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HJK Helsinki – Liverpool FC travel advice

Travel advice for fans travelling to Helsinki for the HJK Helsinki v Liverpool FC match on Saturday 1st August 2015

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HJK Helsinki v Liverpool 1 August 2015

Advice for fans travelling to Finland HJK Helsinki v Liverpool FC match on 1st August 2015

Date: 1st August 2015

Venue:

Olympic Stadium
Paavo Nurmenkuja 1
00250 Helsinki

Kick off time: 7:30pm (local time)

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

Passports and visas

  • You don’t need a visa to travel to Finland, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in Finland. Ensure that next of kin details are kept up to date.

  • Remember to get your free European Health Insurance Card EHIC before leaving the UK. The EHIC isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. No medical services are provided free of charge in Finland.

  • If you lose your passport you will need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) at the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Helsinki. The fee for an ETD is £95 (approx EUR 139) payable by cash (Euros only) or Visa/MasterCard Credit Cards. You will need to submit one passport photo in colour and a paper copy of your flight details to apply.

Getting to the stadium

  • Map of Stadium and surrounding area

  • From Airport: Local bus: 615 to main railway station (2km walk to Olympic Stadium) – tickets from driver at €5 (please pay with small change).

  • Local train to main railway station

  • Taxis are expensive, from Airport to stadium €50-60 (30-40mins), Yellow Line minibus taxis can take several persons at a lower rate (5-7 persons) booking desk at arrival level.

At the match

  • Access to the stadium can be slow - there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; to avoid a last minute bottleneck, get to the stadium early.

  • Items banned in UK are likely to be banned at the Olympic stadium as well.

Tips

  • As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • Drinking in the street, in non designated pub or restaurant areas is prohibited in Finland.

  • Don’t get involved with drugs - the penalties are severe. Drugs and drink driving laws are stricter in Finland than in the UK. Possession of even small quantities of narcotics can lead to heavy fines and/or imprisonment.

  • For the latest information on safety and security, visit Foreign and Commonwealth Office page for Travel Advice - Finland

Contact the British Embassy in Helsinki

British Embassy Helsinki
Itäinen Puistotie 17
00140 Helsinki

Tel: +358 (0)9 2286 5100 Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm
email: helsinki.consularenquiries@fco.gov.uk

Emergency services numbers

  • 112 for all rescue services

Further information

Published 17 July 2015