English fans attending the Champions League final in Porto between Manchester City and Chelsea will have to fly in on the day of the match and will need to stay in a ‘bubble’ before flying back straight after the game, the Portuguese government said on Thursday.
European football’s governing body UEFA confirmed on Thursday that the game had been moved from original host city Istanbul to Porto in order to ensure that English fans could attend it.
Turkey was on the UK government’s ‘red list’ for travel while Portugal has been placed on the ‘green list’. City and Chelsea will each be provided with 6,000 tickets for their fans.
Portugal’s Cabinet Affairs Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva told a news conference that a set of rules had been put in place for those fans attending the final.
“Those who come to the final of the Champions League will come and return on the same day, with a test…