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Inter Milan v Celtic

Advice for fans travelling to Italy for the Inter Milan v Celtic game on 26 February 2015.

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

Football game

Date: Thursday 26 February 2015

Venue: Giuseppe Meazza (S. Siro) Stadium, Milan

Kick off time: 7pm (local time)

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

Passports and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy but you must have a valid passport
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • make sure you take out good travel insurance - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • you must carry ID with you at all times
  • bring with you a copy of your passport personal details page, in case you lose or have your passport stolen
  • if you lose your passport, or have it stolen, you will need to get an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) from the British Consulate in Rome which is 3 hours by train, or from the British Consulate-General in Milan
  • you’ll need to supply a police report, flight reservation and 1 photo; the fee is €131

Getting to the stadium

  • city centre coach parking is available in Bastioni di Porta Venezia near to Giardini Pubblici Park (20 minutes walk to the Piazza Duomo). The cost is 20 EUR per bus
  • journey time by bus is around 30 minutes
  • using Milan public transport, the closest metro stop to the Giuseppe Meazza stadium is LOTTO, MM1 (red line). LOTTO stop is approx 2 km walking distance from the stadium.
  • alternatively there are the regular buses – lines 49, 78, 161 (visit the ATM Milan transport website for detailed information as bus lines and itineraries might be changed at short notice)
  • Free shuttle buses will be available from the metro station to the stadium before the match and from the stadium to the metro station after the match. The metro closes at midnight.
  • Milan Taxi ranks numbers: +39 02 4040/ 02 6969

Public transport information

Local information and transport links:

At the match

Advice for when you’re at the match:

  • access to the stadium might be slow; there will be ticket checks and you should have your passport with you; body searches may take place at the entrance to the turnstiles
  • to avoid a last minute bottleneck you should aim to arrive at the stadium early
  • no glass and plastic bottles, cans, poles, drums, megaphones, flares and pyrotechnics
  • Celtic supporters will access the stadium via Gates 9 and 10 (South Stand, Sections 301-302, Blue Sector); they will be issued with tickets indicating their names
  • supporters will be asked to show their original passport which will be checked against a list of registered supporters provided by Celtic FC
  • most Celtic supporters are expected to arrive on the day of the match and return to the UK by commercial flights the following day
  • please refer to the Celtic FC official website for detailed information about ticket booking and local arrangements
  • as a public safety measure, Celtic supporters are likely to be held back for around 30 minutes after the final whistle


Helpful tips for the local area:

  • as in any other city, beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town historical centre and when using public transport
  • only carry what you need; leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits and never leave valuables or anything visible in cars

British Consulate-General
Via San Paolo 7

Telephone: 06 4220 2431 (24 hrs)

Public opening hours: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday and Friday

British Embassy address

Consular Section,
British Embassy,
Via XX Settembre 80

Telephone: 06 4220 2431 (24 hrs)

Public opening hours: 9am – noon and 2pm - 5pm

Emergency services numbers


  • emergency ambulance and medical services: 118
  • police (Carabinieri): 112
  • fire brigade: 115
Published 20 February 2015
Last updated 25 February 2015 + show all updates
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