Boost for Premier League clubs as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are removed from the UK’s red list

Boost for Premier League clubs as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are removed from the British red list meaning stars like Edinson Cavani will no longer have to be quarantined on their return from internationals

  • Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have been removed from the UK’s red list
  • South American players from those countries no longer need to be quarantined
  • Players from Colombia and Brazil must be quarantined after the internationals


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A number of Premier League clubs have been given a boost, with their South American players no longer being quarantined when they return to England following changes to the British red list.

Aston Villa’s Emi Martinez, Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani and Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron will not have to endure the 10 days in isolation.

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are among the countries removed from the red list, which has now been reduced to seven countries.

Edinson Cavani no longer needs to go into quarantine on his return from international service with Uruguay

Following an exemption introduced before the international break, players visiting red-listed countries were required to spend 10 days in custom quarantine once they returned to England, provided they had been fully vaccinated.

As part of the agreement, they are only allowed outside to train and play. But those who have benefited from the red list changes now have no such restrictions on their freedom of movement and can stay at home.

Colombia remains on the list, meaning Spurs’ Davinson Sanchez and Everton’s Yerry Mina will still have to quarantine, as will Brighton’s Ecuadorian youngster Jeremy Sarmiento.

After playing their first qualifier in Colombia, the Brazilian players who return this weekend will also have to quarantine, despite their country also coming off the list.

Emiliano Martinez no longer needs to isolate after Argentinian is removed from British red list

Emiliano Martinez no longer needs to isolate after Argentinian is removed from British red list

Paraguay was also taken off the list, meaning Miguel Almiron doesn't have to go into quarantine

Paraguay was also taken off the list, meaning Miguel Almiron doesn't have to go into quarantine

Argentina, Uraguay and Paraguay have been removed from the British Red List, meaning players like Emiliano Martinez and Miguel Almiron don’t have to isolate themselves

Players like Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero can return for free and stay at home

Players like Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero can return for free and stay at home

Players like Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero can return for free and stay at home

Nine Premier League players are part of Brazil’s squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers.

Top flying clubs expected their players to be back in the country this weekend in time for the Premier League resumption.

The Spurs, for example, are planning to fly their South American quartet, including Brazilian defender Emerson Royal, back on a private jet ahead of Sunday’s trip to newly acquired Newcastle.

While the final qualifying round takes place on Thursday evening and Friday morning UK time, the involvement of all players who went to South America in this weekend’s matches remains questionable, with individual judgments to determine whether or not they play.



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