier than three calendar days before one’s arrival in the Russian Federation[1]. This can be presented in printed or in electronic form with the text being easily legible.

If the medical document cannot be presented in Russian or in English, it can be presented in the official language of the state of registration of the organisation that has issued it with its translation into Russian the accuracy of which is certified by a consular official of the Russian Federation.

Please note the travel time to Russia, we recommend Spectators to take the COVID-19 PCR test closer to departure.

4. An application form for those who are on flights to the Russian Federation for border crossing. Before arriving in the Russian Federation, for the purposes of ensuring the sanitary and quarantine control at the Russian Federation ports of entry, Spectator needs to complete an application form for those who are on flights to the Russian Federation for border crossing. This application form must be presented together with the negative COVID-19 PCR test to a presentative of Rospotrebnadzor upon arrival to the Russian Federation.

To save time, we recommend printing it double sided and completing it before arrival in the Russian Federation. During the flight, the flight attendants may provide this form.

Please note that the check-in may take longer than usual. We recommend Spectators to arrive at the airport in advance and follow the airport sanitary and epidemiological requirements: wear masks, gloves, and maintain social distancing.

If a Spectator travels to the Russian Federation through the territories of other countries, we recommend to check its transit rules and COVID-19 restrictions. If a Spectator needs a transit visa or any additional documents, it is necessary to obtain these well in advance.

[1] The citizens of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union who enter the Russian Federation from the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus and the Kyrgyz Republic through the Russian Federation airports determined by the Government of the Russian Federation shall confirm a negative COVID-19 PCR test using the Путешествую без COVID-19 (Travel without COVID-19) mobile application.