Migrants get Fan IDs to leave Russia for Finland
Fan ID is issued after purchasing a ticket for the 2018 World Cup matches. The card allows access to a stadium.
Third World countries citizens that got Fan IDs leave Russia for Finland to obtain asylum. This is reported by YLE News referring to the representatives of the border service of the country.
According to the edition, a migrant from Russia admitted at the airport in Helsinki that he bought tickets for 2018 World Cup matches and got a Fan ID in order to apply for asylum in Finland.
Also, three Moroccans and a Nigerian citizen were detained on different sections of the land border with Russia. They also asked for asylum in Finland.
Fontanka, in turn, reports the detention of three Iranians that tried to cross the border with Finland. They entered Russia on tourist visas but pointed out sporting links as the purpose of the visit.
The Russian embassy in Finland stated that they saw press reports about migrants who are trying to enter the country through the border with the Russian Federation. But no official Finnish appeals were issued, RBC reports.
Fan ID is issued after purchasing a ticket for the 2018 World Cup matches. The card allows access to a stadium. This is a personal card of the sideliner with a photo and other personal information. Fan ID also grants privileges - free transfer, visa-free entry to Russia for foreigners.