Bahrain Grand Prix organisers are making tickets available for this year's season-opening race - but only to those fans who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.
The specific criteria to purchase a ticket for the March 26-28 event at the Bahrain International Circuit state that two weeks must have passed since an individual either received the second dose of a vaccine, or since the date of infection, with proof required.
Organisers have confirmed that comprehensive measures will still be in place, which includes enhanced sanitation measures, health screening on entry, while mask-wearing will be compulsory at all times. Tickets costs 100BHD [£190] for the three days.
Due to the restrictions, there will be no Paddock Club or corporate lounges across the race weekend.
BIC chief executive Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa said: “We are delighted to be able to launch our ticket sales, again giving fans the opportunity to witness the spectacle of F1.
"In November and December last year, we had the honour to host our healthcare heroes as spectators, and we are pleased this time to be open for a broader group of fans, with tickets available to buy for this prestigious first race of the season.
“I am thankful for all the support we receive from across government in Bahrain and the coordination that makes Bahrain a successful F1 event every year.
"I especially thank the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus and Ministry of Health in Bahrain for their planning and guidance, which will allow us to offer a safe experience for fans.
“We would urge eligible fans to reserve their tickets now for the best possible seats to witness the first edition of F1 2021."
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