Czech Republic vs England UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier

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Advice for British fans travelling to the Czech Republic for the Czech Republic vs England – UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match on Friday 11 October 2019

Date: Friday 11 October 2019

Venue: City SINOBO Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic

Kick-off time: 20:45 (local time)

Passports, visas and insurance

See the information and advice in our travel advice for the Czech Republic and check with your airline about your passport/ID requirements well before you travel.

If you are a British national you don’t need a visa to travel to the Czech Republic.

Remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you. This covers emergency treatment only and does not cover repatriation. It does not cover all medical treatment or repatriation, so we recommend that you also take out travel insurance before coming to the Czech Republic – even if you’re only going for one night – it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.

Carry your passport on you securely at all times. You must be able to show some form of photo ID if requested. A photocopy is not acceptable. Keep a copy of your passport in a safe place separate from your real passport. If you lose your passport while in the Czech Republic you will need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document online which costs £100.

Getting to the stadium

Sinobo Stadium

U Slavie 2a

100 00 Praha 10 – Vršovice

The Sinobo Stadium is located in the south east of the city of Prague, approximately 4 kilometres from Prague’s historic centre.

The stadium is served by buses and trams, with stops for both using the name Slavia. Trams 4, 7, 22 and 24 run along Vršovická street, north of the stadium, while bus services 135, 136, 150 and 213 stop on U Slavie street, immediately west of the stadium. The nearest metro station is Želivského and the nearest train station is Praha-Vršovice – both are approximately 20 minute walk.

You must buy a ticket before you travel and validate it via the machine when you board. You can be fined on the spot if you are travelling with a ticket that has not been validated. You can buy tickets at most large hotels, metro stations and at many newspaper stands (‘Trafika’) and convenience stores.

At the match

The Sinobo Stadium is the national stadium with a capacity of 22,000. You won’t be allowed to enter the stadium without a ticket. Please arrive well before kick-off, the stadium will open at 18:45. The England entrances are at Gates 3 and 4. The ticket office for late collections will be situated outside the initial visual ticket check area at Gate 3 or inside the stadium box office at Gate 4.

As in the UK you may be searched on the way into the stadium. Any dangerous or banned items will be removed for example, knives, umbrellas, drugs and alcohol. No large bags or rucksacks are permitted but left baggage facilities are available. Please co-operate fully with any security instructions on the evening. Visiting supporters will be asked to remain in the stadium after the match to allow the home fans to disperse. Should this change there will be clear announcements in English.

Tips

  • as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the city centre and when using public transport – only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • drinking in the streets, is illegal, and on-the-spot fines may be issued. Drunken or offensive behaviour is dealt with according to Czech law and may result in detention and or fines

  • as well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Czech Republic

  • the Czech Republic is normally a safe place to visit. If you take all the relevant precautions and plan your trip, then you have a better chance of having a stress free visit. Have a safe and enjoyable trip to the Czech Republic and enjoy the match.

  • EURO 2020 tips for the match video

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