The British government has confirmed that Real Madrid is released from the mandatory 15-day quarantine for citizens from Spain to play in the Champions League round of 16 game against Manchester City on 7 August at the Eithad Stadium.

On Saturday, the United Kingdom announced that it excluded Spain from the list of safe quarantine-free countries, forcing British tourists and other travelers from Spanish territory to be isolated for two weeks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government made the decision after Spain recorded an increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

However, the measure does not apply to Real Madrid, as confirmed by the British government’s Ministry of Internet, Culture, Media, and Sport. This is because, according to a government decree published in early July, certain sporting events, such as the Champions League matches, would be released from quarantine. Maintaining the measure prevented UEFA from having to seek solutions for the confrontation.