Only domestic spectators allowed to attend Beijing 2022

The Tilter Ski Center for the Beijing 2022 winter Olympic Games in Chongli, China (by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

The Local Organising Committee for the 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing has declared that only domestic citizens will be permitted to attend the two events, while stricter rules will be imposed regarding Covid-19 vaccinations than those put in place for the Tokyo Games.

The announcements were made following an International Olympic Committee Executive Board meeting held yesterday (Wednesday), in the presence of the International Paralympic Committee. Beijing 2022 informed the EB of the principles that intend to help deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic winter Games as scheduled, from February 4-20 and March 4-13, respectively.

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