50,000 "Travel Wise" leaflets were available to fans at the Aviva match between Ireland and the Netherlands that took place last week. Key travel tips contained in the leaflets also appear on the big screens that night.
The leaflet highlights the importance of travel insurance (in the form of the European Health Insurance card at ehic.ie), passport validity (Get a new Passport Card at dfa.ie/passport), following rules, tips for travel and the games, and registering with the Embassy.
Launching the leaflet, Minister Flanagan said:
“This purpose of this leaflet is to convey key information to enable them to travel safely and wisely and I would urge all those travelling to study it closely, either the hard copy or via our special Euro 2016 microsite www.dfa.ie/euro2016, and to bring a copy to France.
“In particular, any fans travelling should immediately purchase travel insurance, check their passport’s validity and register their details on our website so that we can contact them and their family in an emergency."
The leaflet contains contact details for emergency services in France and the Irish Embassy in Paris. The consular asisstance number is 0033 144 176 780.
Irish consular officials will be present on the ground in Paris, Bordeaux and Lille around match dates to provide advice and consular services.