EURO 2020

Euro 2020: England Fans Will be Unable to Travel to Italy for Quarter-Final Due to COVID Restrictions

Arjun Singh Devgan
England's fans will be unable to support the Three Lions in the quarter-final due to COVID-19 restrictions in Italy
England's fans will be unable to support the Three Lions in the quarter-final due to COVID-19 restrictions in Italy / Matthew Childs - Pool/Getty Images
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England's national team fans will be unable to travel to Italy to watch the Three Lions' Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine as Italy have imposed a mandatory five-day quarantine on arrivals from the United Kingdom due to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

The travel rules means that it is impossible for England fans who attended the round of 16 match at Wembley to also travel to Rome for the quarter-final match, while fans who are planning to depart for Italy this week will not have time to quarantine but also attend Saturday’s match.

The Italian health minister, Roberto Speranza recently announced that the country is set to lift restrictions on travellers from the United States, Canada, Japan and other European Union states — providing they have a green pass showing they are vaccinated or recently tested negative.

However, with the British government announcing that there had been a 79 per cent increase in weekly reported cases of the Delta coronavirus variant, the measures by the Italian government have been put in place to stop the spread of the Delta variant in the country.

Gareth Southgate's side progressed to the quarter-final of the ongoing Euro 2020 courtesy of goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane - with the Three Lions set to face Ukraine on Saturday, 3 July at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

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