Travel advice for Champions League and Europa League matches next week

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are playing in Europe next week. Check our travel advice if you're going to the match.

In the UEFA Champions League, Arsenal play FK Partizan on 28 September 2010 in Belgrade and Manchester United play Valencia CF on 29 September. In the Europa League, Liverpool play FC Utrecht on 30 September.

You can find specific advice for each match in our travelling football fans section:

FK Partizan v Arsenal
FC Utrecht v Liverpool
Valencia CF v Manchester United

Manchester United fans should be aware of a possible national General Strike in Spain on Wednesday 29 September 2010. This may have an impact on public services, including air transport. You should contact your airline or travel agent for the latest news before travelling.

If you are going to watch your club play, bear in mind :

  • You don’t need a visa to enter Serbia, the Netherlands or Spain. In the Netherlands and Spain, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. In Serbia, your passport should be valid for 6 months beyond your stay.
  • Remember to take out some travel insurance even if you’re only going for one night - if you get into difficulties it could save you a lot of money!
  • See our travel advice by country for information on local laws and customs.
  • There may be additional regulations in force on match days and in the vicinity of the stadium. These may include restrictions on where alcohol can be consumed.

  • In Spain, it is illegal to drink in the street and you may be arrested for doing so. If in doubt, check with local police or tourist authorities.
  • Crowds in and around football stadiums can attract pickpockets. Take care to safeguard your possessions in crowded areas.

You can find more tips in our advice for travelling football fans.