The Premier League will not allow players on this list to travel to countries.
With the Premier League announcing not to allow the travel of players from countries redlisted for COVID-19, several teams have seen their calls for the next qualifying date for the World Cup Qatar 2022 interrupted.
In a statement, the English League said it had made the decision “reluctantly”, but with “unanimity” and with “strong support”.
The measure affects 60 players from 19 English clubs who had planned to travel to the 26 countries included in the United Kingdom’s “Red List”.
“There have been extensive dialogue with both the English Federation (FA) and the (British) government to find a solution, but due to current public health concerns regarding travelers from red-listed countries, this has not been done. No exceptions ”, insisted the premiere.
The United Kingdom has categorized countries into three lists according to their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and their health status, establishing rules for returning to England from those countries.
People who have lived in a country or territory within the Red List in the past ten days will only be able to enter the United Kingdom if they are British or Irish citizens or have residency rights. Before travel, a COVID-19 test must be done three days prior, quarantine and two more tests must be done, complete a passenger location form.
Countries that fall into this category are:
- Cape Verde
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- in swaziland
- French Guiana
- sierra leone
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
Even after getting vaccinated, they will have to complete a 10-day quarantine. With the amber and green list, no quarantine is required unless you have been vaccinated. (I)
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