Russia has allowed the entry of tourists from other countries to watch the Euro 2020 matches in Saint Petersburg. Visas are not necessary if you need to enter the country to attend the tournament, local authorities said.
Russia has only allowed limited foreigners into the country due to the ongoing pandemic. It has only allowed citizens of those countries where it has resumed international flights to cross its borders.
Alexei Sorakin, who is the CEO of the local body present in the country has revealed that: “In the current difficult conditions, the movement of people has been drastically reduced, and the federal authorities received us with understanding and we were able to open the border to those who come to St. Petersburg for a soccer vacation this summer.”
Alexei has also mentioned that safety regulations will be the top priority, as passengers must bring negative COVID-19 reports for them.
Visa procedures will be simplified for foreign UEFA bodies, such as volunteers, representatives of the media and other tournament participants. St. Petersburg has confirmed 50% capacity to fill stadium seats for the European Championship.
Russia is scheduled to host 7 matches in total and all matches will be played in St. Petersburg. The first match in the country would be a match between Russia and Belgium on June 13.
The euros will be a little different this time, as there is no official venue, but in fact the tournament would take place in 11 cities in Europe: London, Rome, Baku, Amsterdam, Munich, Seville, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, St. Petersburg, Budapest.
Euro 2020 will start from June 12 and the first match will be played between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico. The final match will be played on July 11 in London, England.