By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
The Foreign Office has issued some information and guidance for Newcastle fans heading out to Madeira for the Europa League group stage match against Maritimo.
Supporters are advised that they should have some form of identification with them at all times in case it is requested by the police or judicial authorities. For UK nationals, this means a passport.
This requirement is rigorously enforced for anybody who is driving. In all other cases, it should be sufficient to carry a photocopy of the data page of the passport, but fans should be prepared to produce the original document, if asked to do so. Supporters are also advised in any case to keep a photocopy of the data page separate from the original.
Maritimo's Estadio dos Barreiros is just outside Funchal city centre. It is served by local buses 8 and 45. For information on timetables and routes, use the drop down list under "Carreiras Urbanas" on the bus company's home page at www.horariosdofunchal.pt.
Access to the stadium can be slow. The police and/or stewards will carry out ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck, United fans should get to the stadium in good time.
No alcohol, sharp objects (including umbrellas), fireworks or flares, bottles or cans, are allowed in the stadium. Flags are allowed but must not be on poles over a metre long. Coins are permitted.
Anyone who appears to be too drunk can be refused entry to the stadium for safety reasons. The Portuguese police can ask supporters to take a breathalyzer test.
Visiting supporters may be asked to stay behind for up to 30 minutes after the game has finished so be prepared for delays leaving the stadium.