WELCOMING TEAMS TO TROPICAL 7s FROM AROUND THE WORLD
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY AT THE TROPICAL 7s
Tropical 7s was originally conceived as an international youth rugby festival and the number of international teams wishing to play rugby with us in Florida grows year on year. International teams have come from a wide range of countries including New Zealand, England, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, even as far as Zimbabwe. International teams typically account for 30-40% of the competing teams each year, creating a unique melting pot of teams from around the world who can share their rugby culture and unite under the game of rugby! The warm Florida sunshine, excellent accommodation options & travel connections, high quality sports facilities and an amazing range of off-field activities together with a great rugby experience combine to make Tropical 7s one of the most popular rugby tour destinations for players, coaches and parents alike!
NEED SOME HELP WITH YOUR TOUR?
We recognise the incredible amount of planning and financial commitment undertaken by international teams to enable them to travel to play at Tropical 7s. The Tropical 7s team is available to support international teams with various aspects of their tour planning from fund raising ideas, finding accommodation, developing a bespoke tour itinerary, tourism ideas and even restaurant recommendations! Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
We also work with a number of established rugby tour providers in different countries who can offer comprehensive tour packages for travelling teams that includes flights, accommodation, excursions, ground transport as well as your teams's participation in Tropical 7s. Please contact us at email@example.com and we can put you in touch with a reputable tour provider.
PERMISSION TO TOUR LETTERS
International teams are required to provide a PERMISSION TO TOUR letter from their national union. This is standard practice for international rugby tours and is a requirement by our sanctioning body, USA Rugby, who approve the team's participation at Tropical 7s before competing. Please ensure your permission to tour is submitted no later than 6 WEEKS prior to the start of the tournament. Tournament organisers cannot be be held responsible nor offer any refunds if a team's participation is not approved by USA Rugby either due to late submission or for any other reason,
IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TEAMS ARRIVING FROM OUTSIDE THE USA
If you're a citizen of a country covered by the USA’s Visa Waiver Programme you are able to travel to the USA without a visa provided you hold a valid Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) and meet the requirements of the programme. If you are a citizen of a country that does not qualify under the Visa Waiver Programme, you will need to apply for a visa under the US’ immigration rules. For more details of the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) and the ESTA authorisation: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/visa-waiver-program
As of May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.