UEFA Champions League group stage – Atletico de Madrid CF vs Liverpool FC
In addition to these tips, see our travel tips for Spain where you will find information on COVID-related entry requirements in Spain and local restrictions, as well as information on how to complete the control form. health before traveling.
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
Kick-off time: 9 p.m. (local time)
Passports and visas
The rules for traveling to European countries changed on January 1, 2021. UK nationals can travel to Schengen area countries for up to 90 days out of any 180-day visa-free period. This applies if you are traveling as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sporting events, or for short-term study or training . Check that your passport is valid for travel before booking your trip and renew your passport if you do not have enough time. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave Spain or any other Schengen country.
Don’t forget your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you are only going for one night – it could save you a lot of money if you run into difficulties.
At Spanish border control you will likely have to use separate lanes for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens when waiting in line. Your passport is usually stamped on entry and exit, unless you can prove that you are resident in Spain. You may also need to present: a return or onward ticket, sufficient money for your stay, proof of accommodation for your stay, for example, a hotel reservation confirmation, proof of address if you visit your own property (eg a second home), or an invitation from your host or proof of address if you are staying with a third party, friends or family.
You must provide identification (your passport) if requested by a police officer. The police have the right to detain you at a police station until your identity is confirmed.
Always take care of your passport, as getting a replacement is expensive and time consuming. Remember to keep a photocopy or scanned copy of your passport in a safe place. If you lose your passport, you will need to apply for an emergency travel document online
Getting to the stadium
Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
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The recommended route for supporters outside to reach the Wanda Metropolitano stadium to use the metro. The Spanish National Police advise Liverpool fans to use line 5 (green line) which has stops in central Madrid (Gran Via, Callao, Opera) and get off at Canillejas.
Police have designated a ‘meeting point’ for outside supporters in a square next to the Canillejas metro station called Plaza del Céfiro, which is an area with bars and restaurants a 25-minute walk from the stadium. .
The police recommend that away supporters arrive at this square early (2-3 hours before the match) and the police will escort supporters to the stadium before kick-off. Get to the stadium early as entry will be slow due to the extensive security checks that will be carried out.
At the match
- Liverpool fans with general tickets will access the Wanda Metropolitano through Gate 23, located at the north end of the stadium (FONDO NORTE)
- The areas for away supporters are located in the upper stand.
- Access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks at various checkpoints before arriving at the stadium, including body searches and after going through the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck, you must arrive at the stadium early – the doors will be open for visiting supporters 1:30 to 2 hours before kick-off.
- Police and stewards may ask to see ticket holders’ ID to prevent ticket fraud, so you must have photo ID with you. Keep the tickets for the game safe in your possession. Thieves can target ticket holders. If tickets are lost or stolen, they will not be reprinted and you will not have access to the stadium
- You must follow the instructions of the Spanish police. Avoid all physical contact with the police (including requests for photos, etc.).
- The current COVID restrictions in Spain require all football stadium fans to wear a face mask at all times. Fans are not allowed to smoke, eat or drink inside the stadium. You are only allowed to drink water (less than 500ml) without a bottle cap. Food trucks will be available outside the stadium before the match.
- Anyone who is obviously drunk or wearing racist badges will not be allowed to enter the stadium. In addition, no banners carrying political slogans will be allowed inside the stadium.
- Flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle caps or containers over 1/2 liter are not allowed in the stadium. Non-alcoholic drinks and food are available inside the stadium.
- Visiting supporters can be kept away for around 20-30 minutes after the match to allow home supporters to disperse.
As in any other city, beware of pickpockets and bag thieves at airports, train stations, around the city center, and when using public transportation like the metro. Take only what you need and leave cash and valuables in the hotel safes.
Petty criminals often operate in areas with large crowds, so be vigilant and keep your valuables safe.
In Madrid, drinking alcohol on the streets and in the metro is illegal and you can be fined or arrested for it. It is illegal to launch flares throughout town (including at the meeting point). The Spanish police have the right to intervene and confiscate the flares and can deny access to the match if any of these laws are violated. For your own safety and the safety of others, follow police instructions at all times.
Police officers have the right to prevent people from taking photos or filming if they believe that their personal safety or that of a police operation or a secure area could be compromised. This can be punished with heavy penalties.
Have a printout of your COVID vaccine QR codes in case you lose or do not have access to your mobile phone during your stay in Spain to facilitate your return to the UK.
British Consulate General in Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana 259D 28046, Madrid Spain
Telephone +34 91 714 6300 (also for emergencies outside opening hours)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information, please visit the website of the British Consulate General in Madrid
Emergency service numbers
The telephone number for local emergency services is 112.
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