Check your passport's in date, and be responsible.
Those are just two of the 11 common sense tips issued today by The Department of Foreign Affairs for Republic of Ireland fans heading to the European Cup finals in France this summer.
Before you go...
CHECK YOUR PASSPORT
Make sure you know where it is and that it is up to date. Make 2 copies of it and take one with you, email the other to yourself, in case it gets lost or stolen and you need replacement travel documents.
If you were lucky enough to get tickets for the games you will need to present the ID you used when booking tickets in order to collect them. As France is in a State of Emergency, a valid form of photo ID should be carried at all times while in France.
The Irish Passport Card is a user-friendly form of ID that fits in your wallet. Apply for yours here.
Don't go to France without comprehensive travel insurance. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade strongly recommends that you take out comprehensive travel insurance, including medical insurance, before you travel. Here's why:
Do you need to renew your European Health Insurance Card?
Check out and familiarise yourself with the latest Travel Advice - see www.dfa.ie.travel
Plan your itinerary within France and book accommodation well in advance.
REGISTER WITH US
Let us have your details through our Citizen Registration facility so that we can contact you in case of emergency.
Check out and familiarise yourself with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Once you're there...
FOLLOW THE RULES
Avoid unnecessary risks - steer clear of trouble, drink responsibly, behave respectfully when engaging with local authorities, including local law enforcement agencies.
Familiarise yourself with the local laws and customs.
There are likely to be long queues to access public transport, stadiums and Fanzones, so arrive early and follow advice from the local authorities.
STAY IN TOUCH
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COME ON YOU BOYS IN GREEN!!!