Foreign spectators will not be allowed to buy tickets to the Beijing Winter Olympics next year as part of the protocols announced by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday.
According to the IOC tickets will only be available for those who are residents of mainland China and have met the requirements of COVID-19 countermeasures.
According to the IOC, the specific requirements for Chinese spectators are still being developed and will be made available to the public when they are finalized.
The organizers also created their vaccination rules for this event. They will be in effect from February 4 through February 20, 2022.
According to the IOC, all competition participants and athletes who have received their vaccinations will follow a closed management process upon their arrival. Participants not fully vaccinated will be kept in quarantine 21 days after arriving in Beijing.
According to the IOC, athletes who are able to grant a medical exemption will be considered.
All vaccines approved by the relevant international organizations or the World Health Organization (or any other equivalent organization) are accepted.
The games will have a closed loop management structure, as mentioned above. This will be in force from January 23 to the conclusion of the Paralympic Winter Games.
The IOC states that the closed loop management system will cover all game-related activities, including transport, accommodation, food, competitions, and closing and opening ceremonies.
Participants are restricted from moving between game-related sites for competition, training, and work in the closed loop. A dedicated transport system for games will be established.
Additionally, all participants in national and international games and staff working in the closed loop management system will be tested every day by the IOC.