UEFA, the European governing body of football, has announced that that ticket holders for England’s opening Euro 2020 match against Croatia on Sunday who are based in Britain can gain entry either by providing proof of a negative lateral flow test or by showing proof of full vaccination — both doses received at least 14 days before the match.
On the other side, ticket holders based elsewhere must provide proof of a negative lateral flow test.
Significantly, fans attending the Euro 2020 opener will be the first at a sporting event in Britain to have the option of using coronavirus vaccine passports.
“All ticket holders aged 11 and older must present evidence that they are at a low risk of transmitting Covid-19 to enter Wembley Stadium. Failure to do so will mean you’re unable to attend the match,” UEFA said in a statement on its website.
Around 22,500 spectators will witness England’s first two group games, against Croatia and Scotland at Wembley, as the stadium will allow 25 percent of its seating capacity.
As per reports, if the vaccine passport system is successful, it could likley open the way for more larger crowds at Wembley for future matches of the Euro 2020.