the British government issue travel ban regarding medical protocols

Thu 12 November 2020 | 18:38

The next week’s game of England's Nations League against Iceland looks doubtful. The Football Association (FA) has requested the British government to make Iceland free from the travel ban for the game ahead at Wembley on November 18.

A new travel ban has been issued for non-British people coming from Denmark.

Iceland are planned to encounter the Danes in Copenhagen three days earlier.

The proceedings are implemented to control coronavirus infection rate.

FA delineated the agreements with Iceland that the elite footballers are undergone COVID-19 tests. 

The statement read: "We have asked government to consider allowing us to play our final Nations League match at Wembley, by giving travel exemption to the Icelandic team subject to strict medical protocols.

"The Icelandic team will have played Denmark in Copenhagen and therefore would be subject to a travel ban.

"While in Denmark they will have been under strict UEFA protocols in a sporting bubble and will be PCR tested before travelling to England. The PCR test picks up the Cluster 5 variant.

"We have agreed with the Icelandic team that they arrive on private charter to a private terminal and will only have access to their hotel and the stadium.

"The priority must be health, which is why we are asking for this support. We believe it's in the better interests of the England team and support staff to play at Wembley Stadium rather than have international travel at this time - and then play the match under the same UEFA protocols against the same opposition, but in a different country.”


source: SportMob