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Bayer Leverkusen vs Manchester United

Advice for fans travelling to Germany for Manchester United’s match with Bayer Leverkusen on 27 November 2013.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Date: 27 November 2013

Venue: Bayarena

Kick off time: 20:45 (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Germany

Passports and visas

Check your passport and visa details:

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Germany, but your passport should be valid for the period of the outward and return journeys
  • 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 passport with you at all times
  • it is a requirement under law in Germany to show ID if requested by the police or judicial authorities
  • if you lose your passport you will have to apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the British Consulate Düsseldorf the following day

Getting to the stadium

Advice on getting to the stadium:

  • the best way to get to the stadium is by train to Leverkusen main station
  • Leverkusen is about midway between Cologne and Düsseldorf and there are very frequent trains from both cities, taking about twenty minutes
  • once you arrive at Leverkusen it is a short walk across the park to the stadium
  • car parking space is limited so travel by public transport is recommended

At the match

Advice for at the match:

  • only valid ticketholders will be admitted to the ground
  • people with damaged or forged tickets, or people who have lost or had their tickets stolen will be turned away
  • Manchester United fans will be accommodated in the away supporters block G
  • the gates open at 18:15
  • there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance so to avoid bottlenecks you should arrive at the ground early
  • visiting supporters are not usually kept behind at the end of the match
  • the stadium is an all-seater and fans are requested not to stand up during the match
  • large crowds are the favoured hunting grounds for petty criminals
  • take care of your valuables and only exchange money from authorised currency exchanges

Relevant British Consulate address and telephone numbers

British Consulate General
Yorckstrasse 19
40476 Düsseldorf

Telephone: 0049 211 9448 0

Emergency services numbers

  • Police: 110

  • Ambulance: 112

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Published 22 November 2013