3,500 fans may be allowed to attend the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in person in May.
The Dutch government has given permission for the organisers to let in a select number of fans to the Rotterdam Ahoy arena for the annual musical extravaganza.
“We welcome this decision by the Dutch government and the possibility that we can invite fans to join us as we bring the Eurovision Song Contest back in May,” said Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Under the plan, the venue would be half full and fans would need a negative Covid test before being allowed in.
“We will consider the options now available and announce more details in the coming weeks on how we can safely admit audiences to the Ahoy venue in Rotterdam should the situation allow. The health and safety of all those attending the event remains our top priority,” he added.
It’s unlikely, however, that fans from countries outside the Netherlands will be able to attend Eurovision due to international travel restrictions.