FILE - FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018
CAIRO – 21 May 2018: As part of the Foreign Ministry's preparations for the events of the World Cup, the ministry decided to establish a page on its website to provide guidance to Egyptian fans traveling to Russia to attend the FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15, 2018, Ahmed Abu Zeid, Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Monday.
Abu Zeid added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates daily with all the concerned state agencies and the Russian side through the Egyptian Embassy in Moscow to provide the necessary instructions for Egyptian citizens. The instructions issued on the ministry's website include identification documents the citizen must carry when traveling to Russia, the arrival and departure dates according to the applicable visa rules, instructions for accommodation, hotel reservation and transfers, and the maximum amount of money allowed to enter with the citizen.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman further revealed that the guidelines also include general tips that facilitate reaching the locations where the fans can get their Fan ID cards in the Russian cities that will host the Egyptian team's matches, the addresses of some passport sections that can be registered upon arrival, in addition to emergency numbers of the Russian authorities and the Egyptian Embassy in Moscow. It is worth mentioning that additional hotlines, soon to be announced, will be allocated around the clock to receive Egyptian fans' questions.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman affirmed that the ministry is following up the final preparations for this important event in cooperation with all concerned state organizations and that final arrangements are being carried out in this regard in order to facilitate the accommodation of Egyptian fans in Russia.