Germany’s entry rules are a headache ahead of the European Football Championship – Dagsavisen

Due to concerns about importing the Indian variant of the virus, German authorities have imposed a two-week quarantine for people living in Germany arriving from the UK. Other travelers from England did not enter Germany, and authorities confirmed on Wednesday that this also applies to professional football players.

“The current rules for entry from the virus variant area apply to everyone,” a spokesman for the authorities told DPA.

This could have major consequences for Germany’s European Championship team, which includes six players from English clubs, and for the completion of European Championship matches. For example, the winner of the quarter-finals in London will play in the quarter-finals of the European Championships in Munich.

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Munich organizers referred questions about this to the German Football Association, which in turn referred to UEFA. The European Football Association announced in a statement that it was investigating the matter.

– UEFA is in contact with the DFB and local authorities. We have nothing more to report at this time, he said.

Since Sunday, Germany has classified Great Britain as a “virus variant region” due to the spread of the Indian virus variant. Even those who are fully vaccinated do not escape quarantine, and it is impossible to test themselves outside of quarantine.

The following players from English clubs are included in the German European Championship squad: Antonio Rüdiger, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner (all Chelsea), Bernd Leno (Arsenal), Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) and Robin Koch (Leeds).

Working with solutions

Starting Friday, Germany will take part in the European Championships at a training camp in Austria. Austria will also impose restrictions on travelers from the UK starting next week.

– We recognize that this case is complex, and we are working to find a solution, said Jens Grittner, spokesman for the German national team.

The semifinals and final of the European Championship will be played at Wembley in London.

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