Article 24 Travel of visiting supporters - Safety and Security

UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Content Type
Technical Regulations
Specific Regulations
Safety and Security
Enforcement Date
15 June 2019

When UEFA’s risk assessment renders it inadvisable for supporters to travel to an away match, the match organiser and participating associations or clubs must do their utmost to prevent supporters from travelling.


In respect of all matches to be attended by supporters of a visiting association or club, stewards must be provided by that visiting association or club to accompany and assist the travelling supporters. These stewards provide a liaison point for the match organisers, public authorities and supporters and assist supporters during their journeys to and from the venue and at the match. They are not intended to replace stewards from the home association or club in any of their duties. The number of home stewards deployed must not be reduced due to the presence of travelling stewards.


The number of travelling stewards should be proportionate to the number of travelling supporters. Two travelling stewards must be provided for each 500 supporters up to a total of 1000. A further four travelling stewards must be provided for each additional thousand or part of one thousand travelling supporters. Supporter liaison officers can be included in the total number of travelling stewards.


Where the visiting association or club does not meet the foregoing requirements to provide travelling stewards, a partial or total reduction in the 5% ticket allocation for future match(es) involving the relevant association or club may be imposed as a disciplinary measure.