Porto v Liverpool match travel advice

Match: Tuesday 28 September: Porto v Liverpool (Porto, 8pm local time)

Venue: Estádio do Dragão, Porto

As well as this advice, check our travel advice for Portugal.

Passports and visas

  • the rules on passport validity for travel to the EU have changed. Use this tool to check your passport is still valid for your trip

  • if you lose your passport, you will need an emergency travel document to get home. You will have to collect the passport from the Consulate in Lisbon or Portimão, or wait until it is sent to you by courier

  • travel from Porto to Lisbon takes 4 hours and to Portimão at least 8 hours; an emergency travel document is only valid for travel back to the UK and costs £100

  • carry a copy of your passport or take a photograph and keep it on your phone. This will help if you need to get a replacement document

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel

  • complete a passenger locator form before you travel; it may help to speed things up on arrival

  • if you do not have an EU digital COVID vaccination certificate, get a PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure. Show your negative results when you board your flight

  • you should not use the NHS testing service to get tested for travel. Take a private test and make sure it states that you’ve had a PCR or antigen test and gives your name, date of birth, the date and time the sample was collected and the date of the result

  • border control checks take time; have your passport and COVID-19 test ready to show

  • requirements can change at short notice. Check the Entry requirements section in our travel advice and sign up for email alerts

Public spaces and services

  • follow the rules on social distancing: keep a social distance of 2 metres, use a face mask and clean your hands regularly

  • all restaurants, bars and cafés must close by 2am

  • nightclubs are open for the purpose of serving drinks, but no dancing is allowed

  • drinking alcohol in public is only allowed while seated in restaurants and cafés

  • see the Coronavirus section in our travel advice for the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions in Portugal

Getting to Porto

  • the nearest airport is Porto

  • if you’re arriving at another airport, there are trains and buses to Porto; the main railway station in Porto is Campanhã and the bus station is at Campo 24 de Agosto

  • if you’re driving, carry your passport, UK driving licence, car logbook and insurance or car rental contract; the police can fine you on-the-spot if you don’t have these documents

  • there are tolls on Portuguese motorways; don’t use the green lanes (VV – Via Verde) at toll pay points; these are for motorists who subscribe to the automatic pay system; some roads in the north of Portugal and in the Algarve have electronic tolls (SCUTs); check how to pay for tolls before you travel

  • the traffic accident rate in Portugal is very high; traffic police carry out random spot checks and can test for alcohol and drugs; the speed limit on Portuguese motorways is 120km/h

Getting around Porto

  • get to the city centre from the airport by underground (Metro); take the purple line to Trindade, then the yellow line to Aliados or São Bento

  • taxis are beige-coloured or black and green; you can flag down taxis in Portugal. COVID-19 rules require passengers to wear masks on all public transport

Getting to the stadium

  • the Estádio do Dragão in Porto has a Metro station

  • you can buy a day saver for unlimited travel or a ticket card from vending machines in the entrance hall

  • swipe the card before getting on the train to validate your journey. Buy one card per person

  • see Porto Metro’s website f

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