MANCHESTER CITY’S Champions League clash against Real Madrid will be exempt from the new coronavirus quarantine rule.
All travellers from Spain to the UK are subject to a 14-day quarantine period due to a surge in coronavirus cases there.
Pep Guardiola’s side host the LaLiga champions in their last-16 second-leg clash on Friday, August 7.
But Sky Sports say the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have confirmed no such restrictions will be imposed on the Real Madrid squad.
The government say that “exempted individuals will live and work in controlled ‘bubble’ environments behind closed doors”.
This applies to “sports stars, event officials, coaches, medics, mechanics and incoming members of the media”.
City hold a 2-1 lead thanks to second-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne in the first-leg at the Bernabeu on February 26.
Uefa have also confirmed to Sky that their current guidelines remain in place and that “travelling is possible without restrictions for the visiting clubs”.
European football’s governing body had already confirmed games will still be played at original home venues.
For examply, City’s clash against Real will definitely take place at the Etihad.
All last-16 Europa League ties will also be played at their original home grounds.
Spain was added to the government’s list of ‘at-risk’ countries on Saturday evening.
Spanish authorities have warned that the country could be experiencing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus after 922 infections were recorded on Friday.
Latest figures show 28,432 people have died from coronavirus in Spain.