Euro 2016 tips

Be on the Ball at Euro 2016: Top Travel Tips

23 June 2016 by Anna Staford

Travel Information

The 2016 UEFA European Football Championships will take place in cities across France in June and July. This page has Euro 2016 tips and travel advice for British nationals travelling to the tournament.

Top travel tips

Kick off your travel preparations:

  • Be prepared: Check out the latest travel advice for France and information on the different regions, laws and customs.
  • Accommodation: Book somewhere to stay before you arrive. Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to travel and the demand for beds will be high.
  • Tickets: Get your tickets from a credible source. Selling tickets outside the stadiums is illegal in France.
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): Ensure that you have an EHIC. Check that it hasn’t expired and understand what it covers.
  • Insurance: Take out appropriate travel insurance and ensure it covers you for all the activities you plan to do.
  • Driving: France has different rules to the UK so do your research before hitting the road
  • Passport: Look after your passport while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make two copies of it and take one with you
  • Timing: There are likely to be long queues to access public transport, stadiums and Fanzones so arrive early. Follow advice and instructions from the local authorities.
  • Be responsible: Fans deemed to have drunk too much alcohol may not be allowed into the stadiums or Fanzones.
  • If things don’t go to plan:
  • For an emergency dial 112.
  • For consular assistance, for example if you lose your passport, dial +33 (0)1 44 51 31 00
  • Stay up-to-date: Sign up to travel advice alerts. Follow @FCOtravel on Twitter, and find it on Facebook. You can also follow #BeOnTheBall on Twitter.
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