Frequently asked questions about M+R
In the press conference of December 18th 2021, the Dutch government announced that the Netherlands will go into lockdown from Sunday December 19th to at least Friday January 14th 2022. In order to immediately slow down the spread of the omicronvariant, the number of contactmoments must be further limited. That is why transferlocations such as our eventvenue are closed. This lockdown does not currently affect the passage of M+R on October 4th & 5th at Ahoy Rotterdam. Below we answer the most frequently asked questions.
The current lockdown applies until at least Friday January 14th 2022. M+R will not take place during this period and therefore the current lockdown has no influence on the passage of M+R. The situation will be reassessed by the government on Friday January 14th 2022. As soon as more is known, we will inform you immediately.
You will receive access to the event with one of the followings proofs:
A complete corona vaccination with a European approved vaccine. In the Netherlands, a vaccination is usually valid from 14 days after you have been fully vaccinated. Were you vaccinated with Janssen on or after August 14, 2021? Then your vaccination in the Netherlands is valid after 28 days.
An evidence of a positive corona test from a minimum of 11 days and a maximum of 180 days ago.
Negative test result:
A negative test result less than 24 hours before your visit to the event. Both a PCR and antigen test are valid.
European countries have agreed that every country must have a system for a Covid-pass. They call this the EU Digital Corona Certificate (EU DCC). International exhibitors and visitors can enter the exhibition floor with their covid certificate.
From the age of 13 a Covid-pass is mandatory. From the age of 14 the Covid-pass must be shown in combination with a valid identification (passport or driverslicense).
The Corona Check takes place before the entrance.
The Corona Check applies to everyone who visits the event:
- Visitors (over 12 years old)
- Exhibitors (stand crew)
- Employees at Easyfairs
No, because the occupancy rate is low during those moments. In addition, the open doors provide extra air circulation.
Yes, the Corona Check takes place every event day. Even if you leave the exhibition floor in the meantime, a new check is needed.
The safety of our visitors, exhibitor and own staff is of the utmost importance to us. We are more than happy to open our doors once again, but at the same time we want to minimize the risk of infection. Besides that, a negative test is only valid 24 hours. That is why we have chosen to have the Corona Check permanently before anyone enters the event. We hope for your understanding for these safetymeasures.
No, it’s not possible to visit the event without a valid Covid-pass.
Yes, visitors from the age of 14 are obliged to show identification (passport of drivers license) alongside of their Covid-pass.
The Dutch government will review the measures on January 14th.
Sanitizer stations will be placed at various points at the event so that you can disinfect your hands as desired. Furthermore, there will be the possibility to disinfect hands at every stand. In addition, we have further optimized our air treatment systems in the past period. This helps to limit the transmission of respiratory infections, such as COVID-19. In addition, there is now an even healthier and more pleasant indoor climate in our exhibition halls.
The role of an event is in many ways very important. There are multiple sectors in the Netherlands which have experienced the negative consequences of the covid pandemic. The Dutch government therefor sees trade events as the boosters of the recovery of the economy. This is the place were supply and demand meet and where the innovations of tomorrow are presented. There are industry’s which realize up to 40% of their yearly revenue at trade events. For other service providers the trade fair is also indispensable, like for example stand builders. Furthermore the local and regional economy get a boost during an event, like hotels, taxi’s and restaurants.
The past period we conducted a large research into the visitors of trade events taking place this autumn. In total more than 6.000 respondents took part. The research concluded that 90% of the respondents is planning on visiting trade events this coming season.
We also had our first trade events these past months and we are seeing a large need to meet face-to-face. Moreover the first reactions of exhibitors indicate that visitors are visiting trade fairs very focused and the quality of visitors is high.
Easyfairs follows the measures taken by the Dutch government. European countries have agreed that every country must have a system for a Covid-pass. They call this the EU Digital Corona Certificate (EU DCC). International exhibitors and visitors can enter the exhibition floor with their covid certificate.
The quarantine rules for traveling to the Netherlands have changed as of September 22. Vaccinated travelers from the United States, United Kingdom or other very high-risk areas no longer need to be quarantined. Prepare your trip well and check www.wijsopreis.nl and www.reizentijdenscorona.nl before departure.
No, in case of cancelation the cancellation policy applies as stated in the agreement. If Easyfairs has to decide to cancel the trade fair, at that moment Easyfairs will decide per trade event if the event is to be moved to a later date.
You can contact our press department at email@example.com or +31 6 319 930 19.
We post regular updates on our website and social media channels.
Access only with Covid-pass.