The access procedure on the National Arena for the UEFA EURO 2020 matches: rapid tests are carried out 24h before the gates open

Considering the national legislation in force regarding the development of sports events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following categories of persons can attend the EURO 2020 matches on the stands at the National Arena in Bucharest:

A. Persons who are vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus for which 10 days have elapsed since the completion of the complete vaccination schedule;

B. Persons presenting a negative result of an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours before the start of the match;

C. Persons between the 15th and 90th day after confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection;

D. Persons who present the negative result certified by a medical unit of a rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours before the start of the match.

Ticket holders for the EURO 2020 matches on the National Arena in Bucharest that fall into the above categories must prove COVID-19 immunization. In this sense, they will go through the following steps to be able to enter the stadium:

For ticket holders falling into categories A, B or C: 

  1. The ticket holder shall appear on MD or MD-1 at one of the EURO 2020 accredited medical centres in Bucharest with the proving medical documents, in Romanian or English.
  2. The applicant shall pay to the cashier the costs of the procedure – 5 lei. 
  3. The medical staff checks the documents and signals to the EURO 2020 volunteer present at the location that the applicant is in order.
  4. The EURO 2020 volunteer applies a wristband access bracelet to the applicant. Attention: once removed from the hand, the bracelet destroys itself and is no longer valid for access to the stadium!
  5. The spectator shows up at the stadium. Access is based on the ticket AND the bracelet. Just one of these elements is not enough. The spectator must also have the identity card with which he reserved his ticket.

In case of finding the invalidity of the submitted documents, the applicant can enter the rapid test procedure on the day of the match – described below – and thus fall into category D.

For ticket holders falling into category D: 

  1. The ticket holder shows up with up to 24 hours before the stadium gates are opening (27 hours before the kick-off) at one of the EURO 2020 accredited medical centres in Bucharest.
  2. The applicant shall pay to the cashier the costs of the procedure – 40 lei.
  3. The medical staff tests it with a rapid antigenic test and communicates the test result after the required waiting period.
  4. The medical staff informs the EURO 2020 volunteer present at the location that the applicant is OK (has a negative test).
  5. The EURO 2020 volunteer applies a wristband access bracelet to the applicant. Attention: once removed from the hand, the bracelet destroys itself and is no longer valid for access to the stadium!
  6. The spectator shows up at the stadium. Access is based on the ticket AND the bracelet. Just one of these elements is not enough. The spectator must also have the identity card with which he reserved his ticket.

Only rapid antigen tests performed at that medical centre are valid. If a positive antigen test is found to be positive, the access bracelet shall no longer be applied to the applicant. The medical staff follows the legal procedures for notifying the medical authorities about the registration of a case of COVID-19. The applicant will not be able to enter the match and there will be no ticket refund. However, he will still be able to transfer his match ticket to someone else.

Facilities for supporters arriving in Romania from countries on the red and yellow lists, by plane, through the border point at Henri Coandă Airport: 

  1. Ticket holders from countries on the yellow or red list arriving on MD or MD-1 at Henri Coandă Airport (Otopeni) will follow the specific epidemiological procedures valid for all passengers.
  2. In the baggage claim area, ticket holders will find EURO 2020 volunteers, wearing the EURO 2020 insignia. The supporter presents himself to the volunteer, presents him with the match ticket and the epidemiological certificate approved by the medical authorities present at the border attesting to the quarantine exemption.
  3. The EURO 2020 volunteer applies an access wristband to the applicant. Attention: once removed from the hand, the bracelet destroys itself and is no longer valid for access to the stadium!
  4. The spectator shows up at the stadium. Access is based on the ticket AND the bracelet. Just one of these elements is not enough. The spectator must also have the identity card with which he reserved his ticket.

Supporters arriving in Romania from the red and yellow list countries, by plane, through the border point at Henri Coandă Airport, more than a day before the match, will follow the presentation procedure at the medical centres in Bucharest, described above, to prove that it falls into categories A, B, C or D.

Supporters arriving in Romania from countries on the green list, by plane, through the border point at Henri Coanda Airport will follow the procedure with presentation at the medical centres in Bucharest, described above, to prove their inclusion in categories A, B, C or D.

Supporters arriving in Romania through other border points than Henri Coandă Airport will follow the procedure with presentation at the medical centres in Bucharest, described above, in order to prove their classification in categories A, B, C or D.

The entrance regime of the children on the stadium

  1. Every person entering the stadium must hold a valid UEFA ticket, with an assigned seat, regardless of age. Children cannot be held in their arms and must have their own ticket.
  1. From an epidemiological point of view, the legislation in force shall apply:

2.1. Children up to and including 3 years old do not have to be tested for anti-COVID 19 and have access to the stadium without a bracelet, after checking the birth certificate at the entrance to the stadium;

2.2. Children between the ages of 3 and 16 inclusive must fall into one of the categories B, C or D described above and follow the relevant procedures;

2.3. Children over the age of 16 must fall into one of the categories A, B, C or D described above and follow the relevant procedures. 

CLARIFICATION

  • Access bracelets are different from match to match. They have safety and inscription elements specific to each match. Ticket holders must go through the procedure of obtaining the access bracelet for each match, if they have tickets for several matches in Bucharest. No bracelets are released at the same time for several matches.
  • Any anti-COVID 19 vaccine that has been issued with a medical certificate is valid.
  • Immunization by passing the disease is proven by medical documents (positive RT-PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test proving the presence of IgG antibodies performed with a maximum of 14 days previously) or by checking the database Corona-forms and for which at least 14 days have elapsed since the date of confirmation.
  • The list of EURO 2020 accredited medical centres is available HERE.

This procedure was elaborated by LOS Bucharest.

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