Altered restrictions enable more fully-vaccinated to attend FESPA

Restrictions for fully-vaccinated travellers to The Netherlands from designated “very high-risk countries” were lifted on 22 September, enabling printers and sign-makers from these countries to soon travel to FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2021 in Amsterdam without having to quarantine on arrival.

The event, which will take place from 12 to 15 October, will see travellers who have proof that they are fully-vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine enter The Netherlands freely, with no mandatory quarantine period.

This proof can be provided by means of the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) or equivalent certification from non-EU countries.

Proof of double vaccination will also enable access to the RAI Exhibition Centre and the FESPA/European Sign Expo exhibition area.

The list of very high-risk countries currently includes the US, UK, Israel, India, South Africa, Thailand, and other countries, so according to FESPA, this positive development is significant for many potential international visitors to the event.

FESPA CEO Neil Felton said, “Travel to The Netherlands from most of mainland Europe was already seamless for holders of the EU DCC.

“This lifting of mandatory quarantine for fully-vaccinated visitors from ‘very high risk’ countries is important, because it will give even more printers confidence to make firm plans to visit FESPA 2021.

“We know that there’s a strong appetite from printers all over the world to get back to our live event, refresh their industry knowledge and see for themselves the hundreds of product innovations that will be seen in public for the first time at the show. There are now no practical travel barriers for most printers who want to be at FESPA 2021.”

Further information is available from The Netherlands government website at: www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/checklist-entry/from-outside-the-eu

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