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Belgium v Wales Travel Advice

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Advice for Wales football fans travelling to Belgium on 16 November 2014

Game: Belgium v Wales

Date: Sunday, 16 November 2014

Venue: King Baudouin Stadium (formerly Heysel Stadium) 135 Avenue de Marathon, 1020 Brussels

Kick off time: 6pm (local time)

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

Passports and visas

  • You don’t need a visa to travel to the Belgium, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay.
  • You must carry your passport with you (in a safe place) at all times for identification purposes.
  • Remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and take out travel insurance. It could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties while abroad.
  • Any loss/theft of personal belongings (including passports) must be reported to the Belgian Police before returning to the UK.
  • If you lose your passport you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate General in Brussels, Belgium. Please call 00 32 2 287 62 11 - 24/7 - for further information.

Getting to the stadium

  • Address of stadium: King Baudouin Stadium (formerly Heysel Stadium) 135 Avenue de Marathon, 1020 Brussels
  • Public transport – metro line 6 – direction “Koning Boudewijn” alight “Houba-Brugman”

At the match

  • Fans will be seated in the East Stand - Tribune 2.
  • There will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck, get to the stadium early - doors will open around 2 hours before the match.
  • 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 or cans are allowed to be brought into the ground and alcohol is banned within the stadium. Flags and banners without poles are allowed subject to size. Musical instruments are permitted.
  • Beverages will be on sale in the stadium and its perimeter.
  • Fans who are clearly drunk will be refused entry to the stadium.
  • Visiting supporters will not be kept behind at the end of the match.


  • Belgian law permits police officers to arrest supporters without a ticket who are in the vicinity of the match.
  • You are advised to maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. You should also be alert to the risk of petty theft, pickpockets and bag snatchers in crowded areas, particularly near exchange shops, hotels, on public transport, main railway stations and inside airport terminals.
  • Only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits.
  • Drinking on the streets is not permitted. A potential 50 Euro fine could be imposed.
  • Minor public order offences could risk a police detention of up to 12 hours.
  • Criminal offences could lead to a detention of up to 6 days.
  • Loud shouting or singing after 10pm is considered disorderly conduct.

British Consulate General
Avenue d'Auderghem/Oudergemlaan 10,
1040 Brussels,
(Closest Metro – Schuman)

Opening hours:
Mon, Tues, Thur and Fri from 9.00-12.30
Tel. 00 32 (0)2 287 62 11 – lines are open 24/7

Emergency service numbers

  • Emergencies 112
  • Police 101
  • Fire brigade 100
  • Other EmergencyNumbers
  • To block Bank cards: 0032 (0)70 344 344

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