Chelsea fans not too pleased with new ruling for Champions League final

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The coronavirus pandemic has made the venue for the Champions League final a tough choice to make, as UEFA has decided to change the original venue which was in Istanbul.

UEFA has now decided that the Champions League final will be held in Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, and will permit up to 6000 fans from each clubs to grace the grand finale.

However, according to The Sun, the Portuguese government has ruled that supporters will have to fly in and out of Portugal on the same day for the final.

Both club’s supporters were reportedly told they will only be allowed to travel to the final if they fly in and out of Portugal the same day.

Fans were hit with the information by Portuguese Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva.

She said: “Those who come to the final of the Champions League will come and return on the same day, with a test done, in a bubble situation, on charter flights.

“There will be two fan zones and from there they will be moved to the stadium and from the stadium to the airport, being in Portugal less than 24 hours.”

Asked whether the measures also referred to fans arriving in the city earlier in the week, the minister added: “Obviously those coming by plane to be in Porto while the match is on but do not actually go the stadium will comply with the established rules and security measures will be put in place as happened in Lisbon last year.”

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