Tickets recently sold to UK residents for the England-Ukraine Euro quarterfinals scheduled for Saturday in Rome were canceled on Thursday at the request of Italian authorities to prevent the displacement of fans who did not respect quarantine measures. .
People who have resided in or transited the UK in the past fourteen days are required to observe a five-day quarantine upon arrival in Italy, as part of measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. To avoid any deviation from this rule, “a particular ticketing policy has been implemented” for the England-Ukraine neighborhood, the Italian Interior Ministry said in a statement.
UEFA, according to the statement, decided to “block the sale and transferability of tickets” from this Thursday night, but also “the cancellation of tickets sold to residents of the United Kingdom from June 28 at midnight.” say, since Monday. The number of banknotes affected by these measures is not specified.
Italian Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa recalled Thursday that anyone arriving from the UK must undergo a five-day quarantine: “This will not allow fans who have left in recent days to watch the game. We will be attentive to this quarantine, we are not talking about a large number, so the controls will not be difficult, “he assured Radio Capital.
The Italian Embassy in London also issued a statement to stress that fans arriving in Rome from the UK will not be able to access the stadium, even if they have a ticket, if they cannot prove that they have arrived in Italy for at least six days. before the game and have self-isolates in quarantine for five days, according to the Italian agency ANSA. The Italian Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday a tightening of controls at airports with direct links to the United Kingdom, stations and motorways.
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