Let's look at a number of the logistical challenges and wider implications of the new Olympic and Paralympic 2020 format over the next few weeks, starting with Pre Export Quarantine.
Pre Export Quarantine has not been implemented for any major championship or Games since 2008 for the Beijing Games.
Whilst all of the horses traveling to a Games will already have a high health status and, their movements monitored for a minimum of 60 days before travel there are several nations within the world where they consider the risk of imported disease to be significant. Usually, this is due to their own high status of equine health and relatively low import numbers in terms of equines ( although the import/export of racehorses is increasing)coming to reside or compete in the country.
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