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Travel advice: SS Lazio v Celtic FC

Advice for fans travelling to Italy for the Europa League match against SS Lazio on 7 November 2019.


Date: Thursday 7 November 2019

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Viale dei Gladiatori, 00135 Roma RM, Italy

Kick off time: 6.55pm (local time)

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

Get ready for Brexit

To visit Europe after Brexit there are things you need to do before you travel. These include:

  • check your UK passport is valid for travel to Europe using the GOV.UK passport checker
  • get travel insurance that provides health cover in Europe
  • check you have the right driving documents
  • check pet travel rules with your vet at least 4 months before you travel

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy on a British passport from the UK. For information on passport validity, check our travel advice
  • remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you but also take out travel insurance (which includes covering the cost of medical treatment and returning to the UK), even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • you must carry ID with you at all times – you will need to produce your passport to gain entry to the stadium
  • if you lose your passport, you’ll need to apply online for an Emergency Travel Document; once your ETD is ready you will be able to collect it from the British Embassy in Rome. You might need to attend an appointment at the Embassy while your application is being processed

Getting to the stadium

  • Italian police will provide 30 buses from the meeting point (Piazzale delle Canestre) to the stadium. They will be operating a shuttle service between the meeting point and the stadium. Fans are expected to be at the meeting point for 2.00pm
  • turnstiles at the ground will open before 5.00pm
  • further information on local transport
  • please note that tickets for public transport (bus, metro, train, tram) must be purchased before the journey and stamped in the appropriate machine on the platform or on board the vehicle. If unstamped, they are deemed invalid and you will be fined on the spot if checked by local authorities. You can purchase tickets at ticket offices/machines and from Tabacchi

At the match

  • fans should expect to undergo rigorous body searches by police. This is normal at Italian football stadia
  • no bags, lighters, umbrellas, cameras, pyrotechnics or bottles of any kind will be allowed into the stadium. No storage facilities are available outside the stadium
  • arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete; at the end of the game you’ll be asked to stay in the stadium for up to 60 min to allow the home supporters’ area to be cleared
  • the Italian government has a zero tolerance policy on hooliganism both inside and outside the stadium


  • it is strongly recommended not to wear club colours while visiting Rome
  • be aware of the Rome Urban Police regulations
  • beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers that could be present in specific areas such as airports, railway stations (Stazione Ferroviaria), around the town centre and when using public transport
  • only carry what you need, make use of hotel safes/safety deposit boxes
  • if you’re travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles can be a target for thieves

Contact the British Embassy Rome

British Embassy Rome
Via XX Settembre 80/a
00187 Rome Italy

Telephone: +39 06 4220 0001

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

For further information please visit UK in Italy Facebook

Emergency services numbers

  • police (Carabinieri): 112
  • ambulance: 118
  • fire brigade: 115

Other useful contacts

Published 23 October 2019
Last updated 30 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Arrangements for getting to the stadium have been changed - update 30 October 2019
  2. First published.