Fans were given urgent advice ahead of the match.
Liverpool FC fans travelling to Istanbul are being warned of “taxi scams” in Istanbul ahead of the UUEFA Super Cup next week.
The Reds will face Chelsea FC at Beşiktaş Vodafone Park on Wednesday, August 14 – and the important guidance has been issued for fans travelling over.
One of the main warnings included in the travel advice concerns taxi drivers ripping off passengers in Istanbul amid fears fans could be stung by high prices.
The guidance says: “There have been reports of taxi drivers trying to overcharge passengers in Istanbul. To reduce the risk of this happening, only use licensed taxi companies and ask the driver to switch the meter on at the beginning of your journey.”
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Other travel advice includes the meeting points for fans, with Liverpool supporters meeting in Taksim Square and Besiktas for Chelsea fans.
There is a strict no bags policy in the stadium – and bag deposit stations are located en route to the ground with bag checks also conducted.
Flags and banners without poles are allowed subject to size restrictions and must not contain “political, racial, religious or offensive language.”
Fans are also advised to “obey instructions from the stadium security to avoid being removed from the stadium and/or detained by the police “.
Liverpool fans should enter the stadium from the north entrance and Chelsea fans from the south entrance, with warnings that access to the stadium may be slow.
In the “law and customs” section of the travel advice, fans are warned: “It is an offence to insult the Turkish nation or the national flag, or to deface or tear up currency. If you’re convicted of any of these offences you could face a prison sentence of between 6 months and 3 years.
“Smoking is prohibited on public transport and in other public areas. You can be fined if you are caught smoking in a designated smoke-free area.”