The foreign ministry on Tuesday issued instructions for Cypriots planning to travel to Russia for the World Cup, which starts on June 14 and runs to July 15.
People travelling to Russia need a visa that can be obtained from the Russian embassy in Nicosia or any other diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation.
Until July 25, Russia will allow entry without a visa to people who have a Fan ID in electronic form, granted to those who have tickets for World Cup fixtures.
Upon arrival in the country, Fan ID holders must visit fan centres to obtain a hardcopy of their ID.
All Cypriot visitors must register the address of the place they will be staying with the Russian authorities within three days of arrival in the country.
If they have booked rooms in a hotel, registration will be undertaken by the establishment. Landlords are also responsible for registering any tenants renting their facilities.
Cypriot citizens planning to rent apartments during their stay in Russia must make sure that owners are aware of their legal obligation and be prepared to comply.
The ministry urged Cypriots to keep copies of their travel and other documents in electronic or paper form and make sure they leave one extra copy with a relative in Cyprus.
It is also suggested to carry a with them a copy of their passport, migration card issued by Russian authorities at the airport, and temporary residence registration because they may be asked to present them to local police at any time. The originals should be kept at a secure place.
In case of loss they must notify police and make sure they obtain a copy of the police report that will be necessary for issuing a temporary travel document and any insurance claims.
Cypriots planning to travel to Russia were also advised to provide their details and trip information to the ministry online .
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The ministry can also be reached on 00357 99660129 – only after working hours. Email: [email protected]
Foreign Ministry crisis centre 00357 22801000. Email: [email protected]