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MOFA issues safety warning for Taiwanese fans at Russia World Cup

2018/04/11 21:43:29

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Taipei, April 11 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday issued a warning to Taiwanese visitors to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer, saying they should be mindful of their safety.

In a statement, MOFA's Bureau of Consular Affairs said Taiwan's representative office in Moscow has established an emergency aid task force to assist Taiwanese during the World Cup in Russia if they encounter any problems.

The World Cup usually attracts large crowds of passionate soccer fans from all over the world and emotions sometimes run high, the bureau said, warning Taiwanese fans to steer clear of danger.

The bureau also suggested that Taiwanese fans buy their World Cup tickets early and make accommodation reservations, after which they can apply online for a fan ID that will allow multiple entries into Russia during the World Cup.

Taiwanese holders of the fan ID will not be required to obtain a visa to enter Russia for the World Cup, which will run from June 14 to July 15, the bureau said.

The ID will also allow free rides on shuttles and trains traveling between the 11 cities in which the matches will be played, the bureau said.

(By Elaine Hou and Kuan-lin Liu)
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