Para Biathlon World Championships
11-15 March
Ostersund 2019 World Cup


 Athlete Eligibility

Athletes must hold a valid WPNS License for the 2019/2020 season and have achieved race points in one race of this season. Athletes must be at least 15 years old by 5 March 2020. In addition, the athletes must be internationally classified with either a Confirmed sport class status or a Review 2020 sport class status or later.

Qualification Criteria


Team Manual 


For accreditation log on to:



All members of each team are obliged to have their own travel and medical insurance valid during the total of the competition period.


All types of accommodation are offered as full board including breakfast and dinner at the accommodation facilities and lunch served at the ski stadium. These meals are included in the fee for accommodation.

Please note that each accommodation alternative has a limited number of rooms, the organiser cannot guarantee available rooms. To secure your choice of accommodation, make your reservation as soon as possible. Requests of accommodation are made directly to the organiser by sending in the form for accommodation reservation, to be found at Teams on

More information about the accommodation alternatives including pictures can also be found at the website. Please note that accommodation reservations are binding and not refundable after 7 February.

Accommodation Guide


Travel and transportation

The closest airport is located just 15 minutes from the City Centre of Östersund; Åre Östersund Airport. It might also be an option to see if there are available flights to Vaernes Airport in Trondheim, Norway, from where it will be a 4-hour drive to Östersund.


If you require a visa for Sweden, please apply in advance. Teams are responsible to arrange their own visas. The local organising committee will provide the invitation letter for visa application. All you need to do is send the complete name list (with dates of birth) to the organising committee.

Import and export of rifles and ammunition

Please note that importing a rifle to Sweden without a permit requires that the person importing the rifle must be at least 18 years of age and that the rifle has a limited effect. This means that the projectile that is fired has an impact energy that is less than 10 joules at a distance of four meters from the rifle´s muzzle. In all other cases, an import declaration for the rifles must be carried out and presented to the Swedish customs at the border.

Local transport

Each team are recommended to rent their own vehicle via the LOC local partner Europcar, by using the link below:

Rental cars can be picked up at the airport at arrival.

For teams who do not have their own transportation, LOC can organise transports to and from the arena, at a small cost. However, these transportations must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance at the competition office.

Airport shuttle

For teams not choosing to rent their own vehicle, airport shuttle can be organised by LOC for 10 EUR/per person (single way). Airport shuttle must be ordered at least one week before arrival.

Payment in Sweden


The official currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona. Exchange possibilities are located in the city center, either at the local Forex exchange office or at any of the local bank offices.

Credit cards

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Sweden; most hotels, restaurants, stores and other commercial trades usually accept different types of cards. Most common in Sweden is VISA, MasterCard and American Express among others.