Organisers of January’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon have said only fans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have proof of a negative test in the run-up to a game can attend.
“The government has devised an elaborate special sanitary anti-Covid protocol for the Nations Cup,” a joint statement from Cameroon’s government and football association (Fecafoot), as well as the Confederation of African Football (Caf) said.
“Supporters can only access stadiums for Nations Cup matches if they are fully vaccinated and present a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a negative lateral flow test within 24 hours.
“Health authorities will take all necessary measures to facilitate vaccinations and Covid tests on all sites during the competition.”
The tournament has been re-confirmed as going ahead between January 9 and February 6, with twenty-four teams set to take part.
The Nations Cup, which has been delayed a year because of the pandemic, will be played in five venues across Cameroon, including the capital Yaounde.
According to figures from Our World in Data, only 2% of Cameroon is fully at present vaccinated.