The UK government has advised Chelsea and Manchester City fans not to go to Turkey for the Champions League final. The advice was given after the country was added to England’s travel blacklist.
On May 29, the final will be held in Istanbul.
According to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, countries on the Covid-19 red list need not be visited. A visit is allowed only in the most serious circumstances.”
He also claimed that the government was willing to host the game in the United Kingdom.
For the game at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Uefa had hoped to send both clubs a minimum of 4,000 tickets each.
Champions League final: Football Association in negotiations with Uefa
The Football Association is in negotiations with Uefa. The negotiation is about moving the game, but it is “ultimately a decision for Uefa,” according to Schnapps.
“The United Kingdom has a strong track record in hosting spectator matches, so we are well-positioned to do it. As a result, we are receptive to it, but ultimately, it is a Uefa decision. However, considering that the final features two English clubs, we are eager to hear what they have to offer,” he said.
According to the BBC, the government will look at options for any issues that emerge in the run-up to the final. Including possible travel exemptions for players and club staff.
If the final is moved to the United Kingdom, the most obvious venue would be Wembley Stadium. Wembley Stadium is already scheduled to host the Championship play-off final on May 29.
The intention, it is agreed, is to hold the play-off final at Wembley. However, it is agreed that if Uefa asked the EFL to move, the EFL would discuss it and the board would make the final decision.
The Chelsea Supporters Trust says it will speak with Uefa this week to insist that the final be relocated to the UK. While Manchester City fan groups agree they will renew their demands for the game to be relocated from Istanbul.