Who can actually travel to Italy for England against Ukraine? Euro quarantine exemptions for Rome clash explained

England have secured a Euro 2020 quarter-final against Ukraine, but most fans will not be able to cheer on the team in Rome due to the quarantine restrictions.

British travelers are allowed entry into Italy but must self-quarantine for five days, leaving them insufficient time to self-isolate before Saturday’s game.

Anyone caught breaking the rules could be subject to a fine of 450 euros (£ 386), Time reports.

Over 17 million people watched England beat Germany to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

The England Supporters Travel Club has confirmed that the tickets will not be sold by the Football Association, but English supporters already in Italy will be able to watch the match, as well as those coming from the EU or the Schengen area.

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There are a few exceptions to the quarantine rule, including if you are a member of a transport team or can prove that you are in Italy for “work, health or emergency”.

If you belong to one of these categories, you can enter Italy but must leave within five days.

Passengers passing through the country are also exempt from isolation rules if they leave Italy within 36 hours, or people who make the round trip regularly, including EU officials, diplomats and international students returning to study.

A number of English fans are selling their tickets on social media due to quarantine rules and bemoaning their chance to see the quarterfinals.

One Twitter user said: “I should be on a plane to Rome right now with tickets to see @England in Euro QF. I will never get over it. “

“Imagine having tickets for the QF in Rome and Italy not allowing people from UK to enter without a 5 DAY quarantine !! ?? Disappointed with England, ”tweeted another.

Another said: “I have two tickets for England’s QF in Rome on Saturday. I cannot go there as there is a mandatory 5 day quarantine to enter Italy from the UK.

Warrick Howard of Leicestershire bought tickets through the voting system in 2019 for 140 euros (£ 120) each, but his plans for the match were curtailed by Italy’s five-day quarantine requirement for them. arrivals in the UK.

“Given the enormous pressure to get everyone vaccinated, there were ways to make it work for the fans attending this tournament, but UEFA and the EU made no effort to do it, “the 37-year-old told the PA News Agency.

“I guess they were too busy organizing thousands of ‘no quarantine required’ exemptions for their few thousand VIPs.

“I thought about flying to Italy on Sunday June 27 and doing my five-day quarantine in an AirBnB apartment, so I would be free for the game if England were successful… but it would have taken a week of leave.”

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