“We are available to host the final, but the result is up to UEFA. We are delighted with the decision, as the finalists are two English clubs,” British Transport Minister Grand Shops told a news conference.
The Champions League final is scheduled for May 29 in Istanbul, so all Manchester City and Chelsea delegates to Turkey must comply with the 10-day isolation on their return to the UK and British officials at hotels specifically designated for this purpose.
With more than 20,000 cases being filed daily in the country, Shopes acknowledged that “it is necessary to put Turkey on the red list” and confirmed that travel will only be allowed under exceptional circumstances, not to mention elite athletes, as is the case with professional footballers.
The Govt-19 epidemic has caused at least 3,258,595 deaths worldwide, resulting in more than 155.9 million infections, according to a report released by the French company AFP.
Turkey has so far recorded more than five million Govt-19 infections and more than 42,000 deaths.