Tennis Vaccination Requirements 2022

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Tennis Vaccination Requirements For 2022

The global professional tennis tours (ATP and WTA) have announced various COVID-19 vaccination policies for players and fans for 2022. These policies may include World Health Organization Listed COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines authorized by host countries.

As of April 14, 2022, the pro tennis tours do not require 'travel' vaccinations, such as yellow fever, polio, measles, or dengue. Nor is hepatitis A vaccination required for food service staff at host events.

Vaccine Appointments For Tennis Tournaments In 2022

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NCAA Tennis COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Natural Immunity 2022

The NCAA 2022 Winter Training and Competition document, published on January 14, 2022, follows recent updates by the U.S. CDC. The updated guidance addresses broad considerations that differentiate COVID-19 management in Tier 1 individuals based on vaccination and other immunity considerations. For example, a person who has had a documented COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days is considered the equivalent of "fully vaccinated." For more COVID-19 vaccine information on college sports, visit ncaa.org/covid-19.

Tennis Tournament Face Mask Requirements for 2022

The U.S. CDC announced in March 2022, a new set of face mask usage guidelines, which are posted on this webpage.

ATP Tour 2022 Schedule 

The ATP confirmed its calendar for the second half of the 2022 ATP Tour season on Feb. 23, 2022. The announcement marks a return to a regular Q3 and Q4 schedule of events, following adjustments due to COVID-19.

U.S. Open 2022 Tennis COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

As of January 2022, the U.S. Open 2022 says 'fans ages 12 and older must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event.' And the U.S. Open will be following New York State and New York City COVID-19 vaccination-related guidelines. 

The Championships, Wimbledon Tennis 2022 Vaccination Requirements

According to Regulation 9, certain general restrictions relating to COVID-19 will be disapplied at The Championships, Wimbledon 2022, due to the U.K. Government's research purposes concerning the transmission of COVID-19.

French Open Tennis 2022 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

As of February 15, 2022. "In the current situation, nothing stands in the way of Novak Djokovic's presence at Roland-Garros," Tweeted Amelie Mauresmo, tournament director, on March 17, 2022.

The Charleston Open 2022

The Charleston Open presented by Credit One will be played April 2- 10. This WTA 500 event does not have any COVID-19 protocols in place. The policies in place for this tournament can be found here. In 2021, the Charleston Open offered COVID-19 vaccinations. And as of January 14, 2022, the City of Charleston continues to ask all visitors to city offices and buildings to wear masks while inside, regardless of vaccination status. 

U.S. Men's Clay Court 2022

The 2022 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship will be held April 2-10. This is an ATP 500 event. This event is held at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. There are no COVID-19 protocols for this tournament. Information for the tournament can be found at this link. 'As we continue our efforts to provide a safe and secure environment during Tournament Week, improvements have been made for guest access to the grounds. As in years past, we will have metal detectors at the front gate.'

Miami Open Tennis 2022 Vaccination Requirements

The Miami Open 2022 and Hard Rock Stadium are committed to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and engaging tournament atmosphere. As of January 25, 2022, no vaccine or face mask requirements have been announced. Tennis player reactions have been positive, and by all accounts, they are looking forward to returning to compete again in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. No precautions can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.  By entering Hard Rock Stadium and Hard Rock Stadium grounds, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and its variants.

Tennis Vaccination News 2022

March 9, 2022 - Novak Djokovic Tweeted 'While I was automatically listed in the @BNPPARIBASOPEN and @MiamiOpen draw I knew it would be unlikely I'd be able to travel. The CDC has confirmed that regulations won't be changing so I won't be able to play in the US. Good luck to those playing in these great tournaments.'

March 3, 2022 - Tennis.com reported Djokovic could get the chance to defend his title at Roland Garros after French authorities announced a plan to ease vaccination requirements.

February 23, 2022 - Media reported Novak Djokovic has been entered in the Rome Masters 2022 tournament in May without being vaccinated.

February 15, 2022 - The AP reported Novak Djokovic said he would 'skip the French Open and Wimbledon rather than get vaccinated against COVID-19.'

February 13, 2022 - The U.S. Clay Courts return to Houston's River Oaks CC April 2-10. The field will consist of many top-ranked U.S. players including John Isner, Taylor Fritz, and Reiley Opelka.

February 11, 2022 - The Delray Beach Tennis Center & Stadium general COVID-19 health safety protocols are based on trends and regulatory guidance. 'We will continue making adjustments to these measures, which may change at any time without notice.

February 9, 2022 - Former top tennis player Juan Martin del Potro revealed he may have played his last match as a professional.

February 9, 2022 - The BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden released its player entry lists highlighted by the 2022 Australian Open champions Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty.

February 7, 2022 - The Argentina Open 2022 tennis event is held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club; from Feb.7 – 13, 2022, began the tournament competition. In Argentina, non-resident foreigners must have received a complete course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival.

February 3, 2022 - The Washington Post reported: Novak Djokovic described his detention and deportation from Australia that prevented him from defending his Australian Open title as an "unfortunate event."

January 28, 2022 - Novak Djokovic enrolled in the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships on February 21, 2022.

October 26, 2021 - In an email to players and coaches, seen by Tennis Majors, the ATP says it continues to "strongly recommend" its players be fully vaccinated, based on scientific evidence of the benefits, not least to the wider playing group. And while the ATP says it will not be making vaccination a mandatory requirement on the ATP Tour, it has told players that where governments or local public health authorities say players must be fully vaccinated, it will support that decision. Players should also expect many countries and airlines to make vaccination mandatory in the future, it says.

October 8, 2021 - Sources informed SI's Jon Wertheim about 48% of ATP tennis players were COVID-19 vaccinated.