Fans gather in Leicester Square after Englands victory in the UEFA Euro 2020 v Germany (Image: Guy Bell/REX/Shutterstock)
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England fans tempted to travel to Rome to watch the Three Lions take on Ukraine have been urged to stay at home by Downing Street.
Gareth Southgate's team made history on Tuesday with their first knockout win over Germany for 55 years.
Now Captain Harry Kane is getting ready to lead England's charge against their Eastern European rivals in the Euro 2020 quarter finals in Rome.
But Boris Johnson's official spokesman has urged excited fans to watch the action from home as Italy remained on the amber list of countries which Brits should not visit.
Meanwhile, Italy's government has effectively banned fans from the match after the country imposed a five-day quarantine restriction on British visitors.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “People should not be travelling to amber list countries.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on June 29, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
“Obviously we appreciate how fans will want to do everything possible to support the England team but we do need to balance that against the need to protect public health.
“We would urge everyone to comply with the guidelines and rules that we have in place.”
Meanwhile, Italian authorities are reportedly looking at tightening their border controls to stop Brits' skirting around the rules.
No10 also insisted no government ministers would be jetting to Stadio Olimpico.
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Speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning, business minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan called on England fans to "watch from home and to cheer on the team as loudly as you can".
"Obviously it is very difficult not to smile just to see all those wonderful flags waving, it just makes you so proud of our team doing so well last night," she said.
"But really, the ask is to watch from home and to cheer on the team as loudly as you can.
"I think the challenge is can they hear us from Rome? And I'm sure we'll take up that opportunity to be as supportive as we can of our amazing England team."