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Source: UK Government

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga
Kick off time: 5:00pm (local time)
As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Portugal
Passports and visas
you don’t need a visa to travel to Portugal, but your passport should be valid for the period of your stay
you must show some form of identification if asked by the police or judicial authorities; in most cases, it should be sufficient to carry a photocopy of the data page of your passport, but you can be asked to produce the original document
if you lose your passport, you can apply for an emergency travel document online; you will have to collect the document from the Consulate in Lisbon or Portimão; travel from Porto to Lisbon takes at least 4 hours and to Portimão at least 8, so remember to factor this in to your travel arrangements
remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance even if you’re only going for a short period, it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
Getting to the stadium

the nearest airport to the stadium is Porto; you can reach Porto city centre from the airport by underground (Metro)

if you’re arriving at another airport, there are trains and buses to Porto; the main railway station in Porto is Campanhã and the bus station is at Praça de Batalha; domestic flights to Porto from Lisbon and Faro are operated by TAP Air Portugal

the Estádio Municipal de Braga is a 30 minute walk from the centre of Braga

there is a rail link between Porto Campanhã and Braga; there is also a regular bus service from Campo 24 de Agosto

for information generally on Porto’s public transport system, see Porto’s tourism website

taxis are beige-coloured or black and green; they’re available at the airport and at taxi ranks around the city; you can flag down taxis in Portugal

if you’re driving, you should carry your passport, valid UK driving licence, car logbook or rental contract and insurance; the police can fine you on-the-spot if you don’t have these documents.

there are tolls on Portuguese motorways; you can get a fine if you don’t pay toll fees so remember to carry enough cash with you; don’t use the green lanes (VV – Via Verde) at toll pay points; these are for motorists who subscribe to the automatic pay system; some roads in the north of Portugal and in the Algarve have electronic tolls (SCUTs); check how to pay these before you travel

At the match

Rangers fans will be seated in blocks A9 to A16 of the upper east stand; (entry Gates 1 to 3)

access to the stadium can be slow – there will be ticket checks and searches carried out by stewards and/or police on entry to the stadium; to avoid last minute queues get to the stadium in good time

no alcohol, sharp objects (including umbrellas), air horns or loudspeakers, fireworks or flares, bottles or cans, drums or video cameras in the stadium

the authorities have the right to breathalyse on entry to the stadium and anyone they consider too drunk may be refused entry

children under the age of 3 will not be admitted to the stadium

visiting supporters will be held back for about 30 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse

Tips

as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centres and when using public transport; only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposit box or split it up and carry it in different places

there’s no time difference between the UK and Portugal

Contact the British Embassy in Lisbon

British Embassy Lisbon
Rua de São Bernardo, 33
1249-082
Lisbon

Telephone: +351 21 392 4000 (also for out of hours emergencies)
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
For more information, please visit British Embassy Lisbon website
Emergency services numbers
112
Further information

information on visiting Portugal

information of visiting Porto and the North of Portugal

Braga Tourist information

Porto Tourist information

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