Real and Arsenal free to travel
New quarantine restrictions with Spain will not apply to Real Madrid players arriving to face Manchester City in the men’s Champions League or the Arsenal team travelling to the women’s quarter-finals next month.
The Government says no change is required to the current regulations around elite athletes, as they will continue competing within their bubbles when abroad. Quarantine
rules for the general public were imposed from last Saturday.
Hugh Elliott, the UK ambassador in Spain, said Real players would be “in a bubble to reduce risks” when they travelled to Manchester to take on City at the Etihad Stadium a week on Friday.
Following a dramatic increase in the virus in Spain, Uefa is open to moving venues for next month’s women’s Champions League.