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/ Situation 16th May/
The COVID-19 virus epidemic situation is slowly getting better in the world.
Every fancier in the world would like to start the season.
All the federations are preparing new plans for the season, the leaders have a big responsibility.The FCI collected as must as possible information about the actual situation in the different countries in Europe.
You find this information hereunder.
If FCI receives new information, we will refresh the information immediately on our website.
|Country||Organization in own country||Releease in foreign country||Foreign Federation|
|Albania||Yes, from end of June||15th June from Coratia||Yes, from 15th June|
|Austria||Yes, 2nd May||With medical certificates in Austria and Germany||Yes, with the right papers|
|Argentina||No races, only individual trainings||Not relevant||Not relevant|
|Belgium||Yes, from 13th of June||Yes from France||Yes|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||Yes||Waiting for the permission from Croatia and Serbia||No|
|Bulgaria||No information||No information||No information|
|Chile||Now home training, and 30 days after the end of the quarantine||No||No|
|China||Yes, trainings and races||No information||No information|
|Croatia||Yes||We are not sure, we are still waiting for an official answer||Probably yes|
|Czech Republic||Yes, 2nd May||From Slovakia have crossed the border without any problems and the pigeons have been already let out.||Yes, but see, the website of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs|
|Denmark||No information||No information||No information|
|Ecuador*||No races yet||No, the borders closed||Maybe Columbia, if the borders will be open|
|France||Yes, 16th May||Not yet||The border countries yes if the country of origin allows it.|
|Great-Britain||Only allowed in England with other parts of the UK still in lock down. Maybe racing is possible from June||From June?||From June?|
|Germany||Yes||Yes, from France||The borders are open, pigeons can be released in Germany, but we need to know in advance which federations want to release|
|Greece||No information||No information||No information|
|India||Racing season is from Jan to April||Yes, only in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka||It depends on which foreign country|
|Iran*||The season is over||No||No|
|Iraq*||The season is over||No||No|
|Ireland||No information||No information||No information|
|Italy||4th May training some regions 25th May training all country 1st of June races||No||Not before 15th June|
|Hungary||4th May trainings 18th May races||Yes, Austria, Czech, Slovakia||Probably yes, if these are out of Avian flu areas|
|Kosovo||29th May races||End of June Albania and Greece||Yes|
|Latvia||No information||No information||No information|
|Lithuania||Yes, races from 9th of June||Yes from Latvia, Estonia and Poland||Yes|
|Luxembourg||No information||No information||No information|
|Malta||Races from 1st of November||No||No|
|Moldova||No information||No information||No information|
|Montenegro||No||Waiting for premission from Serbia||No|
|Netherland||Yes, only training. No competition is allowed until September 1st||Yes in Germany and France||NO. At the moment we are not allowing|
|North-Macedonia||No||From end of July from Greece||No|
|Poland||Yes, 9th May trainings and races||From 12th of June||From 12th of June|
|Portugal||Yes, only trainings||No||Perhaps|
|Romania||20th May||Yes, from Hungary||No information|
|Russia||Yes, races from 31st of May||No||No|
|Serbia||Yes,short and middle disatnce races||Borders are closed again||Borders are closed again|
|Slovakia||Yes||Yes, from Czech||Czech-Republic, Hungary ok. Poland – problems at the border|
|Slovenia||Yes||Yes||The borders are open for the EU countries|
|Spain||No information||No information||No information|
|South Africa||Not yet: different regional regulations||No||No|
|Sweden||No information||No information||No information|
|Switzerland||Yes, races from 16th May||Yes, France, Germany||Next week more info about the borders|
|Ukraine||Yes, from 11th of May||No||No|
* – Applicant country
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Delivery of the pigeons: 01 April – 30 June
Dear Sport -Friends!
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a strange situation also in the pigeon sport.
In the last 6 month the most important task was to save the life of the people everywhere in the world. Each continent, each country makes a big effort to stop the virus. We can see that we are on the good way, but we understand, it is not finished because we don’t have a vaccine yet.
In these circumstances the pigeon sport suffers a severe loss everywhere in the world. The fanciers had no races anywhere, we didn’t have a chance to organize or have races. Meanwhile several national federations started the season, training and competition flights in May and in June; other federations can only organize training flights.
The Committee Director of FCI is aware that the measures taken due to the COVID-19 virus have a major impact on the 2020 race season and that not everyone will have the equal sporting opportunities.
This is the reason why the Committee Director of FCI has decided to postpone the XXXVII Olympiad
to January 2022 in Romania.
We are convinced that everyone will understand the necessity of this decision.
– FCI World Championship final race will take place on September 30, 2020 in Arad, Romania
– FCI European Championship final race will take place on October 24, 2020 in Mira, Portugal.
– FCI World Best Pigeon 2020 will be organized, based on the rankings of the races 2020.
– FCI Grand Prix races 2020 – will be organized in 2020 – see website:
Now the FCI leadership and the leaders of the national federations need to reorganize a post COVID-19 pigeon sport; we need to find out how we can return to the traditional way of the pigeon sport.
The virus and the pandemic made us realize, that we aren’t alone, that we support each other!
The solidarity in our sport between the fanciers is very important!
Have a good fly in 2020!
The COVID-19 virus epidemic situation coming worst everywhere in the world. Nobody knows, where is the end, how long this extraordinary period will last. In a lot of places in the world, the fanciers would like to start the season. The leaders of all federations need to be prepared, they have a big responsibility! Everyone has his own task in this situation.
The FCI strongly suggest to follow this advice in pigeon sport as well:
1. Wash your hands often.
2. Avoid getting close to people affected by acute respiratory infections.
3. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands.
4. If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose.
5. Clean surfaces with disinfectants based on chlorine or alcohol.
6. Pets don’t spread the coronavirus.
7. Avoid gatherings as much as possible.
8. The basketing responsible must use the mask and gloves.
9. The basketing responsible must enforce the minimum distance of 1 meter between the fanciers.
10. The basketing operations, where it is possible, would be best done outdoors.
11. Prepare the necessary pigeon food orders in advance.
Please be careful, take care, help each other!