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England vs Iceland Soccer in doubt

Due to travel ban on Denmark visitors over Covid-19
Raheem Sterling scored a penalty as England beat Iceland 1-0 in Reykjavik in September
Raheem Sterling scored a penalty as England beat Iceland 1-0 in Reykjavik in September

England’s Nations Football League match against Iceland is in doubt because of the UK government’s new travel ban on non-UK visitors coming from Denmark.

The restrictions relate to concerns over a new coronavirus strain that has spread from mink to humans.

Iceland are set to play Denmark in Copenhagen three days before facing England at Wembley on 18 November.

“Unlike other travel to the UK, there will be no exemptions to this quarantine policy,” the guidance says.

Since June, elite sportspeople have been exempt from coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

The Football Association is awaiting clarification from the government. The latest rules, which took effect at 04:00 GMT on Saturday, will be reviewed after a week, the Department For Transport said.

European football governing body Uefa’s coronavirus protocols state that international matches allow for a game to be rescheduled at a date fixed by Uefa, or to be played in a neutral venue if necessary.

BBC Sport has been told rescheduling is not an option. Uefa is understood to be studying the matter.

Under the new rules, UK citizens and visa holders can return from Denmark - but will have to isolate along with all members of their household for 14 days. (BCC)