Manchester United fans will be allowed to travel to Switzerland for the club’s opening Champions League away game to Young Boys after a late compromise was found over COVID-19 regulations.
It had been feared that United would have no away section at the Stade de Suisse in Bern after Young Boys refused to allocate tickets based on local laws that do not recognise NHS passes as proof of vaccination.
But United officials have negotiated a reprieve, with supporters needing to take a test at an approved site next to the stadium. A Swiss certification will be issued after a negative result.
United now have an allocation of 1,800, meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have significant backing for the game next Tuesday, September 14.
The testing centre will be open on Monday from midday until 8pm and Tuesday from midday until 4pm. Testing costs £50 to £60 and the process is anticipated to take up to two hours due to the volume of people. To enter the ground United fans will need to present their ticket, passport and valid Swiss COVID-19 certificate.
On Monday, UEFA announced that away team fans would be able to travel but only if the home team’s city’s health and government rules permitted doing so.