UEFA EURO 2020
Pretty much given up on these now. Probably should have a long time ago.. Even if any of the host countries turn Green around the 29th (unlikely) then taking two tests is probably not worth the risk. EU COVID certificate becomes valid from 1st July but UK very unlikely to be accepting it. If there is a relaxation of rules for fans coming to UK for the Semis then would be a bit mean if England fans returning from a QF abroad had to quarantine (if still Amber) but foreign fans arriving for the Semi didn't. Govt deny this is being considered anyway. All hope gone?
It's a huge gamble isn't it? Some of our group still have flights. Unimaginable, how we'd feel, having someone on your flight test positive and you having to isolate, and miss later rounds, like the CL pickle isn't it? englandsupporters.thefa.com/.../15945
In reply to Matthew Isle:
In reply to Sheila Mcdonald:
Indeed. Missing potentially a fullish 'home semi at Wembley Vs an earlier round and all the current travel procedures and quarantine.
Big call isn't it?
In reply to Andrew McCarthy:
Andrew McCarthyDo we have any sense yet whether the ballots will be run any differently for the knockout games compared to the group stage games? Given the first ballots for the group stages started about 3/4 weeks ago, and tickets are still being balloted, this clearly wont be possible for the knockout games with 4 ish days between fixtures? Does anyone have an idea how they'll get round this issue?
The article from a few weeks ago only indicates that the L16 and QF tickets will be balloted for all those successful - irrespective whether members returned their tickets.
In reply to George Smith:
Hi George ....A great idea .......this might work for me in a different way...... if your investigations into the regulations are correct . I live and work in Norway ....am fully vaccinated and just got a Covid pass (Norwegian /EU ) . Had all the English game tickets up to final ...so obviously devastated losing them . Have been to all the tournament in last 30 years ..but living abroad meant only having 8 caps ....so chances I have are minimal getting a ticket before possibility of increased capacity for the semi or priority 1 final . So with your idea , in principal ,it would mean I could travel 48 hours to England see semi / final and back . Without having to quarantine in England. Would you be so kind to give me the contact telephone or department ....so I can double check it from a Norwegian travel prospective . Cheers for a great possible solution I hadnt thought of . Regards Richard
George SmithThe key is that there is no quarantine or testing requirement for stays in the UK of less than 48 Hrs.
I would advise you to ask your email contacts to send you a link to the government webpage which describes this 48 hour rule. I've just spent the morning searching the site www.gov.uk and have been unable to corroborate what you have been told.
Visitors to the UK in certain occupations are granted quarantine easements although, in most cases, they are only released temporarily from quarantine whilst they are carrying out their work.
Those who are transiting through the UK are exempt provided that the sole purpose of their visit is to transit somewhere else. They can go landside provided they stay at the port of entry.
In other cases, unless this 48 hour rule is real, those entering the UK from an amber country are expected to quarantine for 10 days or, if their visit is less than 10 days, for the whole period of their visit. Of course, whether the 'test and trace' service is nimble enough to catch a quarantine breaker within the first 48 hours is another matter.
Remember that, when Turkey was put on the UK government's red list, it was proposed that the Champions League final be moved to London. The reason this didn't happen and the match went to Porto instead was that the government wouldn't give quarantine exemptions to UEFA's VIPs. These VIPs wouldn't have needed special treatment if there had been a 48 hour rule.
In reply to Richard Strong:
In reply to Paul Probyn:
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