For a country to host a world or continental championship event this season, the UIM has added new requirements.
Drivers, teams and travelling officials will have to be able to enter a host nation without the need for restrictions or quarantine upon arrival.
The international federation for powerboat racing does however accept that a valid negative PCR test may be required, and this does not fall under their category of ‘restriction’.
National Authority’s that intend to hold a world or continental championship will need to confirm with the UIM no later than 60 days prior to the event.
Furthermore, the organiser must be able to guarantee that there will be unrestricted entry to the country and access to the venue.
The UIM are upbeat about the prospects of international events being staged:
With the vaccination campaign getting underway worldwide, there is realistic expectation that we should soon be able to resume our activities, including international travels, which are essential for athletes and officials to participate and officiate in World and Continental Championships.