Young Boys granted 'special permit' to face Man Utd at Old Trafford without quarantine

By Sports Desk December 01, 2021

Young Boys have been granted a "special permit" allowing them to face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League next Wednesday.

Switzerland have imposed a new 10-day quarantine period for those returning from the United Kingdom, sparking concerns that Young Boys' clash with United would have to take place elsewhere.

However, the Swiss champions have now received permission from the Canton of Bern to travel to and from England without any COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Young Boys announced the news confirming their trip to Manchester will go ahead as planned via a statement on the club's official website on Wednesday.

"BSC Young Boys has received a special permit from the Canton of Bern for away games in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Youth League," the statement read.

"This means that the players and staff of the teams do not have to be in ten-day quarantine after returning from the UEFA Champions League game against Manchester United on Wednesday, December 8.

"This would have meant that the Swiss champions would not have been able to play their games against Sion (December 12) and Basel (December 15) and would also have played the last game of the year on December 19 in Lugano, coming straight out of quarantine.

"The BSC Young Boys points out that the players and staff will be in a bubble strictly separated from the environment [between] Tuesday, 7 December from the departure at the Wankdorf Stadium via the charter flight to Manchester until the return journey on Thursday, 9 December.

"This concept has already proven its worth on the five European trips to the away games so far this season.

"The BSC YB would like to thank the Canton of Bern for its flexibility and the exemption and will do everything in its power to continue to serve as a role model."

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