Euro 2023: Vaccination Proof or Negative Test Required at Wembley

by S. Ateljevic  ·  June 11, 2021

Fans attending England’s Euro 2020 group stage matches at Wembley will be asked to show their “vaccine passport” or a negative test before being admitted to the stadium.

According to UEFA’s COVID-19 guidance announcement, all ticket holders 11 years of age or older will need to carry and display proof they are unlikely to transmit the virus to attend the games at Wembley Stadium.

UK-based visitors can either present proof of full vaccination, with both doses received at least 14 days before the match, or a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT), taken up to 48 hours before Wembley opens its doors. Attendees who live in England, Scotland, and Wales can use the NHS app or the Scottish or Welsh vaccination record services to display their vaccination status.

Ticket holders from outside of the UK need to bring a negative LFT test taken within 48 hours prior to the game start, regardless of whether they received the jab.

England will play against Croatia in the opening group game on Sunday, and this will be the first time proof of vaccination is used as part of admittance to a sports event.

For all of England’s group games against Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Scotland, Wembley will be at 25% capacity and accommodate a maximum of 22,500 people. The same cap will also remain for the two last-16 matches to be hosted there. Although not many fans will have the opportunity to experience the games in person, football enthusiasts are expected to watch the TV broadcasts and follow the results and odds on sports betting sites.

Those attending matches at Glasgow’s Hampden Park will not be required to provide proof of immunisation or a negative COVID-19 test.

Hampden Park and Wembley Stadium are among the 11 venues hosting the Euro 2020 games. The other nine are located in St. Petersburg, Budapest, Seville, Rome, Munich, Baku, Bucharest, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam.

UEFA is working with the local governments and health institutions to ensure all safety measures agree with the public health rules enforced by the host countries.