The New Zealand Open has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The New Zealand Open has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

organizers New Zealand Open Golf, the Australian PGA Championship circuit, has decided to cancel the event, which was scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 1, 2021 at the Millbrook resort in Queenstown due to uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are very disappointed that we had to make this decision,” the chair of the organizing committee said on Thursday. John Hart, it is a statement.

“But the effects of the pandemic, border closures and the financial risks associated with a possible cancellation later due to any further outbreak of Covid-19 mean we have no alternative but to cancel this event now.”

hart They said they expect up to 300 people from abroad to attend the tournament, but New Zealand has closed its borders to non-citizens returning to their places of habitual residence or permanent residents, and while visitors can apply for an exemption, they must comply with strict conditions which are rarely granted.

All arrivals must also be subject to 14-day isolation and short-term visitors are charged for their stay in government-run facilities.

Cancellation of the New Zealand Open, which was held in the last edition and won by the Australian Brad KennedyThis is followed by the four major golf tournaments in Australia, all scheduled for February.

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