It's never too early to start getting creative and thinking about what to wear and bring on your matchday! Pack your costumes, shirts and flags, but make sure you are aware of the new rules in place to help mitigate the risk of a COVID-19 infection.
What to bring
1. What are the top items on your packing checklist?
✅ Your mobile ticket
Make sure your phone is fully charged and you've downloaded the EURO 2020 Mobile Ticket App (Download iOS / Android). Every spectator needs a ticket to access the stadium, regardless of their age. If you're under 16, you need to be accompanied by an adult. Remember to keep your phone and match ticket somewhere safe.
✅ Your FAN ID
Don’t forget your FAN ID. All fans that are going to see a match in Saint Petersburg need to have a FAN ID along with a valid match ticket in order to enter the stadium. It’s a small laminated card containing your photo and personal details.
✅ Your face mask
You will need to wear your mask at all times during the match and you'll need it for travelling on public transport. It's best to bring additional masks just in case. Please note your mask needs to be of a standard that complies with local legislation, so scarfs or headbands may not be accepted.
2. We don’t allow bags larger than A4 inside the stadium. Put your bag on a piece of paper to check if it’s the right size. It’s all about minimalism these days.
3. There will be plenty of hand sanitiser units throughout the stadium, but you can bring your own if it’s more comfortable for you. Note that the bottle shouldn’t be larger than 100ml.
4. Get your gear ready. It’s time to discover the artist in you - paint your banners and prepare your flags. They can be up to 2.0 x 1.5 metres. The maximum size of flexible flagpoles is 1m in length and 1cm in diameter.
5. Get those costume ideas flowing. That ridiculous hat you never got around to wearing in public? The fancy dress you've been desperate to show off but haven't had the chance? Yep, now's the time! Don’t worry if you're more of a traditional type – your team's jersey and scarf will do. And remember face masks are an indispensable accessory this season.
6. Pro-tip for matchday essentials: buy a poncho. It's small enough to fit into your pocket and will prepare you for any summer showers coming your way.
7. It's always good to have a small power bank for your phone with you, especially if you're a mobile ticket holder. The UEFA EURO 2020 mobile app will be your trusted companion throughout your tournament journey, and don't even get us started on all those photos and videos you'll be sharing on Instagram.
Leave at home
1. Without a press pass, professional cameras or video cameras won't be allowed inside the stadium, so no need to worry about how you’ll fit one into your A4 size bag. This includes SLR cameras and cameras that look similar to SLRs. If in doubt, don't bring it along.
2. Food and drinks can’t be taken inside the stadium. But there will be plenty of options to choose from once you’re inside. Check our guide for must-try local foods in the city, too!
3. Umbrellas can't be taken inside the venue, so a poncho is the perfect alternative.