What are the Wimbledon Championships' Conditions of Entry?
By Ed C
Updated 22nd November 2021
With more tennis fans attending Wimbledon than ever before, there are various rules in place to ensure the safety of spectators, players and staff. Visitors are asked to observe these rules to avoid being refused admission, or being asked to leave the Grounds.
We explain the conditions of entry to the Wimbledon Tournament Grounds.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has now stopped issuing paper tickets to the Wimbledon Championships. From 2021, tennis fans attending the Tournament will be issued a mobile e-ticket instead.
To receive your ticket you will first need to download the myWimbledon App.
You will need to present your e-ticket on entering and exiting the Grounds. You might also be asked to show your ticket to a Wimbledon Steward once inside the Grounds.
The AELTC may refuse entry to any individual participating in anti-social, dangerous or abusive behaviour, that could cause damage, harm or offence.
Visitors are asked not to distribute any goods for sale, or any printed literature that display marketing or political messages.
The AELTC can also refuse entry to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Visitors can bring one bag per person into the Grounds. Bags must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 30cm (about the size of allowable cabin bag on most flights).
Hard-sided containers, cool-boxes and picnic hampers are not allowed. Liquids can be taken onto the grounds but must be in a transparent container.
For security purposes your bag will be searched upon entry to the Grounds.
You are allowed to take the following quantities of alcohol into the Wimbledon Grounds:
- 2 x 500ml cans of beer, or
- 2 x cans of premixed aperitifs per person.
- 1 bottle of wine or Champagne up to a maximum 750ml in volume per person, or
- Bottles of spirits or fortified wines are not allowed.
You will be refused entry if you attempt to enter the Grounds with any of the following items:
- any item that might be used as a weapon
- any item that could threaten the safety of others.
- any item that might damage the Grounds or Wimbledon property.
- sharp or pointed objects such as knives
- large corkscrews
- spray paint
- hazardous materials
- selfie sticks
- wheeled footwear or skateboards
- large electronic equipment
- large flags
- clothing bearing political, offensive or commercial statements
- ambush marketing or promotional literature
For the safety of everyone in attendance, COVID-19 protocols were in place at the 2021 Championships. It is likely that similar entry conditions will be in place for 2022.
In 2021, the AELTC required all visitors to The Tournament to show:
- Certification of either a negative COVID-19 lateral flow test which was taken in the last 48 hours prior to entry, or
- Proof that a double COVID-19 vaccination has been received at least two weeks before attending.
We provide updates on Wimbledon’s 2022 COVID-19 conditions of entry nearer to the start of The Tournament.
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