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Sweden v Wales: Travel advice

Travel advice for Wales supporters travelling to Stockholm for the Sweden - Wales friendly at Friends Arena on the 5 June.

Friends Arena - Used under Creative Commons
Friends Arena

Date: Sunday 5 June 2016
Venue: Friends Arena
Kick off time: 16:00 local time

Doors open at 14:30

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Sweden.

Passports and visas

  • British citizens travelling on their British passport don’t need a visa to travel to Sweden, 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 be able to identify yourself at all times while in Sweden - you’ll need to carry photo ID (or a photo copy of your passport is fine too)

Getting to the stadium

  • Friends Arena is located in the Arenastaden district, just north of Stockholm. In direct connection to the arena, Mall of Scandinavia has opened with over 230 shops and 22 restaurants. If you follow the signs for Friends Arena you won’t have a problem finding the arena
  • the easiest way to get to Friends Arena is by public transport commuter train, underground or bus:

Commuter train ((pendeltåg)

Station Solna Station is just 7 minutes by train from Stockholm Central Station. Take the north entrance from the train station and the arena is a 10-15 minute walk (800 metres)

Underground station (tunnelbana)

Solna Centrum is on the ‘blue line’. The arena is a 20-25 minute walk from the station (1.4 km)

Buses

Get off at Solna Station or Arenan bus stop.

Plan your journey here

At the match

  • Welsh fans should enter the stadium through entrance E
  • you may be searched on entering the arena
  • you are not allowed to bring your own food or drink to the arena. Items which would usually be prohibited in the UK are also prohibited here

If something goes wrong

  • the emergency number for police, ambulance and fire services is 112
  • as in any other cities, beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers in public areas - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in the hotel safety deposit box
  • if your passport is lost or stolen, you should contact the consular section of the British Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden as soon as possible
  • if your passport is lost or stolen you may need to apply for an emergency travel document. You need to book an appointment before you visit the embassy

Contact details for our consular section

British Embassy Stockholm, Sweden
Skarpögatan 6-8
115 93 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 671 3000

Email: britsinsweden@fco.gov.uk

Published 18 May 2016