Sep 22 updates:
Original vaccine card to fly: Brian Wolff, CIA Vice Secretary, notes that an ORIGINAL COVID card or a govt. approved vaccine app (some states have; others do not) is required. He ran into this hurdle trying to fly over and was carrying a photo copy of his card because he didn't want to lose the actual card. THE ACTUAL CARD is required.
UK Entry & Testing adjustments starting October 4:
For vaccinated travelers, they are adjusting some requirements.
1) Complete a passenger locator form with 48 hours before arrival
2) book and pay for a post-arrival Coronavirus test to be taken on or before day 2 of the trip. (Note arrival dya is considered day 0 ).
3) Test before flying to UK is no longer required.
4) In UK do the test (see # 2) test by day 2 will now be the easer Antigen or Lateral Flow test with results within 20 minutes. This must be done either at a site or get home kit and drop at a testing site.
5) Day 8 test is no longer required for vaccinated travelers.
6) You will still need to do a test (likely pre-booked/paid) in UK within 3 days of boarding plane to fly home per US govt requirement.
For unvaccinated travelers: Testing pre-flight still required, day 2 and 8 day test in the UK (pre-paid) PLUS 10 days quarantine requirements in the location you indicate on your Passenger Locator Form. Also the pre-return to US test BUT your test must be within 1 DAY before return home per US govt. The UK does offer for £££ a 5 day test pption that reduces the required quarantine period.
The US will begin allowing UK visitors to come to the US in November so flights are beginning to fill.
Lastly, at this moment the US still have the UK on their RED list and recommends not flying. But make your own choice as flights are now opening and travel it permitted.
Following posted by Chelsea FC on September 9 with update on policies for bags and COVID attending games at Stamford Bridge & Kingsmeadow.
Regulation changes for this season mean all supporters visiting our stadiums should be aware of the following information.
The measures were introduced for our men’s team’s opening Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge, meaning those in attendance for that 3-0 win over Crystal Palace may already be aware of some of the regulations, but all supporters should ensure they are familiar with these rules before this Saturday’s match with Aston Villa.
The new regulations for the 2021/22 season also apply to home games for Chelsea Women, who will play in front of fans at Kingsmeadow for the first time since government Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in England, as we look for our first win of the campaign against Everton on Sunday.
It is important that supporters attending those matches at Stamford Bridge and Kingsmeadow this weekend are aware of the regulation changes which have taken place at both venues recently.
Supporters attending our home matches this season will be required to provide evidence they are at low risk of transmitting Covid-19. This is to increase the safety and comfort of our supporters, players and staff as we host large crowds again.
This can be done through:
• proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (with both doses received at least 14 days prior to the match)
• or proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT – from age 11 and over) carried out within 48 hours of the fixture kicking off.
Supporters will be required to wear masks in all indoor areas of the stadiums, including the concourses, except when they are eating or drinking. Masks are not required when seated or walking outside the stadium. We also strongly encourage the use of hand-washing facilities and hand sanitizers which are located throughout Stamford Bridge and Kingsmeadow.
Please understand that these standards apply to all supporters and that anyone who refuses this process will not be permitted to enter.
Bag size restrictions
Chelsea Football Club takes the safety and security of our supporters and colleagues extremely seriously. Together with the police and other partners we continually review our operations to ensure we meet the exacting standards required of venues such as Stamford Bridge and Kingsmeadow.
Please note we have modified our entry conditions in relation to bag sizes and will now apply a strict limit on the size of bags which can be taken into our stadiums.
No bags larger than A4 will be permitted. This equates to 30cm x 20cm x 10cm, about the size of a standard handbag. This will improve security and also reduce congestion during your entry to the site and into the stadium. Please note that due to a lack of space, baggage deposit facilities will not be available so you are strongly advised not to bring any bags to Stamford Bridge or Kingsmeadow.