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Covid restrictions in place for Champions League final will affect thousands

Liverpool fans will be attending the UEFA Champions League final in their thousands, with plenty more expected to travel without a ticket. Some Covid restrictions apply for travelling to France and the final in Paris

Liverpool could make history in Paris once again and their fans will be hoping to be there to see it

Thousands of Liverpool fans will be descending on Paris this week as they gear up to watch their team in the Champions League final.

The Reds have already had an incredible season but will look to avoid more disappointment as they recover from missing out on the Premier League title in a race that went down to the final few minutes of the season.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City blew away Steven Gerrard-managed Aston Villa in under five minutes to overturn a 2-0 deficit on the final day, snatching away hopes of more title glory on Merseyside.

A title win for Liverpool would have seen them complete a domestic treble and go into the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 28 with the hopes of an unprecedented quadruple at stake.

Now, Liverpool supporters will be hoping to see a final win that will sum up a remarkable season.

So what travel restrictions are in place?

What are the Covid restrictions for travelling to France?

Thousands of Liverpool fans are expected to arrive in Paris
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There are still some restrictions in place for travelling to France for Liverpool fans hoping to attend the Champions League final, such as proof of vaccinations.

Fully vaccinated Brits do not need to show proof of a negative Covid test, but do need a Covid vaccination certificate showing they were jabbed 28 days before arrival, or before 270 days at the most.

There is a difference in the amount of time between the last vaccine dosage and the specific vaccine.

The government explained: “Your final dose must have been administered at least 7 days prior to travel for Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or 28 days after a second dose of Johnson & Johnson.”

Those who have not had the full course of jabs will need to show a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of departure.

If they cannot show this, they must show one of the following:

  • A negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test taken at the most 48 hours before.
  • A Covid-19 recovery certificate issued at least 11 days and at most six months before departure from the first embarkation point

When is the Champions League final?

Gareth Bale and Real Madrid blew Liverpool away the last time the two sides met in the final of the Champions League
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The Champions League final in 2022 will kick off at 8pm (BST) on Sunday May 28.

UK viewers can watch the match on BT Sport 1 or on the BT Sport app.

Liverpool will be going for their seventh Champions League title in their 10th final overall. They last won in 2019 with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, but lost the year before to Sunday’s opponents Real Madrid.

Paris’ Stade de France, home of the French national team, will play host to the final and plenty of Reds are predicted to travel despite not having a ticket to the game, enjoying the atmosphere and build-up to the match in the city before the game.

The tie is a heavyweight clash between two European giants, Los Blancos having won the competition a record 13 times. Liverpool has the most Champions League titles of any English club.

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