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San Marino vs England: travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Serravalle for England's Under 21 European Championship qualifier match against San Marino on 10 October 2013.

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

England fans
  • Date: Thursday 10th October 2013
  • Venue: Stadio Olimpico, San Marino
  • Kick of time: 20:30 (local time)

Passports and Visas

You do not need a visa to travel to San Marino or Italy but you must have a valid passport

Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which will be essential for your stay or your transiting through Italy, but the card is not valid in San Marino, so please ensure you take out good travel insurance - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

In San Marino and in Italy and it is obligatory to carry ID with you at all times

The ticket office at the San Marino Stadium will be open before the match

If you lose your passport, or have it stolen, you will need to obtain an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) from either the British Consulate in Milan (3/ 4 hours by train) or the British Embassy Rome (4/5 hours by train) from Rimini/San Marino. You will need to supply a police report, flight reservation and one photo. The fee for an ETD is 118 euro

For train information: Trenitalia

Local info for Rimini including public transport:

Getting to the stadium

There are regular buses that travel from Rimini to San Marino or taxis.

The journey time by bus is around 45 minutes. Bus timetable

At the match

Access to the stadium might be slow.

There will be ticket checks and you should have your passport with you.

Body searches may take place at the entrance to the turnstiles.

To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should aim to arrive at the stadium early.

No bottles or cans are allowed into the ground and alcohol is banned within the stadium.

Keep in mind that most of the seats in the Stadio Olimpico are not under cover, so dress appropriately.


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 and never leave valuables or anything on show in cars.

Keep a copy of your passport.

For the latest information on safety and security, visit our travel advice page for San Marino

British Embassy contact details

Consular Section
Via XX Settembre 80

British Consulate General contact details

Via San Paolo 7

Emergency Services Numbers in San Marino:

  • Emergency service and gendarmerie: 112

  • Public safety, fire department and local police: 115

  • Emergency ambulance and medical services: 118

Emergency Services numbers in Italy:

  • Police (Carabinieri): 112

  • Ambulance: 118

  • Fire Brigade: 115


Football Supporters’ Federation

British Embassy in Italy

Published 3 October 2013