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Latest UK Government Advice On Russia Travel

2018 Russia World Cup: The current UK and Russian government fallout is having an effect on England fans applying for Russia visa applications, a Russian diplomatic source has said.

By all accounts, less than 10,000 Three Lion fan applicants seeking the correct documentation have applied for this summer's tournament.

Southgate hoping England fans will boost World Cup chances in Russia

UK Government travel advice (updated 14 March 2018)

Summary - addition of information and advice for British nationals currently in Russia or due to travel in the coming weeks; due to heightened political tensions between the UK and Russia, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment at this time; you`re advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publically on political developments; while the British Embassy in Moscow is not aware of any increased difficulties for British people travelling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice.

Further official travel information can be found here.

England v Russia - Group B: UEFA Euro 2016 fan violence

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2018 World Cup


England will kick-off their World Cup campaign on Monday 18 June against Tunisia in the city formerly known as Stalingrad.

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Nizhny Novgorod

Venue for the second game with World Cup debutants Panama on Sunday 24 June.

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England will face Belgium on Thursday 28 June in the most westerly of all the stadiums.

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England supporters can expect gangs of Russian 'ultras' who will be preparing to ambush them, say some media reports.

Note of caution

A Whitehall insider said: 'For many, a mixture of Russian hooligans, heavy-handed police and the possibility of being ripped off have all played a part in the decision to stay at home.'

Final note

If you are preparing to visit Russia during this year's World Cup and you have spent money on travel, tickets and accommodation may I suggest you try and get your money back!

Better to be safe than sorry.

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Date:Saturday March 17 2018
Time: 12:22PM

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