COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

Updated: 21 September 2021

Your Health & Wellbeing

Following on from our recent venue and date changes I am sure you have many questions.

As you can imagine Global Print Expo is going to be different in 2021. We are speaking to other global event organisers and our trade bodies, like the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO), to understand how the industry is adjusting to the new normal and dealing with COVID-19.

Health and safety will be of paramount importance to us all throughout the event.

We will introduce several key safety features to ensure that you can still see the technology that Global Print Expo is famous for, but also give you additional peace of mind.

We will update this section on a regular basis, particularly as we get closer to the show - so please bookmark this page and come back in the future for further developments. Click here to download more information.

See the latest on event entry conditions from the RAI, Amsterdam  CLICK HERE

TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR FESPA ATTENDEES & PARTICIPANTS

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

We are thrilled to announce that restrictions have been lifted for fully-vaccinated visitors travelling to FESPA Global Print Expo 2021, meaning that printers and sign-makers can now travel to the show freely and without fear of needing to quarantine on arrival. The rules on self-quarantining will change as of 22 September 2021.

This applies to countries that have previously been designated as “very high risk”, such as the United Kingdom, United States, Israel, India, South Africa, Thailand and much of the Latin-America.

Attendees will simply need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine and complete the necessary documentation ahead of their arrival to The Netherlands.

For the full travel checklist to enter The Netherlands, please visit this Dutch Government website.

CHECKLIST FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS ATTENDEES FROM THE EU/ SCHENGEN AREA

If you are travelling from any of the EU/ Schengen area countries, here’s what you need to do to arrive in Amsterdam:

  • No EU travel ban
  • No need to bring proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or negative test result
  • No need to self-quarantine
  • On arrival to The Netherlands, you will need to complete the health declaration form and bring it with you. Some airlines allow you to complete this health declaration digitally when you check in.

Further details on travel from the EU can be found here.

You can also find the requirements for your country by CHECKING YOUR TRIP HERE

CHECKLIST FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS ATTENDEES FROM OUTSIDE OF THE EU/ SCHENGEN AREA

Fully vaccinated travellers from countries outside of the EU / Schengen, designated as a ‘very high-risk’ (including the UK and US), need the following five things to travel to The Netherlands from 22nd September 2021:

1. PASSPORT

2. HEALTH DECLARATION FORM: All travellers aged 13 or older who are flying from and to The Netherlands must carry a health declaration. Please click here for the instructions and documents.

3. PROOF OF VACCINATION & VACCINE DECLARATION FORM: There are travel restrictions for travellers from (very) high-risk areas to The Netherlands. However, if a traveller is fully vaccinated, she/he is exempt from the EU travel ban and welcome in The Netherlands without having to quarantine upon arrival. For the traveller, it is important to bring a proof of vaccination and vaccine declaration form to the event, so that the traveller can be exempted from the travel restrictions.

4. NEGATIVE COVID TEST: To enter The Netherlands from a (very) high-risk area, a traveller needs either a negative PCR test result from less than 48 hours before departure or a negative antigen test result from less than 24 hours before.

5. QUARANTINE DECLARATION FORM: A traveller needs to complete a quarantine declaration form, which can be printed and must be taken during travelling. The instruction to the traveller is: please tick the box that indicates that you fall into an exemption category. In the exemption category box, the traveller can write “Significant contribution to Dutch economy” and in the supporting document box “Letter of invitation from a Dutch business.” Nothing else is required in section 2 or 3.

 

Further details for attendees coming from outside of the EU can be found here.

* Please note that the information on the website of the Dutch government until September 22 is based on the situation that applies until September 22 - without the relaxations as announced.

You can also find the requirements for your country by CHECKING YOUR TRIP HERE

 

WHAT IF I AM NOT DOUBLE-VACCINATED?

Not (fully) vaccinated travellers from countries outside of the EU / Schengen, designated as ‘very high-risk’ (including the UK and US), need the following six things to travel to The Netherlands from 22nd September 2021:

1. PASSPORT

2. HEALTH DECLARATION FORM: All travellers aged 13 or older who are flying from and to The Netherlands must carry a health declaration. Please click here for the instructions and documents.

3. NEGATIVE COVID TEST: To enter The Netherlands from a (very) high-risk area, a traveller needs either a negative PCR test result from less than 48 hours before departure or a negative antigen test result from less than 24 hours before.

4. LETTER OF INVITATION: There are travel restrictions for not (fully) vaccinated travellers from ‘very high-risk’ countries to The Netherlands (such as a travel ban and a quarantine obligation). If a traveller is not fully vaccinated, she/ he may qualify for a business travel exemption to these travel restrictions with a letter of invitation from RAI. Upon request of the traveller, FESPA will send a personal invitation letter as written by RAI.

5. DIPLOMATIC NOTE: To enter The Netherlands on the basis of business travel exemption, the traveller must have a diplomatic note issued by a Dutch embassy stating that he falls under an exemption to the entry ban.

6. QUARANTINE DECLARATION FORM: A traveller needs to complete a quarantine declaration form, which can be printed and must be taken during travelling. The instruction to the traveller is: please tick the box that indicates that you fall into an exemption category. In the exemption category box, the traveller can write “Significant contribution to Dutch economy” and in the supporting document box “Letter of invitation from a Dutch business.” Nothing else is required in section 2 or 3.

WHICH VACCINATIONS ARE EU APPROVED?

The vaccine you received must have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or be on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO).

This is currently the case for the following vaccines:

  • Astra Zeneca EU (Vaxzevria)
  • Astra Zeneca - Japan (Vaxzevria)
  • Astra Zeneca - Australia (Vaxzevria)
  • Astra Zeneca-SK Bio (Vaxzevria)
  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine - United States of America
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Johnson & Johnson ((COVID-19 Vaccine) Janssen)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Serum Institute of India (Covishield)
  • Sinopharm BIBP
  • Sinovac.

 

I HAVE BEEN VACCINATED WITH A VACCINE THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY EMA

You cannot create proof of vaccination using the CoronaCheck app or website if you have been vaccinated with a non-approved vaccine. Int his case, you can only get a COVID Certificate with a negative test result or proof of recovery.

How FESPA will keep you safe in Amsterdam 2021

We at FESPA take the safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff very seriously. We are working very closely with the RAI in Amsterdam to ensure that we provide a safe, secure and successful event for all involved. 

Cleaning
Social Distancing
Hand washing
Face coverings
QR codes
SMS messaging

The RAI Amsterdam


We are working very closely with the RAI Amsterdam to ensure that we at FESPA provide a safe, secure and successful event for all involved.

To find our more from The RAI click here or download their exhibitor protocol information. 

FESPA - Health & Wellbeing FAQ

If you have any specific questions that are not answered below, please email operations@fespa.com or use our contact us page.

How many attendees will the event expect?

Normally at our events we would say the ‘more the merrier.’ However, we are currently in conversations with the venue to discuss what limitations will need to be in place. Further details will be available as soon as we have them.

Will there be any additional cleaning taking place?

An extra-rigorous cleaning plan, integrated with specific COVID-19 hygiene measures, will be put in place. Hand sanitisers will be available across the show.

What about the show entrance and the exhibition show floor, how will that change?

Global Print Expo will have wider aisles and floor markings in places where queues may form. We will have increased numbers of registration points. Extra crowd control monitoring will be managed by hostesses and safety staff.

How will the venue manage transport?

Detailed crowd management and traffic management protocols will be in place to ensure attendees arrive and leave the show safely.

Will food and drink be served?

Food and beverages will be available. Counters are fitted with transparent screens, food is portion-packed, and drinks delivered in disposable units.

What will change with the toilet facilities and general hygiene?

All the entrances and various delegate meeting points have regularly refilled hand sanitising machines. All contact points like door handles, desks etc. are disinfected regularly. Toilets will be cleaned in a higher frequency on top of the regular schedule.

How will networking happen?

The venue is fitted with various fixed outlets for meetings or to enjoy food and beverages. All these areas are laid out in such a way that social distancing can be followed both at the counter and in the areas where food and beverages are consumed.

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