Africa Cup Of Nations: Fans Will Need Covid Vaccination And Negative Tests To Attend

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Only fans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have proof of a negative test in the run-up to a game can attend January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, organisers say.

In a joint statement from Cameroon’s government and football association (Fecafoot), as well as the Confederation of African Football (Caf), the tournament has been re-confirmed as going ahead between 9 January and 6 February.

Twenty-four teams, some of whom will feature major Premier League stars like Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mahrez and Riyad Mahrez of defending champions Algeria, are set to take part.

“The government has devised an elaborate special sanitary anti-Covid protocol for the Nations Cup,” the statement read.

“Supporters can only access stadiums for Nations Cup matches if they are fully vaccinated and present a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a negative lateral flow test within 24 hours.

“Health authorities will take all necessary measures to facilitate vaccinations and Covid tests on all sites during the competition.”

Source: BBC

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