Football supporters who followed the England team in the World Cup in Russia will be able to use their travel passes to return to the country.

World Cup Russia Fan ID holders will be able to travel to Russia without a visa until the end of the year.

The announcement came yesterday in revised Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice for the country.

It normally takes around 20 business days for the Russian Embassy to process visas for travel to the country at visa application centres in London and Edinburgh.