China will not permit foreign spectators to its 2022 Beijing Olympics and will require stringent activities for the unvaxed.
American military news is reporting this morning:
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday offered a first glimpse of the COVID-19 protocols that will be in place at the upcoming 2022 Winter Games in Beijing — including lengthy quarantines for unvaccinated participants, daily COVID-19 testing and the absence of international spectators.
The countermeasures, which were proposed by local Beijing organizers and detailed in an IOC news release, mirror those at the recent Summer Games in some respects and appear more strict in others.Among the most notable differences: Unlike in Tokyo, where athletes mostly competed behind closed doors, Beijing 2022 organizers have indicated that some Chinese fans will be permitted to attend their Games, as long as they follow to-be-determined protocols.
Foreign spectators, including athletes’ family members and friends, will once again be barred from attending.
The IOC and International Paralympic Committee said in the news release that they support local organizers’ decision to sell tickets to Chinese residents.
“This will facilitate the growth of winter sports in China by giving those spectators a first-hand Olympic and Paralympic experience of elite winter sports, as well as bringing a favourable atmosphere to the venues,” the entities said.
“However, all parties feel for the athletes and the spectators from around the world, knowing that the restriction on spectators from outside mainland China had to be put in place in order to ensure the safe holding of the Games this winter.”