The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has been looking to relax the vaccination rules across Europe as they aim to allow away fans to attend the matches and travel internationally.
The 2021/22 season of the UEFA Champions League kicks off with Bayern Munich facing FC Barcelona and Manchester United facing Young Boys on 14th September.
UEFA stated that “5% of the total allowed stadium capacity will be reserved to fans of the away team, subject to any decision in this respect falling under the responsibility of the relevant competent authorities.”
The European governing body will be looking to allow away fans in matches from the start of the 2021/22 season.
UEFA, however, said that teams must verify the rules in place at national borders before travelling for an away game.
They also said, “This includes checking if the type of vaccination of all individuals of a team delegation is accepted by authorities of the country which they are going to visit for the match.”
The 2021/22 season of the Champions League has fans excited all over the world with fixtures like PSG against Manchester City and Bayern Munich against FC Barcelona right in the group stages.
Defending champions Chelsea will be looking to retain their title for the second year in a row, with many big clubs around Europe aiming to dethrone Chelsea.