International Event Entry Process
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted international travel. The New Zealand Government currently recommends that New Zealanders do not travel overseas, but New Zealanders are not prevented from doing so. Despite the international pandemic, professional and high-performance athletes and teams have a number of motivations for travelling overseas to train or compete in international competitions.
Cycling New Zealand continues to regularly review and update its current position with regard to attending international events and/or endorsing international event entries. In recognising this, it is also important to note the duty of care and obligations that Cycling New Zealand (CNZ) have when attending or endorsing any international event entries of which it has entry jurisdiction.
As part of the current Position Statement, CNZ has established the International Event Entry Process (IEEP) which aims to ensure riders and their families are fully informed of the risks of traveling at this time, prior to participating in events overseas. The IEEP also seeks to assist CNZ in fulfilling their health, safety, and wellbeing obligations.
16/10/2021 - REVIEW
To ensure that the current response continues to be appropriate and that it reflects the current Covid-19 environment and associated risks, Cycling New Zealand has undertaken a review of the Individual Event Entry (IEEP) process. The review process took into consideration the factors including CNZ's duty of care, the current global pandemic environment (including domestic and global vaccination programmes), NZ Government advice on travel and from our independent risk assessor as well as rider feedback and key learnings from the past few months.
While we have identified some areas to address, the overarching intent and guiding principles of the IEEP will remain.
Click here to read the review with any changes implemented from 1/1/2022.
Below is the current process that is effective until 31/12/2021.