Solely folks dwelling on the Chinese language mainland will probably be allowed to attend the Beijing Winter Olympics subsequent February, organisers have stated.
Spectators should additionally meet “COVID-19 countermeasures” however no particulars have been given.
Any athletes, officers and Video games employees who usually are not double-jabbed should quarantine for 21 days after arriving within the capital.
Those that can “present a justified medical exemption” can have their “instances thought of”.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) and Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) stated restrictions on attendance “needed to be put in place with a purpose to make sure the protected holding of the Video games”.
They added they “really feel for the athletes and the spectators from around the globe”.
“Playbooks” will probably be produced to set out the plans intimately. The primary of these is due in late October and the second in December.
Athletes who’re totally vaccinated will enter what’s described as a “closed-loop administration system” once they arrive.
This will probably be in operation from 23 January, virtually two weeks earlier than the Winter Video games begin on 4 February.
It should keep in place for nearly two months till after the Beijing Paralympic Winter Video games finish on 13 March.
Individuals will probably be allowed to maneuver solely between Video games-related venues for coaching, competitions and work. There may also be a devoted transport system.
Coronavirus testing will probably be carried out day by day and athletes, coaches and officers will keep in particular motels.
The IOC and IPC stated the restricted sale of tickets will “facilitate the expansion of winter sports activities in China by giving these spectators a first-hand Olympic and Paralympic expertise of elite winter sports activities”.
It should additionally convey a “beneficial environment to the venues”, they added.