2022 Entry Requirement

In order to enter the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IWTG) for the 2022 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, all attendees are required to show one of the following:

1 – Valid proof of full vaccination against COVID-19
2 – Negative PCR COVID test taken between November 2 and 13th

The requirements also apply to children (above 6 months of age) and there are no exceptions under any circumstances.

To expedite entry into the venue, fully vaccinated visitors should sign up for a CLEAR account and obtain a CLEAR Digital Vaccine Card as soon as possible, but no less than 24 hours before arriving to the IWTG.

The CLEAR Digital Vaccine card is the fastest and easiest way to enter the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. You can use another valid method, such as a CDC physical card and government-issued ID but expect delays at entry.

United States residents 17 years of age and younger, and all international residents, will need to provide alternative digital proof of full vaccination using government-issued documentation and/or a digital CDC Vaccination Card.



IWTG will continue to enforce this policy following recommendations of health authorities and in keeping with State of California and Riverside County directives.

The same vaccination requirements as adults apply to children 6 months of age and older entering the IWTG: valid proof of full vaccination or negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours.

A person is considered “fully vaccinated” when two weeks have passed since they completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For example, one (1) dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, or two (2) doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine within no more than 12 weeks).

Yes, IWTG will accept proof of a negative PCR COVID test taken between November 2 and 13th. Attendees must provide official digital or printed documentation from a testing provider. The test result record must show the name of the person tested, type of test performed, the entity issuing the result, test sample collection date, and the test result. Individuals caught submitting a fraudulent test will face legal consequences and immediate ban from the IWTG.


No, PCR COVID test must be taken between November 2 and 13 showing a negative result.

To locate a testing site near the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, please click here.

IWTG accepts all globally approved vaccines.

No, you do not need to carry your vaccination card with you. Your Digital Vaccine Card located on your smartphone is all you need to show proof of vaccination to enter the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

No, at this time the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is not requiring a booster shot for those who are fully vaccinated.

The Digital Vaccine Card is available in the CLEAR app, which is available for download for both Android and iOS users.

  1. When prompted to verify your vaccination, select ‘add your vaccination card’ to upload a photo of your CDC vaccination card. You must take a new photo of your original paper CDC vaccination card within the CLEAR App. You cannot use an existing photo of your CDC vaccination card for this purpose.
  2. Take a photo of your vaccination card and confirm your vaccine information.
  3. Please note, the photo of your CDC card is used to generate a Digital Vaccine Card.
  1. Select your vaccine provider in the menu or by searching ‘other providers’. Log-in to your patient portal and follow instructions to securely link your account with CLEAR. The CLEAR App is integrated with select healthcare providers and pharmacies.
  2. If you are unable to find your provider in search, CLEAR may not be able to link with them at this time. Please go back and upload a photo of your CDC Vaccination Card.
  3. Check that your COVID-19 vaccination appears in your patient portal, if not we recommend you reach out to your provider directly.
  4. If found, your results will link automatically.
  1. If vaccinated in California, you can generate a SMART QR code with your COVID-19 vaccination information through California’s Immunization Registry (CAIR).
  2. When promoted to add your vaccination tap the ‘SMART QR Code’ to scan your QR code issued by your vaccination site or state
  3. Manually confirm your vaccine information
  4. Once complete your Digital Vaccine Card is good to go!
  1. Download the free CLEAR Mobile Appon your cell phone and press on the blue Digital Vaccine Card tile in the CLEAR Mobile App.
  2. Begin by accepting the terms and uploading a photo of a government-issued ID into the mobile app. Then snap a quick selfie to confirm your identity.
  3. Search for your vaccine provider from the list and enter your vaccination record. You can also take a photo of your CDC Vaccination Card.
  4. Next create an account in the CLEAR Mobile App to secure your account.
  5. Once you have provided a photo, uploaded your government-issued ID, and provided proof of vaccination, you have completed your Digital Vaccine Card.

Participants, Volunteers, Vendors, & Officials 

If you received an official event credential for the 2021 event and have previously provided your full proof of vaccination, there is no further action you need to take. Please pick up your credential when you arrive at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

If you did not attend the 2021 event you will need to show full proof of vaccination via CLEAR Digital Vaccine Card when you arrive onsite in order to receive your credential.

You can pick up your credential onsite by showing a negative PCR COVID test taken between November 2 and November 13 .

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