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Luxembourg vs Northern Ireland

Advice for fans travelling to Luxembourg to see Luxembourg play Northern Ireland on 10th September 2013

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

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Game: Luxembourg vs Northern Ireland

Date: 10 September 2013

Time: 8.15pm (local time)

Venue: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Luxembourg Travel Advice

Passports and visas

  • You don’t need a visa to travel to the Luxembourg, 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 should carry your passport with you at all times for identification purposes as police officers may fine you or arrest you if you fail to do so

  • You should be ready to produce an photo ID at the entrance to the stadium

  • If your passport gets lost or stolen while in the Luxembourg, you will need to obtain an Emergency Travel Document from the British Embassy Luxembourg and/or Brussels, Belgium. Please call 00 32 2 287 62 11 for further information

Getting to the stadium

  • The Stade Josy Barthel is located in about 10 minutes outside the city centre

  • The best way to get to the stadium is by taking bus 22 from central train station. If travelling from the airport, take the 9 or 16 bus to town (centre Hamilius) and then the 22 bus to the route d’arlon football stadium (stade Josy Barthel). The other option is by taxi, this would cost +/- €20

  • Address of the Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Route d’Arlon, L-1140 Luxembourg

  • Information on Luxembourg Public Transport

  • Luxembourg City Tourist Office including an Interactive City Map

  • If travelling by taxi, you are advised to use major taxi companies. Costs +/- €20

  • If you do pick up a taxi in the street, always check the per kilometre price, which should be clearly marked on the side of the taxi, before getting in

  • Some taxis operating in areas frequented by tourists can charge highly inflated prices

At the match

  • The gates will open two hours prior to kick-off

  • Body search and personal belongings check will be in place. Fans are NOT allowed to bring drinks, poles, flares, weapons and celery

  • Block A/B/C is designated for entrance of Northern Ireland supporters. This is on the left of the stadium


  • 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, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

British Embassy contact details

5, Boulevard Joseph II
L-1840 Luxembourg

Tel: (+352) 22 98 64 - choose the option for ‘consular services’ when prompted


Opening hours: Wednesday 2pm - 5.15pm, Thursday 9.15am-12pm

Emergency services numbers

• Emergencies 112

• Police 133

• Fire brigade 44 22 44

• Other emergency numbers

Published 5 September 2013