The health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans remain the top of the FIVB & CEV priority and to achieve this goal, a number of documents have been developed including the CEV Competitions Hygiene Guidelines and the CEV Hygiene Guidelines – Beach Volleyball Specifications, as well as FIVB guidelines. These documents are complementing each other and should be both carefully followed for a proper event delivery.
Further to above, it is important for all participants to study the below points carefully
Covid-19 test certificate
Please take note that all Athletes & accredited delegation members must have a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate issued prior to their travel yet no later than 72 hours before the respective Preliminary Inquiry they attend.
Travel Restrictions (constantly updated)
The information regarding travel restrictions to Bulgaria is available in the following link: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm
In case your country is not on the list of countries that are eligible to enter Bulgaria, please request your entry permit document to Bulgaria latest by three weeks prior to the tournament from the organisers. This document will enable you an entry to Bulgaria for the duration of the tournament. A fully signed scanned copy of the document is going to be sent via email to the athletes. For such requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (please only request the entry permit document in case your country is NOT eligible to enter Bulgaria due to Covid restrictions).
Specific Hygiene Protocols Implemented at the event
An Event Specific Hygiene Guidelines will be developed and added both as an annex to the Events' Regulations document and on the CEV event website in the Useful Documents section. They should be carefully reviewed and properly applied by all participants before, during and after the entire process in line with the respective requirements and recommendations applied by the National Authorities and the competition amended protocols.
A Waiver document is an Appendix to the Events' Regulations document which should be signed by all Team Delegation Members and provided during the Preliminary Inquiry.
As stated in the Waiver document, any person diagnosed with Covid-19 infection after will take over all medical & accommodation expenses
Withdrawal due to Travel Restrictions
Considering the changing environment and the constantly updating travel restrictions imposed by National Authorities across the world, the FIVB and CEV have decided to waive any sanctions to withdrawals due to such restrictions up to the last minute withdrawal stage of the competition.
World Ranking Points
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the FIVB Ranking System had been frozen since 16th March 2020 and has been reopened following the World Tour 4-star event in Qatar on 8-12 March 2021.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the frozen of FIVB Ranking system, it was decided that once the FIVB Ranking system reopens, the calculation date window will be extended from 365 days to 365 + number of days that the ranking has been frozen, while the respective methodology for entry and seeding points will remain as per the Sports Regulations.
The awarding of the FIVB World Ranking points will be applied for this event as per the Sports Regulations, in case a fair access to all eligible and registered to participate athletes is ensured and will be confirmed after the issuing of the confirmed lists.