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COVID-19 guidance for your EURO 2020 match

We hope you're excited for your matchday at National Arena Bucharest, but remember this won't be your usual stadium visit and we want to make sure this a safe and comfortable experience for all.

⚠️ All ticket holders must collect a COVID-19 wristband to enter the stadium. Different entry conditions apply depending on the date you purchased your ticket.

Requirements for stadium entry at National Arena Bucharest

🎟️ Mobile match ticket, ID and face mask

Before you head to the stadium, make sure you have your mobile match ticket, your passport or ID card, as well as your face mask.

It needs to be either a surgical mask or an FFP mask. Other types of face coverings, e.g. transparent face shields or scarves, will not be accepted.

(Check out our Matchday checklist for more tips on what to pack!)

⚠️ COVID-19 wristband

You will only be allowed to enter the stadium if you can present a COVID-19 wristband together with your match ticket. Different entry conditions apply depending on the date you purchased your ticket.

In order to receive your COVID-19 wristband, you’ll need to:

A) Provide proof of a full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, completed a minimum of ten days earlier

B) Or provide a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours before the start of the match

C) Or provide proof of a previous COVID-19 infection. The confirmation of infection must be between 15 and 90 days old. Earlier or later infections are not accepted.

D) Or present a certified negative COVID-19 test result of a rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours at the start of the match.

If you’ve purchased your match ticket on 22 June or later, your mobile match ticket will say "vaccinated only" at the bottom of the ticket. In order to receive your COVID-19 wristband, you’ll need to:

E) Either provide proof of a full SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, completed a minimum of ten days earlier.

F) Or, if you haven’t completed your SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, provide proof of your current vaccination status AND a negative COVID-19 test result. The latter can be:

  • Either a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours before the start of the match,
  • Or a certified negative rapid antigen test result not older than 24 hours at the start of the match.

*A vaccination point will be available to spectators who haven’t completed their vaccination yet but are in possession of “Vaccinated only” tickets. It’s located at the entrance to the “Lia Manoliu” complex on 37-39 Basarabia Boulevard and opens at 10:00 on matchdays.

On the day before the match or on matchday, head to one of the accredited EURO 2020 medical centres listed below.

  • Present your documentation for A, B, C or E. All documents must be in Romanian or English.
  • A fee of 5 lei (approx. €1) applies.
  • One of our EURO 2020 volunteers will put the wristband around your arm.

On matchday, head to the stadium within your assigned entry time slot (see below) and present your match ticket together with your wristband at the entrance.

Head to one of the accredited EURO 2020 medical centres listed below to take a rapid antigen test. The test must not be older than 24 hours when you enter the stadium. This means the earliest you can take your test is 27 June at 19:00 local time. Ticket holders from category F need to show their vaccination certificate before taking the test.

  • A fee of 40 lei (approx. €8) applies.
  • Please wait onsite until your test result is ready. The test will take approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • If your test is negative (and, for spectators in category F, the test is negative AND you also have your vaccination certificate with you), one of our EURO 2020 volunteers will put the wristband on your arm.

Head to the stadium within your assigned entry time slot (see below) and present your match ticket together with your wristband at the entrance.

The following special procedure applies only if you arrive at Henri Coandă Airport from a 🔴Red or 🟡Yellow list country on matchday or the day before matchday*.

  • If you arrive at Henri Coandă Airport from a yellow or red list country on 27 or 28 June, make sure follow the COVID-related requirements for your country of origin and provide all documents as required.
  • In the baggage claim area, approach our EURO 2020 volunteers and show them your match ticket. You will also need to present your epidemiological certificate. This certificate will be provided to you by the medical authorities at the border when you enter Romania. It certifies that you're exempt from the quarantine requirement.
  • You will receive your wristband from the volunteers.
  • Head to the stadium within your assigned entry time slot (see below) and present your match ticket together with your wristband at the entrance.

*This procedure does not apply if you arrive before 27 June, from a Green list country, or via other border points than Henri Coandă Airport. You’ll have to follow the regular wristband collection procedure for categories A, B, C, D, E or F.

  • Keep in mind that the wristband is tamper-proof and can’t be removed. If you attempt to do so it will no longer be valid for stadium entry.
  • Special rules for children apply. We’ve outlined them in the FAQs below.
  • For more details about the procedure and documentation required, please see the FAQs below.

More questions about the test procedure? Check out our FAQs below.

🕐 Entry time slots

To keep everyone safe, we have created entry time slots for every ticket holder. You will have a 30 minute window to arrive at the stadium. These slots have been created so that we can follow social distancing guidelines and we strongly recommend you follow them for a stress-free arrival.

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Code of Conduct

Reducing the risk of a COVID-19 infection is our shared responsibility so we’ve implemented some new rules to help protect you and other football fans.

When attending a match at National Arena Bucharest:

  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5m to other fans.
  • Wear a face mask - the mask has to cover your mouth and nose at all times. We recommend you bring additional masks just in case.
  • Arrive at the stadium within your allocated 30-minute time slot.
  • Don’t occupy any other seat than the one on your ticket.
  • Wash and disinfect your hands frequently. You can find sanitiser stations throughout the stadium.
  • Don’t shake hands. Avoid hugs, high-fives and any close contact with others.
  • Stay in your seat during half time and limit your movements to and from your seat as much as possible.
  • Always follow the signs indicating which way to go.
  • Don’t come to the stadium if you feel unwell or experience any symptoms of COVID-19.

All fans will be required to acknowledge that they've read and understood the full Code of Conduct.

Download the full code of conduct

What we're doing to keep you safe

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Our main priority is to deliver a safe UEFA EURO 2020 for everyone, which is why we’re working with the local governments and health authorities to ensure our measures adhere to the public health guidance of the host country.

  • A diligent cleaning regime will be reinforced: Highly frequented touchpoints such as door handles, handrails or counters will be disinfected regularly throughout the matchday. The entire stadium is cleaned on a regular basis before, during and after your visit.
  • Over 800 hand sanitiser units across the stadium will make it easy for everyone to follow recommended hygiene practices.
  • Cashless transactions - all venues will accept card payments, many via contactless payment, to further reduce shared contact.
  • We’re implementing queuing management in front of lifts, concessions and other facilities. Clear floor markings help with direction and movement.
  • Education of staff: Our Volkswagen Mobility Makers and everyone else working at the venue will have received extensive training to ensure we can deliver a safe and comfortable event according to best practice and government guidelines. This also includes providing all workforce with the necessary protective equipment such as face masks and gloves as required.
  • All mitigation measures will be promoted heavily throughout the stadium so that everyone is aware of the rules.

Let me give you a top tip

If you’re unsure about something our UEFA EURO 2020 volunteers, the Volkswagen Mobility Makers, are there to help. They will have info points across the city of Bucharest and at National Arena.

FAQs

We will continue to update this section over the upcoming weeks, so check back for more information soon.

⚠️ COVID-19 wristband questions

  • Children aged 3 and under do not need a wristband. They still need a valid match ticket, and their birth certificate will be checked at the entrance.
  • Children aged 4-12 need a wristband. They should follow the procedures outlined for categories B, C, or D above.
  • Ticket holders who are over 12 years old also require a wristband. They will need to follow all the procedures required for adult spectators.

Any COVID-19 vaccine that has been issued with a medical certificate is accepted.

Accepted medical documents include:

  • A positive RT-PCR test at the time of diagnosis
  • Or a hospital discharge letter
  • Or a test proving the presence of IgG-type antibodies performed a maximum of 14 days before matchday

Remember the confirmation of infection must be between 15 and 90 days old. Earlier or later infections are not accepted.

With a positive test result, you won’t be eligible for a wristband. You will be asked to self-isolate immediately, and the regular procedures of notifying the health authorities will start. Find out more on the website of the local public health authorities. 

You won’t be allowed to enter the stadium, and there will be no ticket refund. However you will still be able to transfer your match ticket to someone else. Just keep in mind they will need to collect a wristband, too.

Without your wristband, you won’t be allowed inside the stadium. Please make sure your wristband fits well when you receive it and let the volunteers know immediately if something is not quite right. If you’ve removed or lost your wristband and time allows, you can visit the medical centre again and collect a new one.

No, appointments are not available. Please head to your medical centre of choice during the regular opening hours.

🧳 General / travel-related questions

If you’re travelling from abroad, remember you will have to comply with the border entry restrictions and requirements enforced in Romania at the time. This includes quarantine and proof that you have tested negative for COVID-19.

Please also be aware that travel from certain countries may be restricted.

Rules that are in place now may change closer to the tournament.

We encourage you to take those restrictions and requirements into consideration when deciding whether to return your tickets or keep them.

Check out our "Travel and transport" page for more information, or visit the government website (Romanian only) directly.

This will differ across the 11 UEFA EURO 2020 venues, based on the local health regulations. At National Arena Bucharest, 13,000 will be allowed inside the match, corresponding to 25% of the stadium capacity.


🎟️ Tickets

For any questions about your match ticket, please visit the Ticket FAQs.


🏟️ Stadium measures

Wearing a face mask is mandatory onsite at all times. The mask has to cover your mouth and nose.

You may only take it off to eat or drink. We recommend you bring additional masks just in case.

It needs to be either a surgical mask or an FFP mask. Other types of face coverings, e.g. transparent face shields or scarves, will not be accepted.

If you're exempt from wearing a mask for medical reasons, you will not need to wear one at the stadium. You must be in possession of a doctor's certificate proving your exemption. Please be ready to show it upon entry and also to security staff in the stadium as required.

Dedicated entry time slots will be in place that indicate the time you should arrive at your entrance for a stress-free arrival. Be sure to check which entry time slot you've been assigned so you can plan your journey to the stadium accordingly. This means you may need to travel to the stadium earlier than you're used to.

Staff onsite will remind you and guide you through the measures in place.

Any infringement of Code of Conduct may result in denial of access to the stadium, removal from the Stadium and/or further legal action, at the discretion of UEFA.

If you suspect that someone is not respecting the Spectators Code of Conduct, and you believe you are at risk, please inform a steward, volunteer, or another member of staff.

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