We are just a few months away from Brazilians favorite sporting event, this time it will be held in Russia between June 14 and July 15, 2018. The largest country in the world is famous for its picturesque cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, and it’s worth taking a few extra days to get to know its attractions.
APRIL, a French multinational travel insurance provider, has prepared a practical guide for you to enjoy, besides the games, everything that the destination has to offer without worries.
1 – Make detailed planning
Defining your time in the country is the starting point for estimating your travel expenses, the games you are going to watch and which cities you want to explore.
2 – Check how to get tickets in advance
Divided into three phases, ticket sales for the games began in September 2017 and you need to register to request tickets and take part in random sweepstakes.
3 – Visa not required
Since 2010, Brazilians do not need the visa to enter Russian territory and can stay for a period of 90 days in the country. During the event, foreigners may also move between host cities.
4 – Take Advantage of FAN ID
After you have secured your ticket, you must request a “Fan ID”. The special pass guarantees entry to the games and includes free access on public transport between participating cities without bureaucracy. It is a mandatory entry to the stadium, which will be available on the event’s official website.
5 – Save your money in US Dollars
The official currency of Russia is the Ruble, but exchange rates are not always favorable. So the tip is to save your savings in US dollars or Euro to make the conversion on arrival in the country.
6 – Hire a travel insurance
This item is indispensable on any trip, and APRIL offers products that prevent unnecessary expenses such as medical emergencies, lost luggage and cancellation of flights. In addition, if you want to meet other European countries, travel insurance is mandatory in most destinations of the Old Continent.
7 – Use technology to your advantage
English is not a widely spoken language in Russia and the Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet, which is very different from the classical Latin used in Portuguese. But it is possible to download simultaneous translation applications, such as Google Translate, which in addition to several functions, can be used even without the internet.
8 – Transport is accessible
Trains and subways are widely used there. The seasons are impressive and the lines interconnect the host cities. The visitor can still count on applications that help the movement between the sights, as is the case with Google Maps.