From 14 June to 15 July, transport and traffic will be heavily restricted in the host cities of the World Cup in Russia.
In order to ensure that the football championships run smoothly, extensive restrictions on traffic, especially regarding freight vehicles, have been put into place around the stadiums in the host cities.
The following 11 cities in the Russian Federation are affected:
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Volgograd, Samara, Saransk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Yekaterinburg
In all the cities, there is a general ban on driving trucks and lorries in the districts next to the stadiums. In addition, the following special guidelines apply for individual cities:
- Moscow: Since January 2017, the entry of trucks into the area within the Moscow Ring Road is completely prohibited from 06:00 to 22:00 (and from May to October until 24:00).
- Saint Petersburg: For the duration of the World Cup, no permits will be issued for oversized cargo transport.
- Yekaterinburg: for the duration of the World Cup, transit through the city is prohibited for trucks; on game days (15, 21, 24, and 27 June) entry to the city is prohibited between 10:00 and 24:00.
- Kazan: Ban on trucks with more than 5t capacity from 1 June to 10 July between 05:00 and 01:00
- Rostov-on-Don: from 1 June to 17 July, no allowances will be issued for the transport of ADR Class I hazardous goods or toxic substances.
- Samara: Ban on trucks with more than 3.5t capacity from 10 June to 18 July between 06:00 and 24:00.
- Volgograd: restrictions on oversized transports.
- Nizhny Novgorod: only the streets in the district next to the stadium are closed.
- Sochi: During the games, individual roads are blocked for trucks, eg. toward Abkhazia and Krasnaya Polyana.
- Saransk: entry into the city is prohibited for trucks between 21:00 and 06:00 on the days of matches (16, 19, 25 and 28 June) and transit through the city prohibited for the entire duration of the championship.
- Kaliningrad: Year-round authorization system for trucks to enter the city. Transport of hazardous goods is prohibited12 hours before and 12 hours after matches.