International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach presided over a meeting of the EXECUTIVE Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 29, Beijing time. The meeting reviewed key epidemic prevention and control policies for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
The Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee are highly responsible for the lives and health of athletes, the Olympic family and other stakeholders, and have always adhered to the bottom line of safety, put epidemic prevention and control in the first place. After joint research and discussion with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, it was decided to explain several key issues of concern to all stakeholders.
Here we list some other important policies for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
All the athletes will implement a strict vaccination policy. Athletes participating in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics should be vaccinated as much as possible. Other personnel are subject to the "two or one" policy, that is, those who complete the whole course of vaccination within 14 days before coming to China will enter the closed-loop management directly after entry. Those who have not been vaccinated or have not completed the full course of inoculation shall be quarantined for 21 days after entry.
2.Audience Policy---The Tickets Won’t Be Sold to Overseas Audiences
In view of the severe and complex COVID-19 situation in the world, in order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of all participants, we have decided not to sell tickets to overseas audiences, and only sell tickets to domestic audiences that meet the relevant requirements of COVID-19 prevention and control. The specific epidemic prevention and control requirements and ticketing arrangements for domestic visitors are being studied and formulated, and will be released to the public in due course.
When Will Tickets for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Open for Sale?
Tickets for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are expected to go on sale in December 2021, or pre-sale time may begin in January 2022. Generally, ticket purchasing information will be released in advance, and the specific opening time needs to wait for the latest official notice. However, it should be noted that it is not known whether the epidemic is over at that time. If there is an epidemic, there may not be many tickets available. If you can't get a ticket, you can watch it live!
How Much Is A Ticket for 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?
Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2022 Winter Olympics will cost the highest between $118 and $787, according to the ticket price range released by the Beijing Winter Olympic Bid Committee. Ticket prices for popular events range from $24 to $236 (149-1464 yuan), while regular events are much cheaper at $8 to $79 (50-490 yuan).
For the Paralympics, ticket prices are also the highest at $12- $118 for the opening and closing ceremonies, $8- $16 for popular events, and $4- $8 for regular events.
3. Closed-loop Management Policy for Race Time
From January 23 to the end of the Paralympic Winter Games, closed-loop management will be implemented to ensure the safety of the Games. The closed-loop management covers all venues related to the Winter Olympics, including arrival and departure, transportation, accommodation, catering, competition, opening and closing ceremonies. Within the closed loop, participants will only be able to travel between Olympic venues and participate in activities related to their training, competition and work. Transport systems dedicated to the Winter Olympics will be used inside the closed loop.
4.Nucleic Acid Testing
All participants and staff inside and outside the closed loop will undergo daily nucleic acid testing. In addition, Beijing Organising Committee for Olympic Games will provide assistance to various Olympic stakeholders who are unable to independently book flights before or during the games.
The Beijing Winter Olympics organizing Committee is scheduled to release the first version of the epidemic Prevention Manual in late October and the second in December. Related policies will be explained in more detail in the Epidemic Prevention Manual.
The Construction Progress of Winter Olympics
So far, preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are progressing in an active and orderly speed. By the end of 2020, all competition venues will be completed on schedule; All non-competition venues will also be completed in 2021. In February and April 2021, "Meet me in Beijing" series of domestic test activities on snow, skating and ice were successfully completed. From October to December, 10 international test events, two domestic test events and three international training weeks will be organized to test all elements of the preparations and accumulate more successful experience for the operation of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.