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Rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 tournament

01 Jun 2021

The UEFA Euro 2020 football tournament was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It has been rescheduled and will now take place between 11 June and 11 July 2021. The tournament is being held in eleven host cities across UK, Russia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Denmark and Spain.

UEFA have produced an official spectator event guide which contains detailed information about the event, travel information and COVID-19 mitigation health and safety measures for each host city and stadium.

Ticket holders will be required to agree to comply with the UEFA EURO 2020 code of conduct for spectators (PDF) which requires compliance with all local laws and government guidance for COVID-19.

If you are planning on travelling to any of the events, you should be aware of any border entry restrictions and enforced requirements at the time of travel, which may include the need for you to quarantine on arrival in a country or provide a negative COVID-19 test result or evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status. In some cases, entry to a host country from abroad may not be permitted at all. No exemptions will be made for Euro 2020 ticket holders.

Advice for travellers

International travel remains severely restricted, and guidance can change at short notice. You should follow the latest travel guidance for either ScotlandEnglandNorthern Ireland or Wales, depending on where you live.

In addition, and before booking any travel, you must:

  • review the latest FCDO foreign travel guidance to determine if there are any entry or quarantine requirements, and check if the host country is accepting foreign travellers.
  • review the traffic light system for guidelines on your return to the UK
  • check the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) at your destination
  • check if you need a negative COVID-19 test or to prove your COVID-19 vaccination status to travel abroad
  • consider other health issues you may encounter and vaccination requirements
  • make sure you have valid travel insurance which will cover your trip, including any issues caused by COVID-19.

Detailed information on all of the above steps, including additional considerations that you should take both during and after travel can be found on the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page.

Be aware that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme which covers medical costs of UK travellers abroad may have changed following Brexit.

Other health risks including vaccination requirements can be found under each destination page: