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Inter Milan v Southampton travel advice

Travel advice for Southampton fans travelling to Milan, Italy, for the UEFA Europa League, Inter v Southampton match on Thursday 20 October 2016.

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Advice for fans travelling to Italy for Southampton’s match with Inter Milan on Thursday 20 October 2016

  • Date: Thursday 20 October 2016

  • Venue: Giuseppe Meazza Stadium (San Siro), Piazzale Angelo Moratti, 20151 Milan

  • Kick off time: 7pm (local time)

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

A national general transport strike is planned for Friday 21 October, which may cause delays and/or cancellations of flights and trains.

You should check with your travel provider for more information before departure. For more information on planned transport strikes, visit the Ministry of Transport website (in Italian).

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy on a British passport from the UK, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay

  • 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, you’ll need to get an emergency travel document from the British Consulate-General in Milan or the British Embassy in Rome; you’ll need to supply a police report, flight reservation and one photo; the fee is £100.00

Getting to the stadium

At the match

  • large amounts of coins, belts with large buckles and heavy cigarette lighters aren’t allowed in the stadium; check with Southampton FC if you need more information about the rules on banners/flags
  • arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete; at the end of the game you’ll be asked to stay in the stadium for a short time to allow the home supporters’ area to be cleared
  • the Italian government has a zero tolerance policy on hooliganism both inside and outside the stadium

Tips

  • beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway station (Stazione Ferroviaria), around the town centre and when using public transport; only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • if you’re travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target for thieves

Contact the British Consulate-General in Milan

British Consulate-General Milan
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 Milan
Tel. +39 02 72 3001

British Consulate-General Milan

Twitter: @ukinitaly

Emergency services numbers

  • Police (Carabinieri): 112
  • Ambulance: 118
  • Fire brigade: 115

Other useful contacts/information

Milan airports:

Local information for Milan

Published 6 October 2016
Last updated 17 October 2016 + full page history
  1. A national general transport strike is planned for Friday 21 October, which may cause delays and/or cancellations of flights and trains.
  2. First published.