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Gibraltar vs Poland travel advice

Travel advice for Gibraltar fans travelling to Faro for the Gibraltar vs Poland match on Sunday 7th September

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Travel advice for Gibraltar fans travelling to Faro

Advice for fans travelling to Portugal for Gibraltar’s match with Poland on 7th September

Date: Sunday 7th September
Venue: Estadio do Algarve, Faro
Kick off time: 7.45pm local time

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Portugal.

Passports and visas

  • British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Portugal
  • 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 need to carry your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium
  • if you lose your passport report the loss immediately to the police and obtain a copy of the police report. Should you need an emergency travel document contact the British Embassy on the telephone number below

Getting to the stadium

At the match

  • you may be subject to a body search at the entrance to the turnstiles
  • you may be asked for evidence that bottles or containers do not carry alcohol, if there is doubt the container will be confiscated
  • alcohol is banned in the stadium and anyone noticeably under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed into the stadium; under Portuguese law you may be breathalysed by the police upon entry
  • racist comments and chants are illegal
  • climbing of fences to place flags is expressly forbidden
  • no pyrotechnics or fireworks are allowed in the stadium


  • as in any other city be alert, keep sight of your belongings at all times and beware thieves using distraction techniques
  • do not carry all your valuables together in bags or pockets; leave spare cash and valuables in a safe place
  • avoid leaving items in an unattended car, even for a short period; if you have no alternative, hide them in the boot before you reach your destination; remember that foreign-registered and hire cars are often targeted by thieves

Contact the British Embassy in Lisbon

British Embassy Lisbon
Rua de Sao Bernardo 33
1249-082 Lisbon

Telephone +351 21 395 4082 (also for out of hours emergencies)
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Emergency services numbers 112

Further information

Published 4 September 2014