Denmark fans but no Welsh to be allowed into Amsterdam for last 16 game
Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Denmark fans will be allowed into the country for the game – while Welsh fans will have to stay at home.
Erik Brogger said that Denmark fans can travel to Amsterdam for the Wales game if they spend less than 12 hours in the Netherlands.
“You can get to football, but you have to plan quite carefully if you do not want to risk being quarantined in a hotel room,” he told a press conference today.
“It should be technically possible, but you have to plan it pretty carefully. For most people, it will probably be better to stay at home. We encourage you to watch the match at home.”
The Netherlands have said they will not be letting Wales fans into the country for this weekend’s tie due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Welsh Government have said that they will consider applications from local authorities to set up fanzones for this weekend’s Euro2020 last 16 match.
“We have had some guidance from the police in Amsterdam who have told us that they will not be letting Welsh fans into the country,” Health Minister Eluned Morgan said yesterday.
“We would encourage fans to stay here and watch the matches carefully. If local authorities come forward and ask us for the setting up of fan zones we will, as a Government, consider that and publish guidelines for how that could be done in a safe way.
“It is a finely balanced argument. We would rather people watched outdoors and if we could do that in a controlled setting it would be better than people going into each other’s homes.”
Welsh Conservative leader said politicians should intervene as cases were only a little higher in Wales than Denmark.
“If the Dutch Government is allowing Danish fans into Amsterdam for the last-16 match on Saturday, then such an offer should be made to Welsh fans,” he said.
“The Welsh and UK Government should lobby the Dutch and UEFA. It doesn’t seem right.”
The game against Denmark who qualified by beating Russia last night will be played on Saturday, 26th June at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam.
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