Four cities have not yet guaranteed participation in Euro 2020. Latest news about the tournament
What about the tickets and whether it will be possible to go to Europe.
UEFA has revised the dates of the tournament – it starts on June 11 and will last until July 11. Because of this, the days of our team’s matches have changed:
12.06. 21:00. Russia – Belgium
16.06. 15:00. Russia – Finland
21.06. 21:00. Finland – Belgium
In St. Petersburg, fans will have free travel on public transport, and there will also be two fan zones – at the Palace Square and the Konyushennaya Square.
Eight out of twelve cities have already confirmed their readiness to host spectators for Euro matches this summer:
– 100% of the spectators are ready to enter the stands of Budapest;
– 50% – St. Petersburg and Baku;
– 25-33% – Amsterdam, Bucharest, Glasgow and Copenhagen;
– 25% – London, and this applies only to the matches of the group stage and 1/8 finals, for the semifinals and finals the decision will be made in June.
At the same time, St. Petersburg, Amsterdam, Bucharest and Copenhagen are ready to increase the quota if the epidemiological situation improves – local organizing committees have time until the end of April to make changes.
Rome, Bilbao and Dublin have not yet provided guarantees that they will be able to receive spectators. Munich has already announced that it cannot guarantee the admission of fans to the stands. The rest of the UEFA expects a response until April 19, and if one of the cities does not send anything, their matches will be “distributed” to other cities.
Each stadium will have its own security measures – for example, compulsory temperature measurements or passing an express test for coronavirus. Of the general – the obligatory wearing of a mask during the entire stay at the stadium and a 30-minute window for entering the stadium.
The first thing to know is that there will be no special concessions for the holders of tickets for Euro matches in other countries. Now a number of states do not issue Schengen visas, and also do not let foreigners in for no particular reason (work, study, etc.) or put them in mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Only three countries agreed to meet the fans: Russia, Azerbaijan and Hungary. Thus, citizens / residents of Turkey, Switzerland and Great Britain, as well as those countries whose national teams will reach the quarterfinals, will be able to come to Baku for the matches – they will not be able to comply with quarantine if they have a negative coronavirus test. In Russia, it is still not known for sure, except for one thing – the authorities are working on the development of a facilitated entry for foreign fans. Hungarians decided to cancel quarantine, but only after two negative tests for COVID-19.
Until 19:00 Moscow time on April 22, everyone can return tickets on the UEFA ticket portal and receive the entire amount previously paid for them. There will be no more opportunity to do this, so it’s time to think about your capabilities and, if something happens, issue a refund.
After the ticket-granting portal closes, UEFA will calculate whether the number of tickets purchased exceeds the quota for each individual match: if so, a blind draw will be held, as a result of which part of the tickets that go beyond the established limit will be canceled. The money for them, of course, will be returned. Ticket holders will be notified of the results of the draw in May by e-mail specified at the time of ordering.
An important point: if you have booked one, two, three, ten tickets for the same match, they will either be canceled all, or they will be left in full for you. If you bought each ticket separately, then it may well happen that one part of them will remain valid, and the other will not.