US Open 2021: US Open says fans need to have proof of COVID vaccine for entry

US Open 2021: Fans need to have proof of COVID vaccine for entry
US Open 2021: Fans need to have proof of COVID vaccine for entry

US Open 2021: Tennis fans over the age of 12 must present their COVID-19 vaccine proof to participate in the US Open on Friday, just three days before the main draw begins.

US Open 2021: According to the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the Mayor of New York’s office mandated on Friday a proof of vaccine to enter Arthur Ashe Stadium, where majors play golden-time matches.

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US Open 2021: US Open says fans need to have proof of COVID vaccine for entry

The USTA then chose to extend the vaccine requirements to all participants aged 12 and over at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, regardless of the facility the ticket holder will access.

“American Open participants with tickets to Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grand Stand, or US Open grounds must provide evidence of at least one COVID-19 vaccine inoculation.” Said USTA. Written statement.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether mandates would affect players, as some people were reluctant to take shots.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas, the third-largest player in the world, said earlier this month that he would be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine only if competition in tennis was mandated.

US Open 2021: US Open says fans need to have proof of COVID vaccine for entry

The announcement marks the pinnacle of the US Open, the pinnacle of the American tennis calendar, and a sudden change in the last major of the year, which previously stated that wearing a mask depends on unvaccinated fans.

The tournament was held in 2020 without fans.

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