London, July 4 (EFE). – Spanish fans (as well as Italians and Danes) who want to attend the semi-finals or final of the European Championships at Wembley Stadium in London, must spend a quarantine period of ten days upon arrival in the UK, reducible to five with an additional test, the government confirmed this Sunday British.
In fact, the fans, with or without tickets for matches, who want to attend Spain and Italy on Tuesday, will no longer arrive in time to travel in accordance with the regulations against the epidemic, but there will be a possibility to go to the final, scheduled for July 11.
On Sunday, the Sports Ministry issued a reminder of the rules that followers must abide by and confirmed that it will prevent entry into the country for those suspected of wanting to skip the quarantine, while those who do not comply face fines of up to 10,000 pounds (11,650 euros).
Both Spain (excluding the Balearic Islands) as well as Denmark and Italy are on the London government’s list of international destinations, which requires a negative test to be submitted upon entry to the UK and two more on the second and eighth day of the ten-day quarantine – which can be reduced to five if They got another negative PCR on the fifth day.
Before boarding, travelers must complete a form and book these COVID tests in advance.
The ministry points out that fans who were in possession of a ticket and who have already completed the quarantine have to take into account that on match day the transport will be full, so it recommends to leave early, and remember that to enter the stadium, they must also take a negative antigen test within 48 hours before the doors open .
The government statement said that the use of a mask inside Wembley would be mandatory and the English Football Association would conduct random checks among spectators.
Both the semi-finals and finals will be played in front of 60,000 fans, mostly from the British Isles and some VIPs in UEFA authorized by executive Boris Johnson, representing 75% of Wembley’s total capacity and the largest capacity at a sporting event since the start of the pandemic.