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AS Monaco v Arsenal Travel Advice

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Advice for fans travelling to Monaco for Arsenal’s match with AS Monaco on 17 March 2015.

  • Date: 17 March 2015
  • Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco
  • Kick off time: 8.45pm

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

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Monaco, but your passport should be valid for your proposed duration of stay
  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which is valid in France but please note that Monaco is not a Member of the European Union and the EHIC doesn’t provide health cover in Monaco; make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad 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 – and you’ll need to carry your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium
  • if you lose or have your passport stolen, you will need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document; the nearest British Consulate is in Marseille (see full contact details below)

Getting to the stadium

  • there’s a regular train service between Nice and Monaco; the Stadium Louis II is situated in the Fontvielle part of Monaco and there’s regular bus service to and from the railway station – Bus Number 4
  • a taxi from Nice airport to Monaco will cost approximately 55 euros
  • there’s also a regular helicopter service between Nice airport and Monaco – one leaving every 15 minutes; the heliport is next to the stadium and a return fare costs around 240 euros

At the match

  • official Arsenal supporters have been allocated Blocks G and H
  • wheel chair access is via area B1
  • access to the stadium can be slow; there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; to avoid a last minute rush, get to the stadium early - doors will open at 7pm
  • in addition to items which would usually be prohibited in the UK, please note the following restrictions at the stadium: large amounts of loose change and lighters may be confiscated and are unlikely to be returned; no bottles and cans are allowed to be brought into the ground and alcohol is banned within an area of 500 metres around the stadium from 2pm on match day; flags and banners without poles are allowed subject to size; musical instruments are allowed
  • visiting supporters will be kept behind for around 15 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to leave


  • 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 and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

Relevant British Embassy/Consulate address and telephone numbers

British Consulate
Address: 24 Avenue du Prado, 13006, Marseille
Phone: (33) (4) 91 15 72 10

Emergency services numbers

  • Police: 17
  • Accident and emergency: 18