Eurovision 2021 will be held with spectators
Viewers will be able to attend the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Rotterdam in 2021. This became possible after the decision of the Dutch authorities to allow large-scale events as part of a trial, the Parlamentskaya Gazeta writes.
As reported by the Netherlands Broadcasting Corporation (NOS), the country's authorities are planning to find out how large events can be safely hosted with an audience. So, at all nine shows within the framework of Eurovision - six rehearsals, two semifinals and the final - a maximum of 3.5 thousand spectators will be able to attend simultaneously. For admission a negative PCR test for coronavirus is required.
The organizers are expected to announce in the coming weeks under what conditions the ticket sales will take place.
At the same time, the Dutch government reserved the right to reconsider the decision if the epidemiological situation in the country begins to deteriorate, the newspaper says.
The 65th Eurovision Song Contest was scheduled from May 12 to May 16, 2020, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The finale of Eurovision-2021 will be held on May 22 in Rotterdam under the same slogan.