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PremierLeague-News.Com - Portugal’s Cabinet Affairs Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said English fans will travel in and out of Portugal on the same day
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! English supporters attending the Champions League final in Porto will be allowed to spend less than 24 hours in Portugal and must stay in a Covid fan bubble, the country’s government has said.Uefa announced on Thursday that the final had been switched from Istanbul, Turkey, to Porto’s Estádio do Dragão and that 12,000 fans, split between finalists Chelsea and Manchester City, will be able to buy tickets. Airlines hugely inflated the prices of flights between the UK and Portugal almost immediately, but instead the 12,000 supporters who will be in the stadium will arrive and leave on specially chartered flights. Get expert FPL tips, delivered straight to your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.“Those who come to the final of the Champions League will come and return on the same day, with a test done, in a bubble situation, on charter flights,” Portugal’s Cabinet Affairs Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said on Thursday. Read More Champions League final 2021: Chelsea and Man City fans scramble for flights to Porto after tickets released “There will be two fan zones and from there they will be moved to the stadium and from the stadium to the airport, being in Portugal less than 24 hours.”The UK government’s decision to add Turkey to the travel red list threw Uefa’s plans to stage the final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium into chaos last week. The Turkish government has been promised to host the final in two years’ time, having already had to hand over the final to Portugal last year due to the pandemic. Last weekend, Uefa entered into discussions with the UK government about staging the final between the two English clubs at Wembley, but came to no agreement after officials refused to waive strict quarantine rules for the more than 2,000 VIPS, officials and sponsors who would need to arrive from abroad.
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. The country has been added to the green travel list, but even so only those supporters who want to travel to the country but will not be present in the stadium will be able to stay for any length of time. “Obviously those coming by plane (to be in Porto while the match is on but do not actually go the stadium) will comply with the established rules and security measures will be put in place as happened in Lisbon last year,” Vieira da Silva said.Uefa president Aleksander Čeferin said: “I think we can all agree that we hope never to experience a year like the one we have just endured.“Fans have had to suffer more than twelve months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football. To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found.“After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season.“Once again we have turned to our friends in Portugal to help both UEFA and the Champions League and I am, as always, very grateful to the FPF and the Portuguese Government for agreeing to stage the match at such short notice.”
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