Putin allowed Euro 2020 fans to enter Russia without a visa: Football: Sports: Lenta.ru


Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law providing for spectators to enter the European Football Championship of 2020 in the country without a visa on a personalized ID card. The document was published on May 1 on the official Internet portal on legal information.

During the period in which the visa waiver scheme will be valid, it will start 14 days before the first match of the championship and will end on the day of the last match. In addition, in the season of the championship fans, football players, volunteers and journalists have the right to travel for free on public transport in St Petersburg and the Leningrad region, the document says. The law, signed by the Russian leader, prohibits the resale and transfer of gaming tickets.

Putin also signed a law on the supply of UEFA, the Russian Football Federation and the local organizational structure established for the preparation and conduct of the European championship, VAT benefits, corporate income tax, income tax, transport tax, tax state, insurance premiums.

The European Football Championship will be held from June 12 to July 12, 2020. The final matches will be 12 European cities – this scheme of the tournament will be used for the first time. In St. Petersburg three matches will be played in the group stage and the quarter finals. The total amount needed to organize these games will be 1.594 billion rubles.

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