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Potential backflip on vaccination stance for Australian Open


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A potential backflip on border entry requirements for the Australian Open may allow unvaccinated players to compete at the first tennis major of 2022 after undergoing 14 days in quarantine. Federal and state government political leaders last week said players who hadn’t received two doses of a recognized COVID-19 vaccine were unlikely to get visas for the Jan. 17-30 tournament in Melbourne. A leaked email from the WTA to its Players’ Council, reported by the New York Times and Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, suggests unvaccinated players would likely be granted a visa but must do a two-week lockdown in hotel quarantine. Fully vaccinated players would not have to undergo quarantine. Tennis Australia says negotiations are continuing. 

The Associated Press

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