Dear Judo Family,
On behalf of the Hungarian Judo Association, I would like to welcome each of you to the World Judo Championships 2021 and the Ordinary Congress of IJF. We can be proud that Hungary has already successfully organised a World Championships in 2017, but in this year after the pandemic, we have proven is that no virus can stop us as a judo family or take away our spirit. Despite what we have lost, despite the grief and hardship, we will be stronger and more determined because of this and our event will be organized at the highest level. Over the years, there have been numerous goals in Hungarian Judo, several medals were collected by our World and European Champions. The Hungarian Government has also noticed the success of Hungarian Judo and thanks to this attraction the government has launched a very important support within the framework of Hungarian Judo Sports Development Program. Several results are already enjoyable by number of athletes and more and more modern sport center was built in the near past and further centers are waiting for drafting and establishing. Furthermore, we could strengthen the professional basis and number of athletes has doubled. Today, judo is available in all region of our country, but our aim is to enhance this productivity and with our help more and more hungarian children may get opportunity to make judo sport greater. We expect a sparkling event before the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games and this week will be a very important event for many countries and judoka. The World Championship in Budapest will be a great celebration for sport loving Hungarians, because the best athletes of the judo will be fighting on the tatamis. In addition, we can give all our guests from abroad a warm welcome and show that humility and devotion are the key points to create the most appropriate conditions for the World Championship. We will continue to devote our best efforts to ensure successful organization of the competition. I want to extend my sincere thanks to all those involved for countless hours of preparation and wish good luck for all of us and an enjoyable visit in Hungary.
Dr László TÓTH President Hungarian Judo Association
ANYONE NOT FOLLOWING THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND IJF COVID-19 PROTOCOLS WILL BE REMOVED
FROM THE EVENT AND SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION!
The fundamental principle throughout all IJF events during the Covid-19 era is to Protect and Be Protected by wearing a mask, sanitising, distancing and respecting the recommendations of "the Protocol for resuming IJF events during the Covid-19 pandemic" hereafter referred to as IJF COVID-19 Protocol. All participants have the mutual responsibility to protect each other.
Each National Federation delegation participant (athlete, coach, team official, physiotherapist, doctor President etc.) must have read and understood the latest version of the IJF COVID-19 Protocol which can be found here: covid.ijf.org
Passports must be valid for at least 6 month from the date of arrival. Check if you need a visa, and if yes, request it from the LOC according to the details in the visa section.
Get an entry permission letter for entry to Hungary from LOC.
Upload travel information (arrival and departures) to my.ijf.org
Book accommodation and send a detailed rooming list. Last minute changes can be accommodated whilst the delegation waits on the bus or outside the hotel.
Upload in advance to my.ijf.org and present, on arrival, at least two (2) negative individual medical PCR COVID-19 test certificates (PCR-1 and PCR-2). Please make sure the certificate also has an English version. These PCR tests MUST be made a maximum of eight (8) days before arrival and taken a minimum of 48 hours apart. During this 8-day period you should stay isolated and limit contact with other people as much as possible. If you experience any kind of symptoms do not start to travel (even with two negative PCR tests). The Hungary government requires all arriving participants of World Championships to obtain and present on arrival to Hungary two (2) negative COVID-19 PCR test certificates in Hungarian or in English language. The tests are required to be made a maximum of five (5) days before arrival and 48 hours apart. Airlines may require you to show this on check-in and some airlines require the certificate to be no more than 72 hours before arrival in your destination (please check with your airline).
Upload just before arrival to my.ijf.org an individual Liability Release Waiver (Liab-Waiv) https://78884ca60822a34fb0e6-082b8fd5551e97bc65e327988b444396.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/ up/2021/05/IJF_COVID-19_Protocol_Liabilit-1620205957.pdf and Declaration of Honour (Dec-of-Hon) https://78884ca60822a34fb0e6-082b8fd5551e97bc65e327988b444396.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/ up/2021/05/IJF_COVID-19_Protocol_Declarat-1620205959.pdf on the absence of symptoms for at least 14 days per delegate.
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