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Slovakia v Northern Ireland travel advice

Travel advice for supporters travelling to Trnava, Slovakia for the Slovakia v Northern Ireland match.

Northern Ireland vs Slovakia
Northern Ireland vs Slovakia

Date: 4 June 2016

Venue: Stadium of Anton Malatinsky, Trnava

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

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

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 Slovakia; if you have any other type of British passport, you should check entry requirements with the nearest Slovak embassy or consulate
  • 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’ll need to apply for an emergency travel document.

Travel insurance

  • 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

At the match

  • Northern Ireland supporters will be located in the south section in blocks C and D from the “Kollarova street”
  • entry will be by electronic scanning of the ticket and then body search by stewards; turnstiles open at 5:45pm and supporters have been advised to arrive in good time
  • prohibited items are similar to this in the UK; in particular bottles and excessively large banners or flag poles won’t be allowed
  • if you’re drunk or behaving in an inappropriate manner you won’t be allowed into the stadium and you could be arrested; alcohol won’t be available within the stadium and only soft drinks will be served in the nearby bars and restaurants
  • catering facilities are available in the visitors’ section throughout the match where cash payments can be made using euros
  • Northern Ireland supporters are likely to be held back for around 15 minutes at the end of the match


  • Slovakia is generally a safe country but you should take common sense precautions when in crowded city areas and on local transport as pick pockets do operate; keep valuables safe and bags secure and preferably leave all valuables in your hotel safety deposit box
  • take out adequate travel insurance and make sure your passport is valid for the period of your stay
  • make sure your passport is kept safe; in case of a lost or stolen passport, contact the British Embassy in Bratislava to arrange an appointment for an Emergency Travel Document

Contact the British embassy in Bratislava

British Embassy Bratislava
Panska 16
81101 Bratislava
Telephone: +421 (0) 2 59982000 (also for out of hours emergencies)

Office hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm
  • Friday: 8:30am to 2pm

For more information and detailed Travel Advice for Slovakia, please visit British Embassy Bratislava website

Emergency services numbers

  • Public Emergency Line: 112
  • Ambulance: 155
  • Police: 158
  • Firemen: 150

Further information

Host club info

Irish Football Association

Published 26 May 2016