Article 18 Pre-tournament information provision - Medical

UEFA Medical Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 July 2024

The host must provide the UEFA match delegate, at least two weeks before the first match in any tournament, with the name and contact details of the tournament doctor, who must be:

  1. a fluent English-speaker;

  2. accommodated at the tournament headquarters or in the neighbourhood of the tournament for its duration;

  3. available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the date of the first team’s arrival until the date of the last team’s departure.


A detailed plan must be issued to UEFA at least three months in advance of the tournament, providing information on the following for matches, training sessions, hotels and team excursions:

  1. How medical incidents will be managed, including:

    i. medical communication procedures between tournament medical staff and treatment facilities;

    ii. responsibilities of key medical personnel at the tournament;

    iii. emergency evacuation plans;

  2. Confirmation that teams will receive expedient treatment at all identified medical facilities, 24/7 (where applicable) for the duration of the tournament;

  3. Names, locations, addresses and medical specialisations of all identified treatment facilities, including emergency treatment facilities for all stadiums/ halls used in the tournament;

  4. Procedures for importing medication into the host country (if applicable);

  5. Host country immunisation status and requirements (if applicable);

  6. Confirmation of all medical equipment to be provided at stadiums/halls;

  7. Procedures for payment of medical services by the visiting teams;

  8. Details of the medical equipment provided at tournament hotels and training grounds/halls.