Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Unvaccinated players will be allowed to participate in the January Australian Open, but must complete a 14-day hotel quarantine upon entry to Australia.

Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players were notified of the conditions that both fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated players will face in the first Grand Slam in 2022 after communication with tournament director Craig Tilley.

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An email sent to players states that unvaccinated players can arrive in Australia at any time after December 1, but must undergo a mandatory two-week tough hotel quarantine period, while also submitting to regular COVID-19 test.

Fully vaccinated players can also arrive at any time after 1 December, but will not be quarantined on arrival and will have “complete freedom of movement”.

Notwithstanding the permitted freedoms, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated players must produce a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their departure from their respective countries.

The Victorian government has not yet released an official announcement of the Australian Open.

Although unvaccinated players will be allowed to fall, it remains to be seen whether reigning Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will take the trip.

Djokovic said last week that he did not know if he would travel to Australia for the tournament and refused to reveal his vaccination status.

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