The 2010 World Cup currently taking place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July. As a host, South Africa will be visited by players, delegations and fans from participating countries and other countries. You might be one of the fans going there so here I share some of the traveling tips for fans during World Cup.
Some of the important things that you must consider are
- how to buy tickets for matches
- where the World Cup Stadiums and how to get there
- what offer during World Cup
- budget travel during World Cup
The important thing to find for sure are the World Cup stadiums. The matches will be held in ten stadiums across South Africa in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg (2 stadiums), Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Rustenburg, and Tshwane/Pretoria. Make sure you know how to go there and the nearest accommodation to the venue.
As we had repeated about this again and again, never forget to think about your safety. I agree you will enjoy a happy time there but also think about safety at the same time. Make sure you always cautious about where is you belongings and important documents or you might face problems when going back to your home.
When boarding on flight, note the restrictions on what items can be carried on board to avoid inconvenience or delays when you are passing through security checkpoints. The items include sharp objects such as scissors, nail clippers and knives. Fly as a real fans – you’re going to South Africa to support your team, not fighting each other.
The good news is South Africa have prepared well to welcome the visitors. With extended hours of operations, you have the chance to enjoy the World Cup buzz at its airports and look what you can get at on-airport shopping. Banks at the airports are open for 24 hours while 24-hour medical clinic is also provided which includes a Travel Vaccination Centre – offering vaccination for particular diseases such as Yellow Fever, Cholera, Hepatitis, Polio, Malaria Prophylaxis and Typhoid. Besides that, language services for passengers are provided in various languages including Spanish, French, German and Italian.
World Cup 2010 is a prestige event and I’m sure South Africa had prepared well to welcome you and other fans all over the world. So enjoy yourself and remember to support your team in a good manner =)
p.s: I read a lot of complaints on Vuvuzela and there is petition to ban it during World Cup not only from the players and fans who’re going to the stadiums but also the people who watch through television all over the world due to its noise which is disturbing during matches. We’ll see what happen next.