Government teams up with football bosses to kick off Euro 2024


With just over a month to go until UEFA Euro 2024, the government has joined forces with England and Scotland bosses to countdown to the tournament.

Germany and Scotland contest the opening game in Munich on 14 June, with thousands of fans expected to travel to Germany to enjoy the football.

The government is working closely with the Football Associations of England and Scotland, fan representatives, the UK police and German authorities, to provide practical information and advice.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has advised fans check the latest travel advice, get the right travel insurance and sign up to receive email updates, as well as following their Travel Aware social channels across X, Instagram and Facebook.

Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, said:

Some of the world’s best players will be in Germany for what promises to be an amazing tournament.

We know that football fans from across the UK will be travelling to Germany to enjoy the wonderful event the hosts will provide. We ask that those travelling take a look at the travel advice to make sure they have the best experience possible.

England Manager, Gareth Southgate, commented:

We’re all looking forward to this summer’s UEFA Euro 2024. Germany is a country with incredible football heritage and will undoubtedly be a great host of the tournament.

Given the important role they play for the team, we want all of our travelling fans to have the best possible experience.

The UK will have a consular presence in Germany throughout the tournament, to support those British nationals requiring help or advice.

Fans will also be able to contact the FCDO by phone 24/7 on +44 (0)20 7008 5000 or by calling the embassy locally on +49 (0)30 204570. Fans in Germany can access the German emergency services by dialling 112.

Scotland Head Coach, Steve Clarke, said:

The Scotland supporters are renowned for the atmosphere they bring to major tournaments when they travel abroad and I know how much the fans are looking forward to the action kicking off in Germany.

I would encourage all Scotland supporters to follow the government’s travel advice to ensure that they are well prepared to join in the fun when it kicks off.

Thomas Concannon, Football Supporters Association, said:

We are delighted to see the level of support that is in place for England fans travelling to Germany from so many key stakeholders. The England Fans’ Embassy – a by-fans, for-fans service – will be running in Germany to assist fans on the ground in each city we play in.

Martin Riddell, Chair of the Association of Tartan Army Clubs, said:

The Tartan Army gets behind the Scotland team at every match we play.

This summer we all need to be on the ball when it comes to knowing entry requirements and travel advice to make sure Euro 2024 is as successful off the pitch as Steve Clarke’s team will be on it.


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