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COVID-19 Tests, Vaccinated People and Mandatory Masks in the Stadium

Uefa Euro 2020 and Corona: These Are the Rules for Fans in the 11 Host Cities

Despite the Corona pandemic, UEFA EURO 2020 will take place a year late at eleven venues across Europe. But how many fans will actually be allowed in the stadiums at the 2021 European Football Championship? Where is a corona test required? What applies to vaccinated people? We provide an overview.

From 11 June to 11 July 2021, the football world will be looking to Europe when stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski play with their nations for the European Championship title at the 2021 European Football Championship. The tournament, which will retain its official name of UEFA UEO 2020 despite being postponed by a year, is the biggest sporting event of the Corona era to date and is expected to feature spectators at all venues.

But how does a stadium visit work for fans? What rules apply and how do they differ at each venue? We provide answers to the most important questions about the European Football Championship and Covid-19.

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Dublin cancelled - Seville new: What are the European Championship venues?

Following the postponement of the tournament by a year due to Corona, it was unclear for a long time which host cities would also host matches in 2021, especially as UEFA demanded guarantees for matches with spectators in the stadium.

Instead of the original twelve host cities, there are now only eleven. Dublin has been dropped as a host city, with the games planned there passed on to London and St Petersburg. In addition, Seville has been moved up from Bilbao to become a host city.

Full stadium only in Budapest: How many fans are allowed in the stadiums?

The planned capacity utilisation of the stadiums varies depending on the host city: Budapest is the only venue planning a full stadium. Baku and St Petersburg are aiming for 50 per cent capacity. Copenhagen adjusted its projected attendance upward from 32 to 45 percent at the end of May. Wembley Stadium is at 75 percent capacity for the semifinals and final.

If more tickets are sold for matches than the final capacity, UEFA will draw lots to determine whose tickets remain valid.

Mask and distance: How does the stadium visit work?

If you have a ticket for the European Football Championship, you have to be prepared for some innovations when visiting the stadium compared to football matches before the pandemic.

Each ticket holder will be allocated a 30-minute window to enter the stadium before the match. It may therefore be necessary to arrive earlier than usual.

The following hygiene and distance rules will then apply on site:

  • Masks are compulsory in and around the stadium.
  • A minimum distance of 1.50 metres must be maintained.
  • Only the seat indicated on the ticket may be used.
  • Washing and disinfecting hands is recommended. Disinfectant will be available throughout the stadium for this purpose.
  • Handshakes, hugs, high fives and close contact with others are to be avoided.
  • Everyone should also stay in their seats during halftime and limit movement as much as possible.
  • Signs in the stadium will point the way.
  • Anyone who feels unwell or has symptoms of Covid-19 should not go into the stadium.

In addition, the eleven venues have different guidelines for stadium admission.

Amsterdam: Negative test required on entry

Stadium:

  • Johan Cruijff ArenA

Planned capacity:

  • 16,000 spectators (approx. 33 %)

Proof required upon entry:

  • Proof of a negative Corona test

Matches:

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 - Group C: Netherlands - Ukraine (21:00, local time)
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 - Group C: Netherlands - Austria (21:00, local time)
  • Monday, June 21, 2021 - Group C: Northern Macedonia - Netherlands (18:00, local time)
  • Saturday, 26 June 2021 - Round of 16: Wales - Denmark (18:00, local time)

Baku: Over 30,000 fans, but no compulsory testing

Stadium:

  • Olympic Stadium

Projected attendance:

  • 31,000 spectators (approx. 50%)

Required proofs at the entrance:

  • None

Matches:

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Group A: Wales - Switzerland (17:00, local time)
  • Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - Group A: Turkey - Wales (20:00, local time)
  • Sunday, 20 June 2021 - Group A: Switzerland - Turkey (20:00, local time)
  • Saturday, 3 July 2021 - Quarter-final 3: Czech Republic - Denmark (20:00, local time)

Bucharest: Vaccinated people do not need a test

Stadium:

  • National Arena

Projected attendance:

  • 13,000 spectators (approx. 25%)

Proof required upon entry:

  • Negative Covid 19 test result, proof of Covid 19 vaccination or proof of Covid 19 immunity.

Games:

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 - Group C: Austria - North Macedonia (19:00, local time).
  • Thursday, 17 June 2021 - Group C: Ukraine - Northern Macedonia (16:00, local time)
  • Monday 21 June 2021 - Group C: Ukraine - Austria (19:00, local time)
  • Monday, 28 June 2021 - Round of 16: France - Switzerland (22:00, local time)

Budapest: 61,000 fans, but test not enough for Hungary

Stadium:

  • Puskás Aréna

Projected attendance:

  • 61,000 fans (100%)

Proof required upon entry:

Matches:

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - Group F: Hungary - Portugal (18:00, local time).
  • Saturday, 19 June 2021 - Group F: Hungary - France (15:00, local time)
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 - Group F: Portugal - France (21:00, local time)
  • Sunday, 27 June 2021 - Round of 16: Netherlands - Czech Republic (18:00, local time)

Copenhagen: Occupancy Raised

Stadium:

  • Stadium parking

Projected occupancy:

  • first group match:15,900 fans (approx. 45%)
  • later matches: 22,500 (73.5%)

Proof required upon entry:

  • Negative Covid 19 test result, proof of Covid 19 vaccination or proof of Covid 19 immunity

Games:

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Group B: Denmark - Finland (18:00, local time).
  • Thursday 17 June 2021 - Group B: Denmark - Belgium (18:00, local time)
  • Monday 21 June 2021 - Group B: Russia - Denmark (21:00, local time)
  • Monday, 28 June 2021 - Round of 16: Croatia - Spain (18:00, local time)

Glasgow: No testing needed

Stadium:

  • Hampden Park

Projected attendance:

  • 12,000 spectators (approx. 25%)

Proof required on entry: None

Matches:

  • Monday 14 June 2021 - Group D: Scotland - Czech Republic (14:00, local time).
  • Friday, 18 June 2021 - Group D: Croatia - Czech Republic (17:00, local time)
  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - Group D: Croatia - Scotland (20:00, local time)
  • Tuesday 29 June 2021 - Round of 16: Sweden - Ukraine (20:00, local time)

London: Number of fans for the final still unclear

Stadium:

  • Wembley Stadium

Projected attendance:

  • Group matches and first round of 16 match: 22,500 spectators (approx. 25%)
  • second round of 16 match: 45,000 (50%)
  • Semi-finals and final: 60,000 (75%)

Evidence required on entry:

  • negative lateral flow test; PCR or other tests are not accepted

Games:

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 - Group D: England - Croatia (14:00, local time).
  • Friday, 18 June 2021 - Group D: England - Scotland (20:00, local time)
  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - Group D: Czech Republic - England (20:00, local time)
  • Saturday 26 June 2021 - Round of 16: Italy - Austria (20:00, local time)
  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021 - Round of 16: England - Germany (17:00, local time)
  • Tuesday. July 6, 2021 - Semifinals 1: Italy - Spain (20:00, local time)
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Semifinals 2: England - Denmark (20:00, local time)
  • Sunday, 11 July 2021 - Final: Winner HF1 - Winner HF2 (20:00, local time)

Munich: 14,500 fans allowed

Stadium:

  • Munich Football Arena

Projected attendance:

  • 14,500 spectators (20%)

Evidence required upon entry:

  • negative Corona test (PCR or antigen rapid test) performed in Germany and registered in Corona-Warn-App or Luca app.
  • or: wristband for fully vaccinated or recovered persons.

Games:

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - Group F: France - Germany (21:00, local time).
  • Saturday 19 June 2021 - Group F: Portugal - Germany (18:00, local time)
  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021 - Group F: Germany - Hungary (21:00, local time)
  • Friday, 02 June 2021 - Quarter-finals: Belgium - Italy (21:00, local time)

Rome: Only those tested negative at the EM opening match

Stadium:

  • Olimpico

Projected attendance:

  • 16,000 spectators (approx. 25%)

Proof required upon entry:

  • Negative Covid 19 test result or proof of vaccination
  • Italian citizens may alternatively present proof of vaccination or proof of convalescent status

Matches:

  • Friday, June 11, 2021 - Group A: Turkey - Italy (21:00, local time)
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - Group A: Italy - Switzerland (21:00, local time)
  • Sunday, June 20, 2021 - Group A: Italy - Wales (18:00, local time)
  • Saturday 3 July 2021 - Quarter-finals 4: Ukraine - England (21:00, local time)
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Saint Petersburg: Only London has more games

Stadium:

  • Saint Petersburg Stadium

Projected attendance:

  • 30,050 spectators (approx. 50%)

Required proof at admission:

  • Temperature check at the stadium entrance

Matches:

  • Saturday, June 12 - Group B: Belgium - Russia (22:00, local time)
  • Monday 14 June - Group E: Poland - Slovakia (19:00, local time)
  • Wednesday 16 June - Group B: Finland - Russia (16:00, local time)
  • Friday 18 June - Group E: Sweden - Slovakia (16:00, local time)
  • Monday 21 June - Group B: Finland - Belgium (22:00, local time)
  • Wednesday 23 June - Group E: Sweden - Poland (19:00, local time)
  • Friday 2 July - Quarter-finals 1: Switzerland - Spain (19:00, local time)

Sevilla: No requirements, but recommendations

Stadium:

  • Estadio La Cartuja

Projected attendance:

  • 17,000 spectators (approx. 30%)

Proof required at the entrance:

  • No proof required
  • UEFA recommends installing and activating the Spanish contact tracking app "Radar COVID" and collecting a wristband for those tested, vaccinated or convalescing

Matches:

  • Monday, 14 June - Group E: Spain - Sweden (21:00, local time)
  • Saturday, 19 June - Group E: Spain - Poland (21:00, local time)
  • Wednesday 23 June - Group E: Slovakia - Spain (18:00, local time)
  • Sunday 27 June - Round of 16: Belgium - Portugal (21:00, local time)
Author:
Martin Jahns