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

by Ella FAIRCHILD on January 14, 2014

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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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