The individual invitations sent out to 19 competitors of 2nd round. 61 pilots and 4 medalists filled the entry form and paid the entry fee in 1st round. You may follow the entries status here.
The 1st round deadline of 22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship was 28th April, 23:59.
65 pilots made complete entry in 1st round, including 4 medalist and 61 other competitors from 22 countries. The organisers will send out invitations for 19 more pilots in 2nd round at 3rd May 2021.
The Organisers don’t want to cancel the event. If we need the postpone it then we will following the SC regulations about the entry fees, same as in case of Covid situations too. The final decision of “Go / No go” is 30th June.
All pilots will get their entry fee full refund minus transaction fee if they withdraw more then 60 days of the start of the event. This reduces to 50% between 60 and 45 days.
However due to Covid you have agreed with the organisers that the full entry fee will be refunded minus transaction fee if the cancellation between 60 and 30 days is due to valid Covid reason e.g. government prevents travel, a country that you need to travel though to get to the event prevents transit, the host country denies entry, the pilot develops Covid.
All these case the pilots shall produce the evidence of valid reason to the event organisers.
The Organisers received the acceptance of Armenia out of date but they became to FAI member after the official invitation of NACs sent out.
The Organisers are willing to accommodate Armenia, and an entry invitation will be sent after the second round entries have been allocated.
The organizer is the Szegedi Közlekedési Társaság (SZKT) which is a City Government’s company. The SZKT operate the public electric transportation (trams and trolleys), the Szeged Airport (LHUD) and parking system of the city. They have approved safety regulations, protocols and facilities, including COVID related situations.
The LHUD is open to the public use towered airport (not aerodrome only) within EASA’s scope. The Competition Center and briefings will be in the airport where these regulations should be apply but the main activity will be the 22nd FAI Hot Air Balloon European Championship 2021.
The organizer will send personal invitation to all participants to the sporting event which will give special dispensation if within 3 days prior to the sporting event, performed once, in accordance with health professional rules Hungarian or English containing the results of an appropriate molecular biological test – SARS-CoV-2 PCR test certifies that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detected in.
This regulation applied from 1st September 2020 and we organized the pre-Europeans without any problems in last year. Still no need quarantine under this rule.
The COVID situation is improving. The terrace of restaurant, pubs, etc. will open for everybody tomorrow and more opening will come for the vaccinated people in next weeks. Hungary has open borders and good national vaccine uptake
We have open borders and good national vaccine uptake.
Hungary will be hosted some 1st round football matches of UEFA European Championship in June too.
We will keep informed you here. Don’t forget to take care for the deadlines. You may follow the countdown in top right.
The COVID-19 situation is hard in Europe but hope this very soon will improve. Check the border crossing and vaccine uptake information on link below.
Persons participating in an international sports event entitled to the same rights as Hungarian citizens
Good national vaccine uptake
The organizers will try to give all necessary help for participants for border crossing when will came the time.
Budapest will host matches of Football European Championship in June. Will monitoring these in this COVID-19 situation.
Stay healthy and Szeged is waiting with safe an event.
The deadline for NACs to send the acceptance with nominations was 25th February. 24 countries nominated 67 pilots + 4 medal holders, total 71 competitors in 1st round.
The nominated pilots published here. The individual invitation to Competitors will be sent at 1st March.
This is the official website of 22nd FAI Hot Air Balloon European Championship 2021.
We will publish all official information here. The schedule of invitation:
- Start to send out the invitation to NACs at 15th January.
- Deadline for NACs to send nominations is 25th February.
- Individual invitation to Competitors will be sent on 1st March.
- 1st round deadline for Competitors’ application and entry fee is 28th April.
- 2nd round start 3rd of May.
- 2nd round deadline for Competitors’ application and entry fee 31st of May.