UEFA asks UK Government to ease quarantine restrictions for Euro

Fri 04 June 2021 | 21:44

UEFA has confirmed negotiations with the British Government to ease coronavirus restrictions on overseas supporters for the Euro 2020 knockout stages.

The UK has the strictest entry requirements of any of the host countries, requiring visitors from amber list countries to quarantine for 10 days on arrival.

The semi-finals and the final along with two last-16 matches will be held at Wembley and Euro 2020 tournament director Martin Kallen said talks are ongoing to allow those key matches to be attended by foreign spectators without serving the quarantine period.

"We are in a dialogue with the Government, we are looking at what's possible,"

he said


"The Prime Minister and the British Government said the 21st of June would be the date when in principle everything should go back to normal. And if it goes back to normal, what will the rules say for foreigners to come to the UK who are not on a business trip?

"We are in a dialogue and we hope that we can achieve something if the situation allows it, that something could happen on that side.

"Other countries are more flexible, they expect the negative PCR test which is for 72 hours or 48 hours (before arrival) and they come in and out, with the exception of countries that they have put on the red list in their country.

"We are looking at how the situation is moving and what could be achieved."

However, Government sources have said it is unlikely that the current restrictions will be eased at any stage of the tournament with the country at such a decisive stage of its unlocking program.

The Government has committed to giving a decision on June 14 on whether the final step of its easing of restrictions can take place the following week.

source: SportMob

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