Tennis ace Novak Djokovic will be able to play at this year’s US Open because the U.S.A. has ended Covid-19 vaccination requirements for visitors.
“Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the Covid-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travellers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the Covid-19 public health emergency ends,” the White House said in a statement three years since the restrictions came into force.
Djokovic, who has in the past contracted the coronavirus, missed last year’s tournament because he has steadfastly opted not to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The 22-time Grand Slam winner also missed the past two Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami.
However, with the U.S.A announcing policy changes that come into effect on 12 May 2023, the way is clear for the 35-year-old Serb to return to Flushing Meadows in August.