No quarantine for footballers: Seehofer plans exception for EM

The federal government is planning quarantine exception rules for the European Football Championship. These are particularly MS participants who have previously been housed in the Great Britain virus variant area. “Work is currently underway within the federal government to adjust entry requirements,” Home Office spokesman Steve Alter said when asked Tuesday. Consequently, players should not be quarantined after a stay in the UK.

Seehofer: Professional and recreational sports are not comparable

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) said: “The European Football Championship is an important sporting event that the whole world is watching and for whose success Germany will do its part.” The federal government will organize the European soccer championship for the teams in such a way that “we do justice to the protection against infections”. To the speech of those who consider the exceptions for professional athletes to be erroneous, he said: “Professional sports have special protection concepts that cannot be equated with a weekend trip to the sports club. We have had good experiences with hygiene measures in the Bundesliga., In the DFB Cup and in the Champions League, by the way also in other disciplines “.

German national players from England

Specifically, the German team is primarily concerned with Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan and Antonio Rüdiger, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, who have contracts with Chelsea. The four professionals who played in the Champions League final on Saturday should join the national team on Thursday, which is currently on training ground in Seefeld. However, under current regulation, you are threatened with a 14-day quarantine upon entering Germany, as you were more recently in Great Britain, which is classified by the German side as a virus variant area.

Details are still unclear

However, all participants in the European Championship who will play the quarter-finals in Munich on July 2 after a match in Great Britain would also be affected. One of the participants in the knockout match at the Allianz Arena would have previously played his round of 16 in London. In addition, Glasgow is also the site of the European Championship. Details of the exemption were still being worked out on Tuesday. One sticking point is the transport ban, which bans the transport of passengers from an area with virus variant to Germany. There may also be a special regulation for this.

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