• Home
  • Topics
  • Key UK Travel & Immigration Rules For The Sports Industry During Covid-19

Key UK Travel & Immigration Rules For The Sports Industry During Covid-19

Key UK Travel & Immigration Rules For The Sports Industry During Covid-19
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 By Shannon Donnelly, Jennifer Connolly

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sports industry was one of the first to move its people around the world, with sporting events often a test case for further easing measures. Now with varying levels of easing globally, we are seeing more events take place within the context of restricted travel including most recently the UEFA European Football Championship, the British Grand Prix and Wimbledon. It is a constantly changing landscape making managing and travelling to large international events a challenge for sporting professionals and those who work in the industry.

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was necessary to partner with government authorities to create bespoke exceptions for sporting professionals and supporting individuals. While more formal procedures are now in place, the goal posts are moving on a sometimes-daily basis, so it is important to keep up with the changes in addition to the more traditional visa requirements. With post-Brexit immigration measures taking effect at the start of 2021, there is further complexity to factor in here.

Although wide-ranging entry restrictions have been steadily decreasing, most countries still have partial bans for some foreign nationals (sometimes even excluding residents of the destination country) based on outbreaks. There are still many varied “quarantine upon-entry” requirements across the world. In some countries, proof of negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination and/or health certificate rules have started to replace strict quarantine requirements. Additionally, on-arrival health questionnaires and health assessments have become common pre-boarding requirements for international flights.

This article provides key considerations for the sport industry relating to travel to the UK.  Specifically, it looks at:

Continue reading this article...

Register with your email and password
Already a member? Sign in

Get access to all of the expert analysis and commentary at LawInSport including articles, webinars, conference videos and podcast transcripts.  Find out more here.

Related Articles

About the Author

Jennifer Connolly

Jennifer Connolly

Jennifer is an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and is a member of the firm’s immigration and global mobility team. Jennifer advises businesses of all sizes from a range of sectors on corporate immigration issues and provides legal and strategic advice related to the movement of global talent, global immigration policies, and compliance best practices.

Shannon Donnelly

Shannon Donnelly

Shannon Donnelly is a partner at  Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.  As a senior member of the firm’s immigration and global mobility team, Shannon Donnelly counsels clients on global corporate immigration issues and provides legal and strategic advice related to the movement of global talent, global immigration policies, and compliance best practices. Shannon works with clients to facilitate the mobility of key foreign executives and managers, specialized knowledge, and professional employees. This includes regular work with global employers to help manage business traveler programs, coordinate counsel on immigration, tax, employment requirements of remote work, and compliance with right to work provisions globally.

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.

Courses

Legal Advisors

Upcoming Events

There are no up-coming events

Copyright © LawInSport Limited 2010 - 2021. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. The information provided here was accurate as of the day it was posted; however, the law may have changed since that date. This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.