Overseas Euro 2020 finalists to be allowed just 1,000 fans each at Wembley and must stay in strict Covid bubbles
WEMBLEY will reportedly host up to 2,000 overseas fans for the Euro 2020 final in July.
Up to 1,000 supporters from each finalist country will be allowed to travel to watch the match without having to quarantine.
But they will remain in a bubble for the duration of their UK visit, and will fly in just before the match and return to their respective countries immediately after the final draws to a close.
Preparations are taking place which will see spectators fly in before being transported to Wembley via bus, before returning to the airport to fly out – a similar plan was used in Portugal for the Champions League final.
In normal circumstances Wembley, which is being restricted to 75% capacity for the final, would allocate tickets for just under 10,000 fans for each participating nation.
But those numbers are now "out of the window", one government source told the Daily Mail.
And the semi-finals will not host any spectators from overseas, according to the report.
But 2,500 Uefa guests will be allowed to attend the semi-finals and final, and they will be granted a longer stay than ordinary fans.
They will be forbidden from sightseeing, shopping or eating out in restaurants, and are expected to remain in their hotels during their stay.
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The 2,000 fans who arrive from overseas could be joined by a large contingent of ex-pats from their respective communities.
Many of the favourites to win the Euros have large numbers of citizens living in the UK, including 600,000 Italians, 140,000 Germans, 160,000 French, and 30,000 Belgians.
And if England make the final they would have the added advantage of home support, vastly outnumbering any potential opponent.
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