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EM in Germany: Great Britain bans “violent” fans from traveling

EM in Germany: Great Britain bans “violent” fans from traveling

England fans have repeatedly had a negative impact on matches in the past. Drink alcohol frequently. (archive image) Photo: Imago/Werner Otto


Football fans from England and Wales are not allowed to travel to Germany during the European Championship with a stadium ban. If they do, they face severe penalties.


More than 1,600 football fans from England and Wales will not be allowed to travel to Germany during the European football championships, which have been banned from stadiums, according to the British government.

From Thursday, June 4, these “more than 1,600 people in England and Wales” will have to surrender their British passports to police until the end of the European Championships, the British Home Office said on Tuesday.

Violators face heavy fines and even prison terms

The ministry added that anyone who does not comply with the request during the European football championship (from June 14 to July 14) or tries to travel to Germany or one of its neighboring countries will face “severe fines” or up to six months in prison.

The British government has for years resorted to travel bans on what it considers “violent” or disruptive football fans. Such restrictions also occurred in the World Cup to be held in Qatar.