Under public pressure, the New Zealand government was forced to take a partial opening of borders. That will allow to enter the country members of the teams participating in the America’s Cup.
We will remind, with what all has begun. So as early as possible to start training at the venue of the Cup (it will be held next spring), American team with American Magic decided to send their Defiant АС75 in New Zealand already the end of may. To arrive in Auckland cargo ship boat on deck should June 20.
And then there was a problem. Because it turned out that the boat will arrive, and the team itself – no. And no one knows when will arrive. The fact that the New Zealand government, led by Asindi Arder (that’s her you see in the photo beside the America’s Cup) in a categorical form refused to open for anyone borders to enter the country closed as a measure of combating coronavirus. And stressed that to do so in the near future is not going to.
There was a scandal. The Americans were offended and accused the new Zealanders in a hostile to major allies and along with unsportsmanlike behavior. New Zealanders, for their part, have long pretended that all these accusations on them no impression does not produce.
But the water, you know, wears away the stone. Under public pressure, the government of Asindi Arder was forced to soften its position and allowed the entry of “a number of specially needed workers”. Including those who have the attitude of “the America’s Cup. American Magic may refer to the New Zealand team a total population of 102, and 104 members of their families. While the British INEOS Team UK won the right to send 86 people, and with them the 128 family members and even one nanny.
All’s well that ends well. When the 20 June boat АС75 Defiant will arrive in Auckland, it will be someone to meet.arderconcessionsjasinda