England fans – how Foreign and Commonwealth Office can help you
Wednesday 9, June 2010
Foreign and Commonwealth Office can help if you experience a serious problem during the World Cup, such as an accident or injury, but they can’t sell your spare match tickets or get you a free flight home.
Foreign Office staff were at Heathrow today with the England band to provide departing fans with key travel information for South Africa, including emergency numbers and advice on road transport.
They were also reminding fans about what kind of help consular staff in South Africa can offer.
*Based on enquiries to the Foreign Office from football fans during previous international matches
But they can:
Speaking on Sky News today, Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne MP urged England fans to enjoy themselves, look after their own safety and be considerate to their hosts:
"I hope that people will go and enjoy themselves, realise that they’re the guests of South Africa, behave respectfully towards the host country but have fun as well."
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