International 10 (TI10) tickets are finally on sale after its impromptu delay. Valve is still keen to ensure that TI10 receives its well-deserved stadium treatment, this year at the Arena Națională in Bucharest, Romania.
We’d be lying if we didn’t admit that TI10 was feeling rushed and fans only had three months to plan their trip to TI10. Nonetheless, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get to Romania.
Purchase of TI10 tickets
TI10 tickets are currently on sale, with two-day passes spread across three different tickets. Two-day passes for October 12-13 and October 14-15 cost approximately $ 59.00 (249 Romanian lei) per person. While the last two-day pass for October 16-17 will set you back by $ 236 (999 Romanian lei) per person.
What if I need to cancel my The International 10 tickets?
Please note that the TI10 ticket prices above exclude the 1% administration fee. Additionally, you can also opt for the CareTix service, which is worth considering if you somehow need to cancel your order and get a refund later. The CareTix service costs an additional $ 11.82 (49.95 Romanian leu) if you are not sure you can do it for TI10.
An important caveat to note is that the CareTix service only works for cancellations before October 2, or ten days before TI10.
Accommodation around Bucharest
Once you’ve removed your TI10 tickets from your bucket list, the next big thing is your accommodation. Unless you don’t mind sleeping on the streets, here are several reliable hotels to book. We took into consideration the walking distance to the Arena Națională, the facilities and its ratings as well.
1. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bucharest – Unirii Square
The iconic Hilton hotel branch is a good 4-star option. It certainly lives up to its reputation with 4.4 ratings. Facilities include a fitness center, restaurant, room service and bar. Most importantly, it is just 2 minutes from the nearest Nerva Traian station or Bd. Octavian Goga bus stop.
Hence, these are affordable means of transportation to get to the arena. Otherwise, if you are feeling adventurous, a 3.2km walking to the arena isn’t too bad either. At the time of publication, prices for October 12-16 are approximately $ 76, which makes it a good deal for what it’s worth.
2. Holiday Inn Bucharest – Times, an IHG hotel
For big splurges, Holiday Inn costs around 210 $ per night, but it comes with its luxury.
With ratings of 4.9, reviewers said the rooms were spacious and worth every penny. It also has the usual facilities expected of a 4-star hotel, but what sets Holiday Inn apart is its proximity to the Arena Națională.
Only 1.5 km, this is a doable option if you want a taste of luxury and don’t want to spend a lot on overpriced taxi fares.
3. Many AirbnB and Booking options
Many accommodations are offered on Booking.com and Airbnb in different price ranges. You can also find like-minded Dota 2 fans hosting potential viewers at great prices. Check out Reddit for couch surfing if you’re on a budget.
Transport around Bucharest
Although we have suggested walking as a reliable means of transportation, buses and train stations are plentiful in the city of Bucharest. The public transport mentioned is affordable, but you might be worried about COVID-19 and social distancing.
Taxis can be found all over the city, but the taxi industry in Bucharest is infamous for its mind-boggling prices. Unless you are a citizen of this neighborhood, you may want to consider using the Uber app for online calling services instead.
If you arrive by plane, it would be better to take a taxi into town for a fare of around 8 to 10 euros. Alternatively, you can take BusLine783 To Piața Victoriei and take the metro to the National Arena and surrounding area. If you arrive by train, the best way to do this is to take the metro near the station to Costin Georgian, and walk the last mile.
Keep in mind that the entire area around the stadium may be closed to traffic and you may have to walk about 600 meters to get to the entrance.
Travel restrictions in the context of covid-19
In the midst of the pandemic, travel has become very strict, but it is not impossible to land in Romania successfully. Romania’s COVID-19 travel restrictions adopt its own national classification of risk areas / countries, according to which:
- Green spaces are low-risk countries or, where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days is less than or equal to 1.5 per 1,000 population
- Yellow areas are countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population
- Red areas are considered countries at high risk of the spread of COVID-19, where the cumulative incidence rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1,000 population
There will also be two types of criteria depending on whether you have the EU Digital COVID certificate or non-compliant certificates / no certificate at all.
– You have the EU Digital COVID certificate
First, if you have the EU Digital COVID certificate and have traveled from the green zone, you will be immediately allowed to enter Romania. The yellow areas will require you to take a PCR test that shows negative results within the last 72 hours before you are allowed to enter. Finally, for visitors to the red zone, this is a mandatory 14-day quarantine regardless of your PCT test results.
– You do not have the EU Digital COVID certificate or have a non-compliant certificate
For many citizens of non-European countries, your COVID-19 vaccination certificate may not be compliant. Either way, you won’t need to quarantine as long as you’ve already been vaccinated for more than 10 days. In addition, the requirements are relatively similar. If you come from a green space, it is always the immediate entry into Romania. For yellow areas, you will need to present a negative PCR test result prior to departure within 72 hours. Finally, the red zones will have to undergo a quarantine period of 14 days.
Now, once you’ve got everything on the checklist, keep your excitement a bit longer for the International 10. While you’re at it, you might want to enjoy the tourist attractions around Bucharest, but make sure you do. you to remain vigilant on COVID -19 standard operating procedures to follow.
For those who don’t want to travel too much to Bucharest, our full coverage begins this week and will follow the entire TI10 trip with daily news and updates. For our dedicated betting readers, Dota 2 odds on TI10 matches will definitely be the second best feeling if esports betting is right for you, and we will analyze and assess each potential scenario in detail for you.