Advice for fans travelling to Italy for Arsenal’s match with AC Milan
As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Italy.
Passports and visas
- you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy on a British passport from the UK, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay;
- remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties;
- you must carry ID with you at all times - you’ll also need to carry your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium;
- if you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate-General in Milan or the British Embassy in Rome. You’ll need to supply a police report (if your passport was stolen), flight reservation and one photo; the fee is £100. See our services.
Getting to the stadium
- please note that a general strike has been declared in Italy on the day of the match. This could affect all local transport in Milan throughout the day so you should leave plenty of time to get to the stadium. Local transport (underground and trams) in Milan is guaranteed between 3pm and 6pm on 8 March;
- a meeting point, with refreshment points and toilets, will be reserved for away supporters in Via Cilea 119;
- the San Siro Stadium can be reached from the centre of Milan by Underground (eg, from Duomo get the Red Line M1 West – change at Lotto – get the Lilac line M5 getting off at SAN SIRO Stadio). The journey time is around 30 minutes. A single ticket for the underground costs €1.50 and is valid for one journey. Tickets can be bought from machines or newsstands at all Underground stops;
- tram no. 16 also runs regularly from the centre of town to the stadium. A single ticket for the tram costs €1.50 and is valid for 90 minutes from the first validation on all above-ground buses and trams.
Local information and transport links
At the match
- visiting supporters will enter the stadium via Gate 11. You should arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete;
- large amounts of coins, belts with large buckles and heavy cigarette lighters aren’t allowed in the stadium, check with Arsenal FC if you need more information about the stadium rules, forbidden items and rules on banners/flags;
- at the end of the game you’ll be asked to stay in the stadium for a short time to allow the home supporters’ area to be cleared;
- the Italian government has a zero tolerance policy on hooliganism both inside and outside the stadium.
- beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the city centre and when using public transport; only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits;
- if you’re travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target for thieves;
- please note that the sale of alcohol will be banned in the following areas on the day of the match: Duomo, Darsena, Corso Como and Stadium.
British Consulate-General Milan
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – Milan
Tel. +39 02 72 3001
Emergency services numbers
- Police (Carabinieri): 112
- Ambulance: 118
- Fire brigade: 115