Proof of vaccination required to enter the US Open

by PDM STAFF

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NEW YORK – Following the New York City Mayor’s offices’ mandate, ticket holders 12-years-old, and older will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entrance to Arthur Ashe during the US Open, the US Tennis Association (USTA) has announced. Any US Open attendee with tickets to Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, The Grandstand, or the grounds of the US Open, will be required to provide proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

In a statement, the USTA said that it has “consistently followed the guidelines established by the CDC, the New York City Mayor’s Office, and the New York City Department of Health. The Mayor’s recent introduction of the Key to NYC Pass led to additional discussions between the USTA and NYC.

The USTA said that all ticket holders are advised to bring one of the following as proof of vaccination:

  • CDC Vaccination Card. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.
  • A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.-NYC Vaccination Record or another official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. If you are unable to get this record, call 311.
  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS. You can upload to this app a photo of your CDC vaccination card or another official record, along with your photo ID.
  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus). You will need the phone number or email address associated with your NYC vaccination record to use this app. If you are unable to use this app, try one of the other options listed above.

The USTA will put in extra measures to expedite entrance to the site to reduce any inconveniences to ticketholders.

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