Going to the World Cup – Make sure you have Travel insurance
Going to watch the World Cup ?
Make sure you have Travel Insurance through JS Travel Insurance for the World Cup . Russia is not in the European Union and so you are not covered by European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for Medical Expenses. It is crucial that you have Travel Insurance in place for travelling to and around Russia and watching the Football.
Whether you are going just for a couple of Games, all of England’s Group games or the whole tournament make sure you are covered by our JS Single Trip Travel Insurance . If you travel more than once a year , it may be cheaper and easier for you to purchase a JS Annual Travel Insurance Policy.
JS Travel Insurance Policies cover minimum of Medical Expenses to £2,500,000 . We can also cover your Baggage and Personal Valuables and all the other Benefits such as Missed Departure, Travel Delay etc. Pleased see our Policy Wording Booklet for further details.
Top 10 things to watch out for in Russia and some tips.
Keep it with you at all times , keep the immigration form part with you as you’‘ll need it when you leave Russia.
Make sure sure you have your FAN ID Card as this allows you to enter Russia (like a Visa) from 4th June and you must depart by 25th July 2018.
Make sure your Passport is signed, people have known to be denied access with an unsigned passport.
Watch out for pickpockets
You should always take care to keep your belongings, such as wallets and jewelry in the Hotel Safe if possible. Some areas of Russia are well known for pickpochets such as Red Square, the subways in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Watch out for scams
You should keep an eye out for people trying to befriend you in public and at the airport. They may try and offer you tickets etc and you should simply so NO THANKS !!
Tattoo or Piercing Shops
You should avoid getting a tattoo or piercing done whilst in Russia, there health checks of these establishments is not as strict as in Europe. You could be putting your self in danger of contracting HIV or Hepatitis.
Don’t drink the tap water
You should avoid drinking the water out of a tap. You should only purchase bottled water and from a shop or market and not from vendors in the street.
Sign up to Foreign Office Email Alerts
It is a good idea to sign up to the UK Foreign Office website for travel and other alerts.
Credit / Debit Card Provider
You should contact your bank or card provider before you travel to Russia and let them know you are travelling to Russia, so that you transactions or not refused or your card blocked whilst there.
Licensed Taxis and Transport
You should only travel in licensed taxis and other forms of transport. The one that is recommended is Hoppa.
There are a number tensions between the United Kingdom and Russia, these are well known and you should be aware of the issues. Any indiscretion or misdemeanour is going to come to the attention of the Russian Authorities . You should show the authorities respect as you after all in their country.
Enjoy your trip
This is a major sport event and should be enjoyed by all. You never know we might beat Germany in the Final !!!!
Please Note: If you want to cover for your Mobile Phone, iPad or Laptop whilst in Russia. Please contact us and we can arrange Special Gadget Insurance for your trip to the Football World Cup. Call us on 01273 773017 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some useful numbers when you are in Russia
For Emergencies, please call 112
For an Ambulance, please call 103
Consular and British Embassy and Consular: +7 495 956 7200