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Ireland v Wales football travel advice

Travel advice for fans travelling to Ireland for the World Cup qualifier on 24 March 2017.

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Date: 24 March 2017

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

Kick off time: 7:45pm

Currency: Euro

Passports, visas and insurance

  • check with your airline or ferry operator regarding passport/ID requirements well before you travel. See the FCO’s travel advice for Ireland
  • if you are a British National you don’t need a visa to travel to Ireland.
  • bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you. Please note this does not cover all medical treatment or repatriation, so we recommend you take out your own travel insurance before coming to Ireland. It is advisable to take out private health insurance before departure.
  • keep your passport safe at all times and keep a copy of it in a different place. If you lose your passport while in Ireland you may need to get an Emergency Travel Document. However, it may not always be possible to issue one before your return journey. There will be a fee of approx €122.00 for this service.

Getting to the stadium

You can travel from Dublin city centre to the Aviva stadium by taxi or public transport (bus or rail). Lansdowne Road train station is located directly beside the venue. Alternatively you can walk from the city centre in about 35 minutes.

At the match

The stadium is called the Aviva Stadium. It is the national stadium for both rugby and football, situated just outside Dublin city centre. The stadium has a capacity of 50,000 and is expected to be full. Access to the match will be slow, so please arrive well in advance of kick-off.

Please co-operate fully with the Gardai (police); you may be searched on the way into the stadium and any dangerous or banned items will be removed.

Please bear in mind you will not be allowed to bring any alcohol into the stadium and it is a criminal offence in Ireland to drink alcohol on the streets. Away team supporters may be kept behind for approximately 15 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse.

In an emergency

British nationals who need emergency assistance should call +353 (1) 205 3700 where they will be given details on how to proceed by a consular officer.

The address of the British Embassy is: 29 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Phone: +353 1 205 3700

The police, ambulance & fire services can be contacted on 999 or 112


As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers; only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposit boxes.

Ireland is normally a very safe place to visit and you will be given the warmest of welcomes from the local people. If you take all the relevant precautions and plan your stay, you will have a better chance of enjoying the match and having a safe and enjoyable trip.

Published 21 March 2017