Eight UEFA EURO 2020 hosts confirm spectator matches | About UEFA

    Eight UEFA EURO 2020 hosts confirm spectator matches | About UEFA

    UEFA is pleased to announce the return of spectators to the EURO 2020 venues and wishes to express its appreciation to its member associations and national and local authorities who are working closely together to ensure the safe return of spectators to the stadiums.

    Currently, eight host countries have confirmed stadium capacity based on their forecasts of an improvement in the health situation in their countries in June and July due to a number of factors, including the deployment of vaccination in the country, its planned measures for the reopening of the economy, and the estimated decrease of the virus due to a warmer season.

    Several of the host countries had already incorporated EURO 2020 into the rollout of their national recovery strategy. In addition, in planning the UEFA EURO 2020 finals, UEFA has worked closely with the World Health Organization to adapt the WHO COVID-19 risk assessment tool for EURO 2020.

    Sites with confirmed capacities between 25% and 100%

    St. Petersburg has confirmed a 50% capacity with the possibility of increasing capacity by the end of April, while Budapest aims to accommodate spectators at full capacity, provided fans meet the strict stadium entry requirements.

    Baku has confirmed a capacity of 50%. Fans from participating countries will need to test negative for COVID-19 to enter Azerbaijan.

    Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen and Glasgow have confirmed a capacity of 25% to 33%. Amsterdam, Bucharest and Copenhagen keep open the possibility of increasing their capacity at the end of this month depending on the development of their mass testing programs and general sanitary conditions.

    London has confirmed a minimum capacity of 25% for all three group stage matches and the round of 16 match, and expects to confirm a higher capacity for the semi-finals and final in early June.

    Munich, Rome, Bilbao, Dublin

    The remaining four cities have until April 19 to provide additional information on their plans. On that date, the final decisions will be made on the celebration of the matches in these four venues.

    At that time, more information will be communicated to ticket holders at these four venues.

    Fans are advised to consider border entry requirements and restrictions

    Fans wishing to travel to host countries to watch the matches will have a difficult time due to ever-changing restrictions. They will have to comply with any border entry restrictions and requirements (including quarantine) in effect at the time, as no exemptions will be granted to ticket holders for nine host countries.

    Only three host countries provide exemptions from entry restrictions and requirements. Ticket holders traveling to Baku, Budapest and Saint Petersburg will be able to benefit from special procedures that will exempt them from entry bans or quarantine requirements.

    Non-resident ticket holders traveling to Budapest will be required to present a negative test on two COVID-19 tests performed within 5 days prior to entry into Hungary or a certificate of prior COVID-19 infection valid within 6 months prior to entry into the country.

    In the case of Saint Petersburg, the authorities are also studying the possibility of exempting the general public and supporters of participating teams with valid tickets from travel restrictions, provided they present a recent and negative COVID test. -19.

    In the case of Baku, the exemption applies only to supporters of the participating teams (citizens or residents of that country) who have a ticket and who can enter the country by presenting a recent test with a recent negative result of COVID-19.

    In addition, for matches in Bucharest, ticket holders will be able to benefit from the quarantine exemption if they present a recent COVID-19 test and limit their stay to less than three days.

    Ticket buyers will receive an email informing them where they can find information on border entry restrictions and requirements for host countries. UEFA has responded to questions that spectators may have following this press release in the official spectator guide to the event, available on EURO2020.com and on the UEFA EURO 2020 App, with additional information on mitigation measures for the event. COVID-19 at the stadium and travel information for each host city.

    Last chance to return tickets

    Anyone wishing to return their tickets can do so on UEFA’s ticketing portal, which is now open and will close at 18:00CET on Thursday 22 April, for a full refund. Special arrangements will be made for ticket buyers in the event that a venue is changed or a venue is unable to accommodate any spectators, and further details will be communicated in due course.

    Cancellation draw to satisfy capacity reduction

    Once the ticket return phase closes on April 22, UEFA will determine whether the number of tickets sold that have been retained by ticket holders exceeds the allowed capacity for each match. If this is the case, a lottery will be held to determine the additional tickets that will need to be canceled to comply with the decisions of the host country governments. In the case of tickets purchased through the Participating National Federations sales program, the rules of the respective fan clubs will apply.

    Unsuccessful ticket buyers will be informed in May.

    Tickets for fans of Hungary, North Macedonia, Scotland and Slovakia

    The sale of tickets reserved for the national teams (Hungary, North Macedonia, Scotland and Slovakia) qualified in the EURO 2020 play-offs will start in early May.

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