MADRID – Real Madrid-Liverpool, corresponding to the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, will be able to be played at the Alfredo di Stéfano stadium after Spain lifting the restrictions on entry by air and sea to passengers from the United Kingdom that were implemented to control the spread of new variants of the coronavirus.
Citizens of the United Kingdom must from now on submit to the same rules as travelers from the Schengen area, which oblige them to carry a negative PCR to be able to transit between countries, as clarified in the press conference after the Council of Ministers the spokesperson of the Spanish Government, María Jesús Montero.
On the contrary, the Executive chose to maintain the limitations on flights from Brazil and South Africa to try to avoid the expansion of the variants detected in these countries, which “still have little prevalence in Spain.”
In this way, it extends the restrictions for the fourth time, which will take effect from 6:00 p.m. on March 30 until 00:00 a.m. on April 13.
The Champions League match is set for April 6, at 9:00 p.m., and therefore, after this measure announced by the Executive, it will be possible to play at the Alfredo di Stéfano de Valdebebas, although final confirmation by all parties is missing involved.
Due to the restrictions applied to travelers from the United Kingdom, Atlético de Madrid had to play the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League against Chelsea in Bucharest and Real Sociedad received in the round of 32 of the Europa League to Manchester United in Turin.
The return match between the ‘reds’ and Zinedine Zidane’s team is set for April 14 at Anfield.