There are currently no plans for foreign fans visiting Britain for Euro 2020 games to be exempt from travel restrictions, meaning those coming from countries on the Government’s “Amber List” will have to quarantine for 10 days. The Mail has the story.
Tournament Director Martin Kallen revealed on Friday that talks between UEFA and the Government were ongoing to allow those key matches to be attended by foreign spectators without the need for a lengthy quarantine period.
But a Government spokesperson said: “Overseas ticket holders will be able to watch Euro 2020 matches at Wembley but will be subject to travel restrictions and requirements in England and at their place of origin, including testing and quarantining. There are no plans to change travel exemptions for ticket holders.
“We continue to work very closely with the FA and UEFA to support a fantastic Euros and to communicate the latest travel guidance to fans. We will keep this under review over the course of the tournament.”
Wembley will host the semi-finals and the final along with two last-16 matches.
The U.K. has the toughest entry requirements of any of the host countries, requiring visitors from Amber List countries to quarantine for 10 days on arrival.
Travel between the other host nations – particularly other European Union countries – is largely possible with proof of a recent negative PCR test.
Kallen said: “We are in a dialogue with the Government, we are looking at what’s possible.
“The Prime Minister and the British Government said June 21st 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 U.K. 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.” …
Government sources had previously said it was 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 programme.
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