Premier League is still unaware of travel restrictions. Clubs seek clarification from government in light of concerns about European ties being affected due to new Omicron variants











Premier League members are requesting urgent clarifications from the Government on their club’s exemption from travel restrictions. They fear that Omicron Covid could impact next week’s Champions League, Europa League tie. 

Today’s new travel regulations require all UK tourists to undergo a PCR and to self-isolate over several days. The Government has yet to clarify whether there will be any exemption for elite sports.

Prior restrictions, in effect until October, allowed elite athletes to bypass isolating. The fast-track PCR testing was completed within 24 hours. A loophole that the Premier League want to protect. 

The Premier League are seeking for clarification amid fears Champions League and Europa League ties could be affected by Omicron Covid variant

The Premier League are seeking for clarification amid fears Champions League and Europa League ties could be affected by Omicron Covid variant

The Government have yet to confirm that there will be an exemption to travel restrictions for elite sport

However, the Government has yet to confirm whether there will be travel restrictions that apply to elite sports.

Sportsmail was informed Monday night by sources that while the Government is quickly moving to implement new rules, all exemptions were being reviewed.

Failure to obtain an exemption could mean that next week’s European fixtures are at risk. Premier League clubs may also be forced to field weaker teams in Champions League, given their previous 16 qualifying matches. 

Another problem is that Manchester United’s match against Young Boys in Manchester could be moved from its home venue to one neutral location after the Swiss government imposed a 10-day quarantine for UK visitors on Monday.

If the venue is moved within a matter of weeks, there will be confusion about tickets and travel expenses. It’s also unclear if fans are allowed to travel to the match.

On Monday, Switzerland discovered its first Omicron case. However, Swiss voters supported the pandemic response plan by backing it in a referendum 24 hours prior.

Man United's Champions League clash against Young Boys could be played at neutral venue

Man United’s Champions League game against Young Boys might be played at a neutral site

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