Advice and information for fans travelling out to the Porto v Arsenal game on December 10.
Passports and visas
You don’t need a visa to enter Portugal..
..but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay
Take out comprehensive travel insurance – even if you’re just going for the day paying that bit extra for Cover could save you lots of money if you get into difficulties
Make a photocopy of your passport and other important documents and keep it in a safe place
If you lose your passport contact our consulate in Lisbon on 00351 21 392 40 00
Information about the stadium
Leave plenty of time to get into the stadium - ticket checks and body searches at the turnstiles will slow entry down.
Doors will be open two hours before kick off at 19.45 hours
After the match, Arsenal fans will be retained for approximately 15 minutes until the Porto fans have left the stadium
Obey Portuguese Police instructions and avoid physical contact
Large crowds are the favoured hunting grounds for petty criminals so be careful with your valuables
Anyone who is obviously drunk or bearing racist insignia will not be allowed into the stadium.
Banners bearing political slogans will not be permitted inside the stadium
No flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops or large flag poles are allowed in the stadium
Soft drinks are available and can be taken inside.
How to get to the Estádio do Dragão Stadium
The stadium, is situated on the eastern outskirts of Oporto, some 10-15 minutes by car from Oporto city centre, depending on traffic and approximately 20 km from the Oporto airport. It can be accessed directly from the Metro, exiting at the station with the same name.
In case of emergency call: 112 for emergency service assistance or the British Embassy on 00351 21 392 4000