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UEFA Euro 2024 Germany

21 May 2024

The UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament is scheduled to take place between 14 June to 14 July 2024. Football matches will be held at 10 venues across Germany. Twenty-four teams, including Scotland and England, will be competing. Details of fixtures can be found on the match schedule.

The potential risks to your health if you are planning to attend the Euro 2024 tournament will vary depending on your pre-existing general health. what activities you are planning on doing whilst abroad, and the precise areas you plan to travel to.

See the information below for ways to protect your health if you are planning to travel to the Euro 2024 tournament.

Advice for Travellers

Before Travel

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) have prepared travel guidance specific to the Euro 2024s, which includes advice for fans to:

Check that you are up to date with routine vaccines for day to day life in the UK. In the past large gatherings of people in close contact, including at sporting events, have been responsible for the transmission of highly infectious diseases such as measles and flu.

Review the Germany country page for information on known existing health risks in the country, such as tick-borne encephalitis, and information on any disease outbreaks in the alerts section.

During Travel

Crowds of people around stadiums and public transport increases the risk of infectious diseases which cause respiratory and/or gastrointestinal illnesses spreading.

The summer months can lead to an increase in biting insects, meaning that diseases spread by insects and ticks may be a risk, particularly if you are planning on visiting rural areas, parks and woodlands.

You should try to moderate your alcohol intake. Drinks should never be left unattended or accepted from strangers. Excessive use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs can lead to being denied entry to football stadiums, and increase risk-taking behaviours which may lead to accidents or injuries occurring.

The temperatures in Germany can become hot in the summer months.

  • Make sure you keep well hydrated with non-alcoholic drinks and wear a high factor (SPF) sunscreen. Seek shade during the hottest hours of the day, and consider wearing a hat / head covering.
  • Practice sun safety to help reduce the risk of sunstroke and other heat disorders in warm weather, as well as skin cancer.

For further information on disease risks, other health risks and vaccination advice, see the Germany country page.

After Travel

If you become unwell in the weeks/months after travel, particularly with a high temperature (fever), flu-like symptoms, confusion, rash and/or diarrhoea, you should seek prompt medical advice, and ensure you mention your travel history to the health professional.

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