President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on simplification of visa procedures for foreigners and stateless persons who arrive to Azerbaijan in relation to the final leg of European football championship among boys under 17 years old.
According to the document, those arriving to take part in championship will be able to obtain entry visas to Azerbaijan upon arrival in all international airports of the country.
The basis for obtaining visas at simplified procedure are:
- an official letter of invitation of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA);
- a document confirming the accreditation in accordance with the relevant rules of UEFA;
- original tickets or confirmation of ticket purchase to the final stage games of the European Football Championship among juniors up to 17 years.
The simplified procedure will be valid from April 1 to June 1, 2016. The members of delegations and the teams participating in the final stage of the European Championship will be able to enter Azerbaijan at simplified procedures from 20 April to 25 May. Accredited journalists and ticket holders will be able to get visas from 1st to 25th May.
The final stage of the FIFA U-17 15th European Championship will be held in Baku from 5 to 21 May. The European Championship will be attended by 16 teams, which will be split into 4 groups. Teams gaining 1-2 places in the groups will continue to fight for the cup. The winner will be determined in the final game.
Matches will be held on 4 stadiums - Olympic Stadium Baku, «Bakcell arena", "Dalga arena" and the stadium named after Tofig Ismayilov in Surakhani settlement.
As a host side Azerbaijani team won the right to participate in the European Championship without participation in the qualifying round. The remaining 15 participants of the championship will be selected during the qualifying round.