The British Embassy in Madrid, Spain, has issued travel advice for football fans planning to attend Liverpool’s match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday October 19, among other things listing the documents Britons must carry with them due to Brexit and the coronavirus. -19.
First, the British Embassy reminds Britons that since the country is no longer a member of the European Union, the rules for travel from the UK to Spain are now different since January 1, 2021.
“The rules for travel to European countries changed on January 1, 2021. British citizens can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you are traveling as a tourist, to visit family or friends, or for meetings work, cultural or sporting events, or for short-term studies or training,” advises the embassy.
Additionally, the same reminds UK citizens to check their passports before their trip, whether they meet the EU passport rules for entry. According to these rules, travelers must have at least three months of validity remaining on the day they plan to leave the European Union. Passports must be no more than ten years old at that time.
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In addition, football fans must have the following with them when traveling to Spain for the match:
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) Travel and return insurance or one-way ticket Sufficient money for proof of accommodation for accommodation i.e. hotel reservation confirmation, proof of address if visiting a second home), or an invitation from a host
Britons are also advised to keep printing QR codes for the COVID vaccine in case they do not have access to their mobile phones.
Furthermore, the embassy reminds those planning to be at the match on Tuesday that the border-crossing experience is now different compared to when the UK was a member of the European Union.
“When monitoring the Spanish border, it is likely that you will need to use separate lanes of EU, EEA and Swiss nationals when standing in line. Your passport will usually be stamped upon entry and exit unless you can prove that you are a resident of Spain,” it reads. Advice, emphasizing once again that travelers must carry all the above documents with them.
Finally, the Embassy advises British football fans to respect Spain’s current coronavirus restrictions, including wearing a mask on the field.
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