Coronavirus and RAI Amsterdam

As RAI Amsterdam, we follow the measures and guidelines of the Dutch government to be able to organise and facilitate events in a safe way. Here you can read more about the possibilities and limitations in this area.

The Dutch government re-introduced the one-and-a-half-meter-rule on November 23. This rule applies to all public indoor spaces, but is not necessary if a Corona Entry Check  is used. RAI Amsterdam uses the Corona Entry Check for all meetings.

In accordance with the rules that now apply to events in the Netherlands, RAI Amsterdam works with a Corona Entry Check to gain access to an event. For this we use the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC). You will receive this digital certificate if you have a valid negative Covid test (within 24 hours before entry), have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19. The CoronaCheck-app used in the Netherlands to show the DCC. A valid paper version is also accepted. This also applies to visitors from countries outside Europe where a certificate other than the DCC is used.

In the current situation, two types of events apply: with 'a flow through of visitors', such as at exhibitions, and with fixed seating, such as at conferences.


You can also click through the pages below that contain specific information for organisers, exhibitors and visitors of an event.

* Valid paper proof of full vaccination, Covid test or recovery from Covid-19 is also accepted (combined with a ID check). A vaccination registration card (intended for your own administration) or 'yellow booklet' (form of vaccination passport) are not valid documents. For events with a flow of visitors, the use of a corona entry pass is only mandatory if additional activities also take place for which it is required. For example, catering activities and seated parts of the programme such as at a conference.


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