Unvaxxed stars to be allowed at Aus Open

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Unvaccinated players will be allowed to participate in January's Australian Open, but will need to complete 14-days of hotel quarantine upon entry to Australia.

Women's Tennis Association (WTA) players were notified of the conditions that both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated players will face in the first Grand Slam of 2022 after communications with tournament director Craig Tilley.

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An email sent to players states unvaccinated players can arrive in Australia any time after December 1, but will need to undergo a mandatory two-week hard hotel quarantine period while also submitting to regular COVID-19 testing.

Reigning Australian Open men's champion Novak Djokovic is yet to reveal his vaccination status (Getty)

Fully vaccinated players can also arrive at any time after December 1, but will not be required to quarantine upon arrival and will have "complete freedom of movement".

Despite the freedoms allowed, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated players must produce a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their departure from their respective countries.

The Victorian government is yet to make an official announcement on the Australian Open.

While unvaccinated players will be allowed down under, it remains to be seen whether reigning men's Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic makes the trip.

Djokovic said last week that he did not know whether he would travel to Australia for the tournament and refused to reveal his vaccination status.

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