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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 health risks for travellers attending the Euro 2024 tournament will vary depending on individual health risk factors, the amount of time spent in Germany, varying infection-related risks across the country, planned leisure pursuits and whether or not onward travel to other destinations is scheduled.

Advice for Travellers

Before Travel

Travellers planning to travel to Germany for the Euro 2024 tournament should:

  • review the latest FCDO foreign travel advice for Germany including entry requirements and passport validity, safety and security, and travel advice specific to the Euro 2024 tournament
  • review and follow the most up to date available travel health advice for Germany, including related disease outbreaks and news items which will be listed in the ‘Alerts’ section of the country page
  • plan ahead due to the increased demand on transport and accommodation, and prepare to deal with the anticipated crowded conditions around stadiums
  • ensure they have valid travel insurance in place, which covers any pre-existing medical conditions, noting that an EHIC/GHIC card isn’t a replacement for travel insurance.

In the past, large gatherings of people including at sporting events, have been responsible for the transmission of highly infectious diseases, such as measles.

During Travel

Crowding around stadiums and public transport increases the risk of both respiratory and gastrointestinal illness.

The summer months can lead to an increase in the numbers of biting insects, including ticks and mosquitoes, which is particularly an issue for travellers planning on visiting rural areas, parks and woodlands.

Travellers should be advised to moderate their alcohol intake. Drinks should never be left unattended or accepted from strangers. Excessive alcohol and/or illicit drug use can lead to being denied entry to football stadiums, and increase risk-taking behaviours which may lead to incidents such as accidents and/or injuries occurring.

The summer temperatures in Germany can get hot. Travellers should be advised to keep well hydrated with non-alcoholic drinks, wear a high factor sunscreen, seek shade during the hottest hours of the day, and/or sunglasses and a head covering if shade isn’t possible.

  • Practicing sun safety can 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

Travellers should be advised that if they become unwell in the weeks/months after travel, particularly with a fever, flu-like symptoms, rash and/or diarrhoea, they should seek prompt medical advice, and ensure they mention their travel history to the health professional.

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