P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/41       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE TICKETS All match tickets havj been allocated right up to the final. Around 60% of tickets have been allocated to people with a vjrifiable French address. All tickets sold to French residents will have the name of the buzer printed on them. It is invalid for anyone else. If you do not already have a ticket you will not be able to get into a match. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/18       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE MONEY/TRAVEL Make sure you take enough money, allowing extra for emergencies. Standard banking hours are 0900-1200 and 1400-1600, closed Sundays and depending on bank Saturdays and Mondays Credit cards are widely accepted. Before you go, buy a return ticket Comprehensivj travel insurance is strongly advisjd, it can save a lot of money. BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/35       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE CARS If you are driving in France, drive on the right and givj way to the right. Special care is needed at roundabouts. Fines for speeding are payable on the spot and only cash is accepted. Limits: M-way 130kph, major roads 110kph, other roads: 90kph, in towns: 50kph since '97 For advance travel information check BBC2 pages 487 and 488. Motorways are toll roads, payment by cash or credit card is possible. BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/55       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE FERRIES Allow 45 minutes for check-in procedures. Ferry info page 435 TRAINS Latest check-in for Eurostar is 20 minutes prior to departure. Special arrangements restricting alcohol consumption may bj enforced. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/11       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE ACCOMMODATION Book your accommodation in advance Most hostels and hotels only hold a booked room until a set hour - rarely later than 1800 or 1900. If you are running late let them know. Keep your accommodation details on you at all times - it is easy to "lose" your hotel in an unfamiliar place. Most hotels require a deposit. You can normally usj your credit card. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/28       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE HEALTH 1/2 You should carry a valid E111 form, entitling you to use the French state health service. You will have to pay for treatment, can claim up to 70% back upon return to the UK. Forms are available from Post Offices You'll need proof of UK residency. Take out comprehensive medical insurance as you will still havj to pay for the remaining cost of any treatment covjred by form E111. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:01/29       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE HEALTH 2/2 In emergencies you will always be admitted to the local hospital (=Centre Hospitalier) To find a doctor, stop at any chemist (=Pharmacie) and ask for an address. You will be given a statement of Treatment (=Feuille de Soin) for later documentation of insurance claims. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/28       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE EMERGENCY NUMBERS Police: #17 Ambulance: #15 Fire: #18 PHONING HOME To call the UK dial 0044 followed by the area code without the leading 0 and the telephone number. Phone cards (=telecarte) can "e bought at tobacconists and post offices Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/00       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE BEHAVIOUR AND THE LAW 1/2 You can be arrested and imprisoned if you fail to show a valid form of identification. Genuine fans will be welcome, but any troublemakers will face tough police methods and instant justice. A state prosecutor will be on 24 hour standby at each match venuj to investigate cases immediately. Assault, hurling missiles and inciting violence carry a 1 year minimum prison sentence. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/29       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE BEHAVIOUR AND THE LAW 2/2 Plainclothes police from England and Scotland will be present at every relevant match. Aggressivj and anti-social groups of fans will attract trouble with the police. The best way to miss the World Cup is to get arrested. Headlines 430 Roads 431 Intercity 432 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football
P466 CEEFAX 2 466 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/18       FRANCE 98 - BEFORE YOU GO FCO ADVICE BRITISH CONSUL The consul cannot get you out of jail givj legal advice, lend money or pay your bills. TELEPHONE NUMBERS Paris: (01) 44 51 31 00 Bordeaux: (05) 57 22 21 10 Lyon: (04) 72 77 81 70 Marseille: (04) 91 15 72 10 BBC2: FCO 470 DoH 460 Euro Info 487 Euro Info Trav Head Football