Banned items at Euro 2024 German venues: Nazi flags and vuvuzela horns – Daily Star

Banned items at Euro 2024 German venues: Nazi flags and vuvuzela horns – Daily Star

Fans planning to attend the tournament in Germany this summer are advised to travel light due to stringent security checks at stadiums. The tournament, featuring 51 matches across 10 venues, kicks off on June 14 and concludes with the final in Berlin on July 14.

Security measures include bag searches at turnstiles and a strong police presence inside stadiums to assist stewards with crowd control. According to, fans will be prohibited from bringing their own drinks into the stadium, regardless of whether they’re alcoholic or not.

E-cigarette refills and food ‘of any kind’ are also on the banned list, including small fruit items like apples and oranges. However, traditional German sausages will be available for purchase inside the grounds at £3.77 each, a relative steal compared to current British stadium food prices.

Smoking and vaping will also be forbidden during matches, as well as cannabis joints, despite recent relaxations in German public smoking laws. In response to the ongoing Gaza conflict, organisers have banned any flags or items seen as showing support for Israel or Palestine.

Nazi flags will also be seized. Those caught will face ‘expulsion’ from the stadium for that specific match, and could risk being reported to the police and receiving a stadium ban.

The most serious offenders could also face a tournament-wide ban, regardless of whether they hold tickets for different venues. UEFA is eager to prevent a repeat of the security issues that marred the final of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament at Wembley, where a large number of fans stormed the stadium without tickets.


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