Clubs Cardiff, Scarlets and Munster are at risk of being quarantined and their meetings disrupted as they are stranded in South Africa.
The two Welsh clubs are unlikely to beat the Sunday deadline set by the UK government for travelers from South Africa to avoid hotel quarantine. Cardiff and Scarlett said they had tried to charter a return flight on Friday, but Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority refused to allow them.
Cardiff said thatTheir players were still in a good mood at their base in Cape Town and efforts continued to bring them back.“. Scarlett clarified that “His players had tested negative but were following strict COVID-19 protocols,
Munster players will have to isolate themselves at home for 10 days after returning to Ireland, where quarantine rules are less restrictive, but all three teams face a contagion effect in their schedules. Actually, they have matches for the European Rugby Champions Cup to be held on 11 and 12 December, which will put their players in danger if they are quarantined for 10 days.
Cardiff will host defending Toulouse on 11 December, Scarlett will move to the Bristol Bears on the same day and Munster will play against the Wasps on 12 December. ,The first priority is to start the process, then we have to face the consequences.Scarlett president Simon Muderack said.
Direct flights between South Africa and the UK were halted on Friday and passengers arriving from southern Africa into the UK and European countries were subject to heavy quarantine restrictions.
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