Denmark would not offer any travel ban waivers to Russian soccer fans, confirmed UEFA authorities. Russian fans who seek to attend the EURO 2020 competition in Copenhagen this summer can’t visit Denmark.
Russian visitants are now prohibited from entering Denmark unless they have a “worthy purpose.” Attending the EURO 2020 games does not count a valid reason.
Parken Stadium in Copenhagen will host four matches, including the Group B encounter between Denmark and Russia on June 21. Copenhagen is one of 11 host cities for the pan-continental 2020 European Championship.
According to current Danish COVID-19 travel rules, Visitors from Russia are currently forbidden from entering Denmark unless they have a “worthy purpose,” which does not include attending the EURO 2020 games.
This means approximately 2,500 Russian fans who have the tournament’s ticket against Denmark will be unable to travel to attend the game, as per Russian sports officials. In a letter to UEFA this week, a Russian Football Union (RFU) official requested that the soccer regulatory body step in and solve the matter.
“The RFU is extremely concerned about the situation around the impossibility of the entry of the fans of the Russian national team to the game of the group stage of the final stage of UEFA EURO 2020 in Denmark,” the official wrote.
“We ask you to promptly study the possibility of admitting fans to the match and propose a mechanism of resolving this situation. No exemption from the current border entry restrictions was granted,” UEFA announced on Wednesday.