LA QUINTA, Calif. – Because the nation welcomed a brand new administration into the White Home this week, the PGA Tour is bracing for elevated worldwide journey restrictions for gamers and caddies.
In a memo despatched to gamers, the Tour outlines an govt order signed on Friday by President Joe Biden “that will have an effect on vacationers coming from worldwide areas.” The order requests some businesses create pointers to implement the Heart for Illness Management’s suggestions on self-quarantine/isolation upon entry into the USA.
The present CDC pointers suggest these touring to the U.S. to “keep house” for seven days if they’re given a COVID-19 check inside three to 5 days of arrival.
“The manager order doesn’t state with specificity when this dedication by the federal government businesses will probably be made, however states it must be carried out promptly,” the memo reads.
The memo additionally informs gamers that beginning subsequent week these touring to the U.S. will probably be required to supply a adverse coronavirus check inside 72 hours of boarding their flight.
Final July the White Home introduced worldwide gamers and caddies could be allowed to journey and compete within the U.S. directly as a result of there have been thought of “important personnel.” These gamers and caddies have been exempt from the 14-day quarantine interval that was in place as a result of they have been topic to the circuit’s “COVID-19 testing and screening by way of the Tour’s rigorous well being and security protocols.”
That waiver had turn into a vital a part of journey for a lot of worldwide gamers like Rory McIlroy who plans to go away Abu Dhabi, the place he’s main the European Tour occasion, on Sunday and journey to southern California to play subsequent week’s Farmers Insurance coverage Open.