The Italian capital is preparing for the soccer feast, not forgetting about sanitary safety measures.
It is Rome that has the honor to open the 60th European Championship. The legendary Stadio Olimpico – home arena of AS Roma and Lazio, built-in 1928, will host three matches at once: Italy vs Turkey (June 11), Italy vs Switzerland (June 16), Italy vs Wales (June 20), and one quarterfinal game (July 3). All these matches will be held in view of the pandemic realities.
Only 25 percent of fans, including foreign fans, will be allowed into the stadium, which has a capacity of nearly 73,000. Tifosi will have to go through a series of tests to get to the cherished games. As clarified by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), in addition to a ticket with the specified seat and identity document, they will have to provide one of three certificates: vaccination, coronavirus suffered or the presence of a negative test for Covid-19. The first two documents must be issued exclusively by the Italian medical authorities, and the certificate of vaccination is accepted from the 15th day after the first dose of vaccination. As for the certificate of negative coronavirus test result (PCR or express technology), it must be received no earlier than 48 hours before the match and can be in Italian or English.
Other fundamental rules include keeping a social distance of one meter, both from the front and from the sides, and wearing masks.