Travel advice for City fans going to Porto
- Fri 10 Feb 2012, 9:50AM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
With City returning to European duty against FC Porto next Thursday, the Foreign Office has provided some advice for fans travelling to Portugal to follow the Blues.
The FO’s website provides a comprehensive checklist, but key points to remember are:
Travel visas are not required, but ensure your passport is valid for the duration of your visit.
It is necessary to carry ID with you at all times, and it is recommended you take a photocopy of your passport.
To get to the ground, take the Green Line on the Metro from the centre of Porto directly to the Estadio do Dragao station.
Access to the stadium could be slow; there will be ticket checks and body searches at the turnstiles, so leave yourself plenty of time ahead of the 8pm kick off. Gates will open at 6.30pm.
Be vigilant – pickpockets and bag snatchers operate in tourist areas, on public transport and around the stadium, so keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
In an emergency, call the Emergency Service on 112. The British Consulate contact details are:
Travessa Barão de Forrester, 86
4400 - 034 Vila Nova de Gaia
Tel: +351 21 395 4082 (from abroad)
Tel: 808 203 537 (local calls)
There’s also plenty to see and do in the city, and the official Porto Tourism site is well a worth a look before you go.