News story: UEFA Europa League Final in Stockholm, Sweden – Travel Advice

  • Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
  • Venue: Friends Arena
  • Kick off time: 20:45 local time

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Sweden

Passports and visas

You don’t need a visa to travel to Sweden on a British passport but your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance; even if you’re only going for one night it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.

Manchester United Fan Zone

The Manchester United Fan Zone will be located at Rörstrandsgatan. The zone will be open from Wednesday lunchtime until the match starts. The best way to get to Friends Arena from the Fan Zone is by commuter train from Karlberg station. You should be aware that drinking alcohol in public places is forbidden in Sweden at all times. You will be allowed to drink alcohol inside the Fan Zone, but not outside.

Getting to the stadium

Commuter train

The best way to get to the arena is by commuter train to Solna station, which is just 7 minutes by train from Stockholm Central Station. Take the north entrance from the train station and the arena is a 10-15 minute walk from there (800 metres). Bus Get off at Solna Station or Arenan bus stop. Detailed map available here

At the match

You will need to have your ID card or passport with you on the day of the final so that your identity can be checked against the details provided with your application.

If you’re a ticket holder and not in possession of valid ID card or a passport, you will not be allowed in to the stadium.

If you lose your passport while in Stockholm, you’ll need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document from the British Embassy in Stockholm.

Manchester United fans should use entrance A, Y, K and Hx at the south east corner of the arena

Please note that entry to the stadium can be slow – there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; get to the stadium early – doors will open 3 hours before kickoff.

Here you will find information on restrictions at the arena.


As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport – only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits.

Contact the British Embassy in Stockholm

If your passport is lost or stolen, or if you urgently need our help, please get in touch with the British Embassy in Stockholm as soon as possible.

British Embassy Stockholm Skarpögatan 6-8 115 93 Stockholm Sweden

Telephone +46 (0)8 671 3000 (also for out of hours emergencies)

The embassy is opened by appointment only. You can book an appointment by clicking on this link or by calling the Embassy directly. For more information please visit British Embassy Stockholm website

Emergency services numbers

  • 112 – for emergencies
  • 114 14- the police in non emergencies
  • 1177- Health care advice

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