Will Spanish fans be able to participate in the European Cup semi-final against Italy?
As unbelievable as it was for many Spanish fans to go so far in the European Cup, the team led by Luis Enrique has already reached the semi-finals thanks to a penalty shootout victory against Switzerland. Italy, who eliminated Belgium, will be the last obstacle before the team can fight for the title they have won three times in its history.
Wembley will host the semi-finals and the Grand Final. This means that Spaniards who want to travel to the UK to watch the match will not be able to do so. The reason is that the British government imposes a mandatory ten-day quarantine, which can be reduced to five, on people from Spain.
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Quarantine for ten days, reducible to five
Spain is on CEO Boris Johnson’s amber list, so people traveling to the islands are required to self-quarantine for ten days, which can be reduced to five with a negative test on day five, in addition to having to submit a negative PCR or antigen test when boarding The plane and on the second and eighth day of booking.
The only exception is the Balearic Islands, which are exempt from this quarantine with tourism as a big reason for the weight. Despite this, they are on a “reviewable list”, so their status may change. Certainly, the outbreak of infection that has appeared specifically in that region of Spain over the past week will not help.
For now, only Balearic fans will be able to be in the stands to cheer on their team. The rest of the peninsula will not be able to attend as well as Italy. Something similar happened to the British who wanted to attend the quarter-final match against Ukraine in Rome and who were banned from participating in the Olympics if they did not implement the mandatory five-day quarantine.
The Spanish fan will have to wait for some kind of exemption from the British authorities to be able to land in the country and attend the meeting without being quarantined. Such a measure cannot be ruled out, as the British government has announced that it will grant exemptions to about 2,500 VIPs from UEFA who will attend the semi-finals and finals, with the aim that the council will not take their seat.
In addition, anyone wishing to enter Wembley must present a certificate of two-dose vaccination, at least fourteen days before the match, or a negative antigen test. Both the semi-finals and finals will be played in front of 60,000 fans, which is 75% of Wembley’s total capacity and the largest capacity in a sporting event since the start of the pandemic.
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