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Strict epidemic prevention regulations in the cities hosting Euro 2020


TPO – With thousands of fans, players, coaches and support staff traveling across Europe throughout June and July, there is fear that Euro 2020, which has been delayed by a year because of the pandemic. , could become a super-spreading event.

Strict quarantine regulations

Euro 2020 is the largest sporting event to be held since the outbreak of COVID-19. This year’s tournament also faces major logistical challenges after UEFA decided to break with tradition and let multiple countries host at the same time.

To ensure safety against the epidemic, Hungary is applying special regulations for football fans. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan allows football fans to enter to watch matches, as long as the trip lasts three days or less.

Depending on where the match takes place, there are many rules and guidelines that fans must follow, including: the protective equipment they need to use, when to get tested, what apps they need to download. phone…

At the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan, more than 800 columns of hand sanitizer have been installed so that football fans can follow the recommended epidemic prevention measures.

In Romania, officials urged fans to refrain from shaking hands, hugging, high-fives or any other close contact with others.

All stadiums require spectators to wear masks. In Germany, the rules are even stricter: only those wearing FFP2 masks are allowed to enter the field.

In Russia, spectators are required to present their own “fan ID” code upon arrival at Gazprom Arena. In other locations, fans will need to present identification such as a passport or driver’s license.

In Spain, fans arriving in Seville need to download the COVID Radar app and wear a wristband that proves they have tested negative or have been vaccinated.

Are stadiums fully packed?

Budapest (Hungary) aims to use 100% of the capacity of the Puskas Arena, provided that the spectators are strictly quarantined.

Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Baku (Azerbaijan) will only allow stadiums to serve 50% of capacity. Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), Copenhagen (Denmark), Glasgow (Scotland), Rome (Italy) and Seville (Spain) will only use between 25 and 45% of the stadium’s capacity.

London (England) confirmed a minimum capacity of 25% for the first three group stage matches and the first stage of the knockout stage.

Munich (Germany) aims to receive a minimum of 14,500 spectators, equal to 22% of the stadium’s capacity.

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