The Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City is set to take place at Istanbul’s Atatürk Stadium on May 29. But the United Kingdom, whose health situation has improved significantly, says it is ready to host the meeting.
A 100% English final … in England? The United Kingdom says it is ready to host the Champions League final, scheduled for May 29 in Istanbul between Chelsea and Manchester City (on RMC Sport), after having imposed severe restrictions on travel to Turkey due to of the health situation. From May 12 at 5 a.m., arrivals to England from Turkey will be prohibited except for British and UK residents. But the latter must undergo on arrival a quarantine at the hotel at their expense, at a cost of 1,750 pounds (approximately 2,000 euros) per person.
The health situation has improved in the United Kingdom
“We have to put Turkey on the red list and that will have implications,” Transport Minister Grant Shapps told reporters on Friday. “This means, I’m afraid, regarding the Champions League, that the supporters should not go to Turkey. I can tell you that the English federation is in discussions with UEFA on this matter, we are ready. to host the final, “he added. UEFA did not react immediately.
The United Kingdom is the country in Europe most affected by the coronavirus epidemic with more than 127,000 dead. Thanks to the strict confinement imposed in early January for three months and a vaccination campaign among the most advanced in Europe, the health situation has improved markedly with around 2,000 cases and around fifteen deaths per day. To avoid importing new cases of the virus, and potentially vaccine-resistant variants, the UK government is imposing strict border restrictions.