International Players To Play At 2021 WSOP After US Travel Ban Is Eased

International Players To Play At 2021 WSOP After US Travel Ban Is Eased October 19, 2021 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on Oct 19, 2021  |  Updated on Oct 19, 2021

International travellers to return to the USAThe 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is currently underway at the Rio and will come to a close on Nov 23. The WSOP is missing thousands of international players due to the international travel ban imposed by the United States in light of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The United States announced in September that they planned to lift the international travel ban in November but did not confirm an official date. The biggest event of the 2021 WSOP is the Main Event and hundreds of international players were very keen on taking part in the Main Event.

For international players to take part, they needed to be in Las Vegas and register for the Main Event latest by Nov 7 as the WSOP was running four Day 1 flights.

The U.S. just confirmed their new travel policy and said that the ban on international travel will be lifted on Nov 8. The confirmation meant that international players would not be able to make it in time to register for the 2021 WSOP.

When the WSOP knew that the travel ban was being lifted on Nov 8, the WSOP took quick action and decided to add two more Day 1 events specifically to help international players make it on time. The WSOP is adding two more days on Nov 8 and Nov 9 which will make it possible for international players to take part.

Day 1E will commence on Nov 8 at 11am Vegas time while Day1F will take place on Nov 9 at 12 noon local time. The WSOP Main Event initially had a 24 hour break before the commencement of the final table. This off-day has now been cancelled after the WSOP accommodated two more Day 1 flights.

Loads Of International Players Expected

The WSOP is expecting players to come in from all parts of the world especially from Schengen countries which include EU nations and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. The WSOP is also expecting players to come in from Australia, India, South Africa, Chin and Brazil.

All international travellers will have to show proof of a negative PCR test that was taken within 72 hours of departure. All international players will also have to be fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days prior to registering at the 2021 WSOP.

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