The British government announced, on Tuesday, that it will allow 60 thousand spectators to watch the semi-finals and final of the European Nations Cup in Wembley in London, which is equivalent to 75% of the capacity of the traditional stadium (90 thousand). No details have yet been provided on how foreign fans will be able to attend on 6, 7 and 11 July, without having to quarantine after traveling to the English capital.
The government has already agreed to increase the capacity of the current group stage from around 22,000 to at least 40,000 for one of the Round of 16 matches and the last three matches of the tournament.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he is “indebted to the Prime Minister and the UK government for their hard work in finalizing these agreements”. UEFA said last week it was in talks with London authorities to allow foreign fans to stay in the country for less than 24 hours inside the bubbles.
In this way, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson countered the pressure from other political leaders to move the European Nations Cup venue to countries with a lower rate of infection with the Covid-19 virus and where more fans can be accommodated.
It will be the biggest event for the public in the UK since the pandemic began. In order for fans to attend the Final, fans must have received two doses of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to the match or have shown a negative antigen test.