Russia expects half a million foreign visitors for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Published on : Friday, May 4, 2018

FIFA-RussiaRussia has experienced its share of complications while making efforts to organize the FIFA 2018 World Cup.


Initially, there were the problems associated with slow construction work in its stadiums. Some of the construction work has just got accomplished with just a few weeks to go for the major event of the year.


Then, there was the problem of finding and arranging the right transportation for visitors. Trains were introduced as a result by Russian Railways.


Russia has disclosed the number of foreign travellers it expects might visit the nation for the event. Just like any other World Cup, this year too is likely to major boost to the tourism economy of the hosting nation.


The 21st FIFA World Cup is about to commence this year on 14th June, 2018 in Russia. As many as 11 host cities in Russia would now face an immense influx of football fans from all across the world in the upcoming months that would make the country their second home to view the match right in front of them in one of the 12 venues that were set for this grand sports event.


The FIFA World cup would be from 14th June to 15th July 2018 with over 32 teams from 5 federations taking part in this tournament.


More than five hundred thousand people are expected to visit Russia in June and July, and the country has made itself busy in its resources to the maximum capacity.


For this purpose, security is being strengthened in various portions of the country and the host cities are beaming with excitement to welcome several people to enjoy their hospitality.


The tourist portals of the country are currently overwhelmed with bookings and requests from all the nations across the globe.


Average cost of hosting this marvellous footfall tournament is estimated to be 10 billion dollars.


Vladimir Putin, President has made the process of visiting Russia simple by waiving off the visa requirements. The process of travelling and checking out the nation has been made convenient for tourists since many restrictions by the Russian Government have been put on hold.


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