The United States Government have introduced new measures which will loosen Covid restrictions on quarantine and social distancing. And Novak Djokovic’s chances of playing in the US Open have been given a boost by the fact the US are showing they are open to changing their rules. But Djokovic still cannot currently play the US Open and admitted after his win at Wimbledon that he didn’t feel confident about his chances of playing in the final Major of the year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have however announced that they would be relaxing regulations surrounding entry requirements and quarantine. These changes are currently related to US citizens only.
That means Djokovic currently still will not be travelling to New York for the tournament unless he receives a special exemption – but it hints that more could follow before the final Grand Slam of the season starts on August 29 to allow him to play. The US travel restrictions in place right now will prevent Djokovic from travelling to the country as foreigners who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 are not allowed to enter America.
New guidance relaxing some rules regarding social distancing and quarantine has now been issued by the CDC. The statement read: “This updated guidance is intended to apply to community settings. In the coming weeks, CDC will work to align stand-alone guidance documents, such as those for healthcare settings, congregate settings at higher risk of transmission, and travel, with today’s update.”