Beijing Announces COVID Plans for 2022 Winter Olympics

Breya Bergom | | OlympicsOlympics
PC: Olympics via Facebook

With COVID conditions fluctuating globally, many events are still taking the issue and precautions seriously to prevent more outbreaks. One important global event that is taking drastic measures is the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Recently, Beijing announced its COVID precautions for the Games.

Contrary to this year’s Summer Olympics, Beijing is allowing spectators in 2022. Unfortunately, the tickets will only be sold to spectators living in China Mainland and meet COVID precautions requirements. COVID requirements for spectators are still being determined.

As for unvaccinated athletes, Planet Ski states that they will face strong a 21-day quarantine upon their arrival to Beijing. All vaccinated athletes will enter a “closed-loop management” upon arrival. This closed-loop management includes departure, transport, accommodation, catering, competition, and the opening and closing ceremonies. Participants within the closed-loop will only be allowed to move between Game-related venues for work, competition, and training. Although Beijing allows unvaccinated athletes to participate, some countries are individually ruling that athletes must be vaccinated to compete. All Olympic Games participants will be subject to daily testing.

All participants of the Games will be located in Beijing 2022-contracted hotels. These hotels will be accommodating with necessary COVID measures.

Beijing, China. PC: Magda Ehlers

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