Can I test positive as a result of vaccination?
No, vaccination does not cause positive PCR or antigen test result.
Can I test positive after vaccination?
Yes, even those who are vaccinated can test positive, however the probability is very low.
Can I be contagious after vaccination?
Studies are still investigating this question. Current data show a very low probability, yet it is not zero.
I am vaccinated, do I still need to have 2 PCR tests to enter a competition?
Yes, until vaccination reaches a high level among the Judo Family or there are other effective preventive methods available and especially until it is globally accepted to conduct activities without safety measures, all the participants of any IJF event must follow the same protocol.
I was positive in the past 6 months (in relation to the competition I wish to participate at), and my PCR tests are sometimes positive, sometimes negative. Can I participate in the competition?
For the safety of the competition and to respect the Protect and Be Protected principle, every participant in the bubble is required to present 2 negative PCR test results. Anyone who fulfils the necessary (health and sport) requirements can participate in the IJF events.
I was positive in the past 6 months (in relation to the competition I wish to participate at), and I tested positive with my arrival test / pre-weigh in test. Will I be quarantined?
Yes, as an initial safety action anyone who tests positive is quarantined until the decision of the local Health Authorities based on the person’s infection and/or testing history and the parameters of the positive test result.
I am vaccinated (I was positive in the past 6 months), my PCR tests are negative, and I was a close contact. Do I need to be quarantined?
Quarantine rules are always under the jurisdiction of the host country. Before each event the IJF, in collaboration with the Local Organising Committee negotiates the terms to find the best solution with the local Health Authorities. Quarantine rules are published in the event outlines.
I can enter the host country with only my vaccination card. Why do I need 2 PCR tests to enter the competition?
Entering a country is under the jurisdiction of the host country’s home security, entering a competition is under the jurisdiction of the IJF. Entering a competition represents a significantly higher epidemiological risk than entering a country, therefore the IJF has to impose stringent measures in order to provide the maximum possible safety and security to all participants.
How long will the bubble system be applied for?
As long as it is necessary. Depending on the host countries’ vaccination level, the state regulations and the level of epidemiological risk of the local environment to the Judo Family the IJF may allow semi-bubble or open access participation in the future. The bubble rules are published in the event outlines.