The United States will allow foreign athletes to enter the country, despite a ban imposed by the COVID-19 coronavirus wave. This was announced by Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe.
In March, US President Donald Trump closed the country’s borders.
“In today’s environment and the current situation, Americans need their sports. It’s time to reopen the economy and allow our professional athletes to work,” Wolfe said in a statement.
President Trump’s administration is pushing for a recovery in the US economy after drastic measures to combat the pandemic. The crisis has led to record unemployment and tens of millions left without income.
The statement of the Department of Homeland Security also states that the lifting of the ban also applies to the spouses of professional athletes, as well as their support staff. The sports for which this applies are the baseball league, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s Basketball League (WNBA), the Professional Golf Association (PGA), the National Hockey League (NHL), the tennis tournaments organized by the Professional Tennis Association. ) as well as those in the women ‘s chain (WTA).