Travel advice for Manchester City fans travelling to Monaco for the AS Monaco –Manchester City match on Wednesday 15 March 2017.
Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017
Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco
Kick off time: 8.45pm (local time)
Most fans will be arriving and Nice and travelling to Monaco from there. Please note that following the attacks in Paris in November 2015, a national state of emergency has been declared in France. The French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures. These measures may have an impact on the time it takes for you to get to and in the stadium.
Please see 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 or Monaco. Make sure that your passport is valid until you return to the United Kingdom
- take out travel insurance. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), will work in France and it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties, but it is not recognised in Monaco
- you should carry your ID with you at all times
Getting to the stadium
- Louis II Stadium is 20 minutes on foot from the train station in Monaco (Gare de Monaco-Monte Carlo), and the station is a twenty minute ride from Nice.
At the match
- full body searches will be carried out by Monegasque police. The process will be thorough and time consuming. Please expect to go through different check points before entering the stadium
- the stadium opens at 6pm, and you are advised to arrive then, and 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 and is banned generally in town from 14h30 until kick-off
- if you appear drunk you may be refused entry to the stadium
- please note that Manchester City fans will be held back for around 30 minutes while the home supporters disperse
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 Monaco and France and any infringement may result in arrest and imprisonment.
Les Docks de Marseille-la Joliette
Tel: 00 33 4 91 15 72 10
Emergency number: 112