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Liverpool v Sevilla travel advice

Travel advice for supporters travelling to Basel in Switzerland for the Liverpool v Sevilla Europa League final.

Football

Date: 18 May 2016

Venue: St Jakob Park Stadium, Basel

Kick off time: 8:45 pm (local time)

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

Passports and visas

  • if you’re a British Citizen or a British Subject with Right of Abode in the United Kingdom, you won’t need a visa to enter Switzerland; if you have any other type of British passport, you should check entry requirements with the nearest Swiss diplomatic mission

  • your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; no additional period of validity beyond this is required

  • keep your passport safe; if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or has recently expired you can apply for an emergency travel document

  • in the case of lost or stolen passports, you can apply and pay for an emergency travel document online; you’ll still have to arrange an appointment at the British Embassy in Berne for your emergency travel document to be issued; alternatively, you can book an appointment online and apply at the consular section of the Embassy

  • 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

Getting to the stadium

  • the stadium, St Jakob Park, has a capacity of 36,000 and is a modern venue located in the south eastern district on the outskirts of Basel next to the A2 motorway; the stadium building includes a shopping centre and restaurants

  • at the airport there will be a welcome desk for arriving fans; at the Basel main station there will be a welcome tent in place

  • Basel airport is around 15 minutes from the city centre by bus number 50 and tram number 11 connecting to the city; Zurich is about 1 hour 15 minutes by train

  • the stadium is around 20 – 30 minutes’ walk from the city centre; the regular tram numberr 14 isn’t operating during match day but buses will operate from ‘Aeschenplatz’ to ‘St Jakobstrasse’, which is the closest stop to the stadium; this journey takes about 15 minutes; public transport stops at 1am

  • there will be free travel around Basel on public transport on match day on production of a valid ticket

  • a taxi from Basel city centre to the stadium should cost about 30 Swiss francs

Basel Public transport

Basel public transport online timetable

Basel Public transport special measures on 17/18 May and altered line operations

(with map, German only)

At the match

  • Liverpool supporters will be located in the west section in blocks B 1-7, C 1-2 and G 1-4

  • entry will be by electronic scanning of the ticket and then body search by stewards; turnstiles open at 5:45pm and supporters are advised to arrive in good time

  • prohibited items are similar to the UK; in particular no bottles or excessively large banners or flag poles will be allowed; while there are luggage deposit facilities, you are advised not to bring large items to the ground

  • people who are drunk or behaving in an inappropriate manner won’t be allowed entry and could face arrest; alcohol won’t be available within the stadium and there are no local bars nearby for visiting fans

  • catering facilities are available in the visitors’ section throughout the match where cash payments can be made using local currency (Swiss francs)

  • Liverpool supporters are likely to be held back for a short period at the end of the match

Tips

don’t travel to Basel if you don’t have a ticket; it won’t be possible to get tickets locally or at the stadium before and at match day; all hotel accommodation in a radius of 60 miles around Basel is likely to be fully booked out

  • Switzerland is generally a safe country but you should use common sense in crowded city areas and on local transport as pick pockets do operate; this includes keeping valuables safe and bags secure and preferably leaving all valuables in your hotel safety deposit box

  • take out adequate travel insurance make sure your passport is valid for the period of stay

  • keep your passport safe; in case of lost or stolen passports, contact the British Embassy in Berne to arrange an appointment for an emergency travel document

Contact the British Embassy in Berne

British Embassy Berne
Thunstrasse 50 3005
Berne
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (0)31 359 7700 (also for out of hours emergencies)

Office hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm

For more information visit the British Embassy Berne website.

Emergency services numbers

Public Emergency Line 112

Further information

http://www.uefa.com/

http://www.liverpoolfc.com/

Published 12 May 2016