Every spectator purchasing a ticket to the tournament matches to be held in Saint Petersburg must obtain this fan passport.
A grand opening took place in Saint Petersburg for the centre issuing fan passports (Fan ID) that are necessary for attending the matches of the 2020 European Football Championship in Russia.
The first group of spectators have already received their Fan IDs. Russian Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media Oleg Pak, Vice-Governor of Saint Petersburg Vladimir Kirillov, and former goalkeeper of Zenit FC and Russian national football team Vyacheslav Malafeev participated in the opening of the centre.
The fan identification system and Fan ID is a unique project to be carried out by Russia during EURO 2020. The fan passport will ensure convenience and security for spectators in the stadium and, as well as a visa-free entry to Russia for foreigners.
A Fan ID is a small laminated form containing the holder’s personal data and photo. Every spectator purchasing a ticket to the tournament matches to be held in Saint Petersburg must obtain this fan passport.
Fan passports are free and are issued one-time for all EURO 2020 matches to be held in Saint Petersburg. Using their passports and Fan IDs, foreigners will be able to enter Russia between May 30 and July 3, 2020 and leave the country between May 30 and July 13, 2020 without applying for a visa.