What Are The Conditions Of Entry To The Wimbledon Tournament?

In a typical year over 500,000 spectators attend the Wimbledon Championships over The Tournament’s two week period.

Wimbledon is one of the world’s largest and most historic sporting events in the world. Over its 150-year history, The Tournament has evolved into one of the most prestigious events on the sporting calendar.

With more fans attending Wimbledon than ever before, the AELTC works tirelessly to ensure the safety of spectators, players and staff. There are a number of conditions of entry to the Grounds, which apply even if you’re visiting the All England Lawn Tennis Club outside of The Championships.

Visitors must abide by these entry conditions or could face being refused admission or being asked to leave the grounds.


You will need a valid ticket, pass or relevant piece of accreditation provided by the AELTC to enter the Grounds.

As a ticketholder, you will need to ensure that you ticket can be displayed on your mobile phone through the myWimbledon app or in paper format. A failure to retain and reproduce your ticket inside the Grounds could result in you being asked to leave.


The AELTC can reject any person participating in any anti-social, dangerous or abusive behaviour that could cause damage, harm or offence.

Distributing any goods for sale or any printed literature that displays a form of marketing or political statement is a breach of Wimbledon’s terms of entry.

The AELTC can also refuse entry to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Can I bring a bag to The Championships?

Attendees are allowed to bring one 40cm x 30cm x 30cm bag. For security purposed your bag will be searched upon entry to the Grounds.

Patrons can also be refused access to The Championships if they attempt to enter with an item prohibited by the AELTC. For more information on what items are prohibited from the Grounds, see our guide to what you cannot take to Wimbledon.

Coronavirus considerations

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 will be releasing more information on Wimbledon’s 2022 COVID-19 conditions of entry nearer to the start of The Tournament.