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Advice for fans travelling to Paris for Celtic/PSG football match

Advice for fans travelling to France for Celtic Glasgow’s match with Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Celtic Glasgow Vs PSG

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris

Kick off time: 8.45pm (French time)

Along with this advice, read carefully our travel advice for France and follow us on Twitter at @BritishinFrance.

Due to ongoing threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL), the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures.

Check the French government’s advice about what to do if a terrorist attack occurs.

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to enter France. Make sure that your passport is valid until you return to the United Kingdom
  • 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 should carry your ID with you at all times

Getting to the stadium

  • from Paris Gare Du Nord Eurostar Terminal, take Metro line 4 to Strasbourg-Saint-Denis, then Metro line 9 to Porte de Saint Cloud
  • from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, take RER B to Gare du Nord, then Metro line 4 to Strasbourg-Saint-Denis and Metro line 9 to Porte de Saint Cloud
  • from Paris Beauvais airport, take the coach to Porte Maillot, then Metro line 1 to Franklin-Roosevelt and Metro line 9 to Porte de Saint Cloud

At the match

  • tickets will be available at a collection point on presentation of your voucher and your passport. Details and specific instructions will be given by Celtic Glasgow Football Club to voucher holders
  • all official Celtic Glasgow supporters (except VIPs and sponsors) will enter the stadium via Avenue de la Porte de Saint-Cloud, Porte V, and will be seated in stands 101-102 and 301-302
  • full body searches will be carried out by French police. The process will be thorough and time consuming.
  • the stadium opens 3 hours before kick-off, you are advised to arrive well before the start of match as ticket and security checks can take up to a good hour to complete before admittance to the visitors’ section
  • supporters with disabilities are advised to arrive at the stadium no later than 2 hours before kick-off time
  • no left-luggage facilities available. Leave your articles on the coaches or at your hotel
  • alcohol is banned inside the stadium
  • if you appear drunk you may be refused entry to the stadium
  • please note that Celtic Glasgow fans will be held back for around 15 minutes while the home supporters disperse

Tips

The following items are banned in the stadium and will be confiscated (and are unlikely to be returned):

  • banners and flags displaying anything which can be construed as racist or homophobic
  • flagpoles, sticks
  • fireworks and flares
  • alcoholic drinks, bottles, glasses, and cans
  • megaphones and drums
  • knives, belts, chains or any objects which can be thrown or used as a weapon

Smoking is not permitted in the stands.

Possession and use of recreational drugs is illegal in France and any infringement may result in arrest and imprisonment.

Consulate address

British Embassy
Consular Services
16 rue d’Anjou
75008 Paris

Tel: +33 1 44 51 31 00

Emergency number: 112

Celtic FC website

Published 21 November 2017