Fans living in the UK who attend the Euro match between England and Croatia at Wembley on Sunday will be able to present a coronavirus vaccine passport.
This would be the first time for a sporting event in Great Britain. If this system proves to be effective, it could help attract more attendance to Wembley for subsequent matches. The London enclosure should also host two rounds of 16, the semi-final and the final.
‘All ticket holders aged 11 years and over must provide proof that they are at low risk of transmission of COVID-19 to enter Wembley Stadium. In the absence of evidence, you will not be able to attend the ‘England-Croatia’ match, UEFA said in a press release published on its website on Tuesday.
For people living in the United Kingdom, evidence may include a negative antigen test or full vaccination, meaning two doses administered at least 14 days before the match, the European Union adds. Other ticket holders must provide proof of a negative antigen test.
For England’s first two group matches against Croatia and Scotland at Wembley there will be approximately 22,500 spectators, with capacity limited to 25% of the stadium’s capacity. Currently, over 27 million people in the UK, more than 50% of adults, have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and over 40 million have received one.