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Coronavirus Event Update 13 March 2020 (Updated)

Following the recent increased provisions around the world to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please find a new update below on Skateboarding Olympic Qualification Events planned before the end of April 2020.

SLS - STREET PRO TOUR - LAS VEGAS (USA)

Date: 24-29 March 2020

Current COVID-19 confirmed cases: 1039

CDC Risk Assessment:Risk of limited community transmission (1 of 4)

Travel restrictions

Foreign nationals (other than the immediate family of US citizens, permanent residents, and flight crew) who have been in China within 14 days of their arrival will be denied entry into the United States. US citizens who have been in Hubei province within 14 days of their return will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine. 

On 2 March, the US extended its entry ban to foreign travelers who have traveled to Iran within 14 days of their arrival in the US.

Reference websitehttps://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening#USA

Considering this extended travel ban, the number of countries involved, and the short amount of time between this announcement and the event, it is impossible to guarantee the universal participation of athletes from around the globe. 

Under these circumstances, World Skate and the organizer, have decided to cancel the event.

LIMA OPEN - STREET & PARK 5 STAR EVENT - LIMA (PERU)

Date: 5- 11 April 2020

Current COVID-19 confirmed cases: 22

CDC Risk Assessment  Level for COVID-19: Risk of limited community transmission (1 of 4)

 

Travel restrictions: The ministry of transport and communication has suspended flights between Perù, Europe and Asia. The travel ban will be in place for thirty (30) calendar days from March 16, 2020.

Reference website: https://www.gob.pe/institucion/mtc/normas-legales/460239-008-2020-mtc 

Considering the various global travel restrictions and the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, World Skate and the local authorities have decided to suspend the event. A new date for the event will be set and released soon, together with more information about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System. 

RIZIN ARK LEAGUE - STREET 5 STAR EVENT - SAMUKAWA (JAPAN)

Date: 21- 26 April 2020

Current COVID-19 confirmed cases: 639

CDC Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19:  Sustained (ongoing) community transmission (2 of 4)

Travel restrictions 

  • China: Hubei province and Zhejiang province
  • South Korea: Daegu Metropolitan City, as well as Cheongdo, Gyeongsan, Andong, Yeongcheon, Chilgok, Uiseong, Seongju, Gunwi (all North Gyeongsang Province)
  • Iran: Alborz, Isfahan, Gazvin, Golestan, Semnan, Mazandaran, Marqazi, Lolestan, Qom city, Tehran and Gilan
  • Italy: Lombardia, Veneto/Emilia-Romagna/Marche/Piemonte
  • San Marino: all regions

Holders of Chinese passports issued in Hubei or Zhejiang provinces are also denied entry. For the period of 9-31 March, travelers, including Japanese nationals, arriving from China (including Hong Kong and Macao) and South Korea will be requested to stay at a designated facility for 14 days.

Reference website:

https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening#JPN

World Skate is currently assessing with the Local Organizer the impact of the new provisions on the event, and the ability for athletes to enter the country, practice and compete. Further communication will be released as soon as possible.

SLS - STREET PRO TOUR - BEIJING (CHINA)

Date: 28 April - 3 May 2020

Current COVID-19 confirmed cases: 80932

CDC Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19:  Widespread sustained (ongoing) transmission (4 of 4)

Travel restrictions: 

All passengers arriving at PEK must self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers arriving from Iran, Italy, Japan or Korea (Rep.) and traveling to Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN) or Shanghai (PVG) are subject to quarantine for 14 days. 

Reference website: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

Because of the various global travel restrictions and the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, World Skate and the organizer, have decided to cancel the event.

USEFUL RESOURCES

The World Health Organization (WHO) works with all countries to collect data in order to communicate official, reliable information. We suggest familiarizing yourself with their organization as a source for information on this global public health problem. Here you will find information for international travel in relation to COVID-19 outbreak. 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

You are able to follow an interactive map with COVID-19 situation here:

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd

Official Peruvian Health Authorities information (Spanish only): https://www.gob.pe/

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) through the website IATA Travel Centre provide a detailed listing of worldwide travel restriction provisions: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

This useful document released by IATA  that provides a briefing and FAQ related to cabin air quality – Risk of communicable diseases transmission while flying: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/f1163430bba94512a583eb6d6b24aa56/cabin-air-quality.pdf

Another useful source of information regarding travel restriction can be consulted at this address:

https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening#internal