Euro 2020: Up to 1,000 fans allowed to travel from Italy to London for final

Euro 2020: Up to 1,000 fans allowed to travel from Italy to London for final
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Italy's football federation (FIGC) said up to 1,000 fans will be able to travel from Italy to London for Sunday's Euro 2020 final, following a deal struck with British authorities.

Italy will play England, who reached their first final in 55 years after beating Denmark on Wednesday night.

Due to strict Covid-19 quarantine requirements for visitors to Britain, supporters from outside the UK have effectively been unable to attend Italy’s past two matches at Wembley.

For the final, “British authorities have guaranteed a maximum of 1,000 people from Italy the possibility of going to London, with a series of requirements to respect” but without quarantining in the UK, the FIGC said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Supporters will arrive in London just before the 1900 GMT kick-off and will stay no longer than 12 hours.

They will use direct flights and dedicated transport organised by the FIGC.

Once inside the stadium, the travelling fans will be sat in a specific area to “guarantee the safety bubble”, it added.

Before leaving Italy, spectators will have to undergo a PCR test, and must observe a five-day quarantine at home on their return, in accordance with Italian rules for all travellers arriving from Britain.

Flights will cost 610 euros per person, with match tickets being sold for 95 euros, the federation said.

The FIGC will receive around 6,500 tickets for Italy supporters who live in the UK, the same allocation as for Tuesday’s semi-final against Spain.

Roberto Mancini’s side, who are through after a win against Spain on Tuesday, are attempting to win the country’s first European Championship title since 1968.

Last week, UEFA cancelled all tickets sold to UK-resident England fans for the quarter-final against Ukraine in Rome, after the Italian government said there would be “no exceptions” to its travel restrictions for fans and voiced concern that some may travel to Italy anyway.


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