LA QUINTA, California – Because the nation welcomes a brand new White Home administration this week, the PGA Tour is stepping up elevated worldwide restrictions on gamers and caddies.
In a memo despatched to gamers, the Tour describes an govt order signed on Friday by President Joe Biden “that would have an effect on vacationers coming from worldwide places.” The order requests that sure authorities create pointers for implementing the Heart for Illness Management’s suggestions on self-quarantine / isolation upon entry into america.
The present CDC pointers suggest that these touring to america “keep residence” for seven days in the event that they obtain a COVID-19 check inside three to 5 days of arrival.
“The manager regulation doesn’t specify when this choice shall be made by authorities businesses, however states that it must be carried out instantly,” the memo stated.
The memo additionally informs gamers that from subsequent week, these touring to america should present a unfavorable coronavirus check inside 72 hours of boarding.
In July final yr, the White Home introduced that worldwide gamers and caddies can be allowed to journey and compete in america immediately as a result of it was thought-about “needed workers.” These gamers and caddies have been exempted from the 14-day quarantine interval that existed as a result of they have been topic to the circuit’s “COVID-19 testing and screening by the Tour’s strict well being and security protocols.”
That exception had grow to be an vital a part of the journey for a lot of worldwide gamers comparable to Rory McIlroy, who plans to depart Abu Dhabi, the place he leads the European Tour occasion, on Sunday and journey to Southern California to play subsequent week’s Farmers Insurance coverage Open.