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Advice for Rugby fans travelling to Uruguay for England's game with Sudamerica XV on 2 June 2013
Date: 2 June 2013
Venue: Charrúa Stadium, Carrasco, Montevideo.
Kick off time: 15:30 (local time)
As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Uruguay.
Passports and visas
- British Citizens do not need a visa to travel to Uruguay as a visitor. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.
- Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is not valid in Uruguay, so travel insurance is essential, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
- Muggings are not uncommon in Uruguay. Leave a spare credit card or cash as well as your passport in a hotel safe or security box and keep a photocopy of the details page with you at all times. Your passport is not required to gain entry to the stadium.
- If you lose your passport you will need to obtain a police report and apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to return home at the Consular Section at the British Embassy in Montevideo. The fee for an ETD is £95 payable in cash in local currency or by credit card.
Getting to the stadium
- Estadio Charrúa, – Montevideo
- Address: Avenida Bolivia 2387 Esquina Verona, Montevideo, Uruguay
- By bus from downtown: Lines D10, 112, 77, 64, 105, 21, 60, 140, 407. More bus routes can be planned at: www.montevideobus.com.uy.
- By taxi or private transport: 25 minutes drive from the centre of the city. Fans should access by Av. Avenida Bolivia only. Parking available.
At the match
- There will be ticket checks and possibly random body, purses and backpacks searches at the entrance. Doors will open at 14:30.
- Forbidden items include large amounts of lighters, any sharp items as well as those that can be thrown or considered potential weapons (such as radios, batteries, bottles, cans, deodorants, perfumes and any type of fireworks). These may be confiscated and are unlikely to be returned. Flags, banners and musical instruments are permitted.
- Fans should carry some form of photo ID, such as a photocopy of their passport or a driving licence, but this is not a mandatory requirement
- As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, around the city and when using public transport. Only carry what you need, leave spare cash, credit cards, passports and valuables in hotel safety deposits. Keep valuables out of sight (i.e. cameras).
- It is best to move around in groups rather than alone, especially at night.
- Drinking and driving and taking drugs attract severe penalties.
British Embassy Montevideo address and telephone numbers
Marco Bruto 1073
T: +598 2622 3630
Emergency services numbers
Emergency Services: 911
Police: 911 / 1909
Ambulance: 1727 or private companies SEMM 159 / SUAT 133 / UCM 147