Foreign & Commonwealth Travel Advice for Brits Traveling to the FIFA World Cup

by Ella FAIRCHILD on January 14, 2014


The FIFA World Cup will start on June 12, and tons of Brits will be traveling to Brazil to watch the games. However, before there are a few tips that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office wants to share with travelers before they make their trips. Some of these tips are listed below. More tips and updates can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Travel Advice page HERE

Travel Tips:

  • -  Brazil is a large country, seven times the size of South Africa. Travelers must plan their trips between stadiums accordingly.
  • -  Visitors should only use licensed taxis if they choose to make use of the country’s public transportation services.
  • -  If they choose to drive, they need to remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • -  Brazil has a zero-tolerance policy for drink driving. People who get caught under the influence behind the wheel will be prosecuted.
  • -  Always be on the lookout for pick-pockets because they like to target travelers.
  • -  Travelers who are attacked should not resist the attacker and hand over their valuables.
  • -  Always keep real passports safe and carry photocopies.
  • -  Buy comprehensive travel insurance.
  • -  Get up to date on all vaccinations.
  • -  On game day, arrive to the match early. Traffic will be bad, and getting there early will avoid missing the start of the game.
  • -  Confirm that the match tickets are genuine by calling the FIFA World Cup Ticketing Center at 0300 021 2014.
  • -  Carry a photo ID to the match because all FIFA tickets are ID specific this year.

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