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Foreign Office launches Euro2016 travel advice

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has launched a campaign providing advice and information to British football fans travelling out to the 2016 European Championships in France.

With hundreds of thousands of supporters expected to travel to France to cheer on their team and enjoy the atmosphere, the FCO is encouraging all fans to plan ahead to enjoy a “safe and stress-free tournament”.

Working with their consulates in France, the FCO have produced a “Be On The Ball” guide for travellers to donwload – additionally, fans can sign up to latest travel alerts in France.

FSF chief exec Kevin Miles, who leads the Free Lions Fans’ Embassy service for all England away games, said: “

“Euro 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting football competitions ever, with Europe’s best lining up to take each other on in a range of wonderful locations across France.

“But the tournament won’t just be competitive on the pitch. In the lead up, and during the competition, thousands of fans will be jostling for hotel rooms and match tickets, so it’s important that you plan ahead.

“For an enjoyable and hassle-free competition everyone making the trip should follow the FCO’s ‘Be on the Ball’ tips and advice.”   

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