COVID-19 Regulations


Click here to find out what is required, when travelling from your country to the Netherlands.


End of social distancing measure and mandatory quarantine

An important announcement was made by the Dutch government. As of Saturday 25 September, a further relaxation of Covid measures will be passed in the Netherlands, including the elimination of the social distancing measure. As of Wednesday 22 September, fully vaccinated travelers coming out of very high-risk areas are exempt from the mandatory quarantine*.
As IFTF we welcome the further relaxation of measures for the entire industry. Relevant events in the Netherlands are made accessible again for all visitors. All necessary precautions to ensure a safe and responsible event for all attendees are maintained by IFTF, in accordance with our exhibitors and suppliers.

A safe participation

We are ready for IFTF to take place again at Expo Haarlemmermeer. As organizers of the show, we follow the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) measures taken by the venue, which are in line with the measures taken by the Dutch government. Together with Expo Haarlemmermeer, we are committed to delivering a successful IFTF event and acknowledge that health and safety is integral to this objective. Together, we are working hard to ensure that the show has a high-quality health and safety policy in line with the government’s advice in force in September.

Safety measures at Expo Haarlemmermeer, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
On the IFTF website, you’ll find the most recent safety guidelines for you as an exhibitor or visitor at Expo Haarlemmermeer during the show. Please check these guidelines before visiting the venue.

Access to the show

When you want to access the venue, we will ask you for the following:

  • Your entry ticket to the show (register here free of charge)
  • Your ID
  • Your proof of vaccination, valid negative Covid test (maximum validity 24 hours) or valid proof of recovery. You can show a (EU) Digital COVID Certificate (DCC), or a valid paper version from your country (English/Dutch).*

Statement of health: At the entrance, we will ask you five health questions.
Please make sure to bring all of the items above with you to the show.

* The yellow vaccination booklet does not count as valid paper proof.

Get your wristband

This IFTF edition we will be working with wristbands, one for each day of the show. To receive this wristband, we invite you to the Check-in counters outside the building before each day of the show, where we will check your EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and ID.

  • You will receive a DCC if you are a European citizen and are fully vaccinated, tested negatively or recovered from Covid-19. How to obtain this certificate varies by country. In the Netherlands, you can use the Corona Check app to receive a valid certificate.
  • Are you from outside of the EU? Instead of a DCC, you can bring a paper proof of vaccination (provided the vaccine is approved by the EU), negative test, or proof of recovery.

When you have your wristband in place, we will welcome you to enter the building, where you can access the show floor with your entry ticket or exhibitor badge.

Testing for entry

If you don’t have a DCC, you will need to show a negative test result taken maximum 24 hours before, in order to be able to get a wristband at the check-in counters necessary to gain access to the show. You can get tested at the ‘Testing for Entry’ test locations, for example at the test location at Schiphol Airport, or at a testing location at your convenience. In most facilities you will need to make an appointment through their website.

Please note: testing and getting a result will take extra time, so make sure to make an appointment beforehand or reserve extra time before the show.
See you at IFTF 2021!


Are you planning to attend IFTF? Then it is good to know what conditions currently apply for Covid-19. The general rules and regulations regarding your visit can be found on this page. Also check the website of the event before you to visit for any additional rules and regulations.

Most important rules in brief

If you wish to visit IFTF, you must first register to receive an entry ticket. To gain access to an event, you need a valid corona entry pass and a valid identity card. As corona entry pass we use the EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC). This digital certificate is received when you have a valid negative Covid test, have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19.
The CoronaCheck-app used in the Netherlands will 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. Five health questions are also asked at the entrance. If you can answer all of these negatively, you can safely enter.

We look forward to seeing you at Expo Haarlemmermeer!

Fequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

  1. What is the EU Digital Covid Certificate?

This is the European initiative to allow free travel within the EU. You will receive this digital certificate if you come from one of the participating European Member States and you have been tested negative, have been fully vaccinated or have been demonstrably recovered of Covid-19. Please pay close attention to the website of the event you are going to visit to make sure you need the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

  1. Can I attend a trade fair or conference at Expo Haarlemmermeer?

Keep a close eye on the event website. There you can read how the admission policy for this event is arranged. In adition to the policy of the organiser you will be asked to show a valid corona entry pass which is proof that you have been fully vaccinated, tested negatively or recovered from Covid-19.

  1. I come from a country outside of Europe, how do I enter the event?

The European Digital Covid Certificate can only be used by European citizens (and a few countries which use the same technology). Visitors from outside of Europe can use a paper certificate to prove they are fully vaccinated, have tested negatively or recovered from Covid-19.
Find out more the rules on this site from the Dutch government.

  1. How do I get an EU Digital Covid Certificate?

How to obtain this certificate varies by country. For example, it can be obtained from the testing centers, the health authorities, or through an e-health portal. The national health authorities of your country provide the information on how to get the certificate. The digital version can be displayed via an app or stored on a smartphone or tablet. In the Netherlands, for example, the CoronaCheck app is used. A paper version can also be printed. Both versions contain a QR code with essential information and a digital signature that guarantees the authenticity of the certificate. You can read more about this on the website of the European Commission.

  1. Do I need a negative test result?

If you do not have a QR code to prove that you have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 you will need a negative test result. Also pay close attention to the information provided by the event organiser to know if the event works with “Test for Entry” (Testen voor Toegang).

  1. What is ‘Testing for Entry’ (Testen voor Toegang)?

In the Netherlands you can be tested to gain access to events. This “Test for Entry” initiative tests event visitors (for the time being free of charge) on Covid-19. You can make an appointment via

  1. Do I need to bring an ID?

In order to check whether your recovery, test or vaccination certificate is really yours, we need your proof of identity. So always take your ID with you.

  1. Do I have to register?

You always need an entrance ticket for the event. Your ticket must be by name with your e-mail address and/or telephone number, for possible source and contact research.

  1. Are the Covid-19 triage questions also necessary?

At the door, you will also be asked five questions about your health. If you answer negative to all of these questions and you can show that you are vaccinated, recovered or have a negative test result, you will be granted entry to the event. The form in which you answer these questions may differ per event. It may be that the event works with a form, a QR code or that the questions are asked verbally.

  1. How is my privacy monitored?

Apart from your contact details that are required for registration, no additional data is stored by the IFTF. You agree that your contact details may also be provided to the GGD (Dutch Municipal and Regional Health Service) for the purpose of carrying out a source and contact investigation. The contact details are only provided if it appears that there is reason to do so, such as in the event of a possible infection.

  1. What are the legal Covid-19 restrictions?

Firstly you will need a Corona certificate. Please check the website of the event you are going to visit as well. Pay particular attention to the instructions on the location.

  1. Do I have to be tested every day?

If you do not have a QR code or certificate with which you can prove that you have been vaccinated or recovered of Covid-19, you need a negative test result. That test result is valid for 24 hours. If you are going to the event for several days, you will need a valid test result for each day.

  1. What should I bring to the event?

A valid Covid entry pass that shows you have been vaccinated, tested negative (no more than 24 hours old) or have been cured of Covid-19. In addition, your entry ticket for the event and your proof of identity.

  1. I’m not from the Netherlands, can I also use ‘Test for Entry’ (Testen voor Toegang)?

Yes, anyone who wants to visit an event that requires a corona pass can use ‘Test for Entry’ (Testen voor Toegang). You must make an appointment prior to the event for this test.



Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022
10:00 hrs. - 18:00 hrs.
Thursday Nov. 10, 2022
10:00 hrs. - 18:00 hrs.
Friday Nov. 11, 2022
10:00 hrs. - 17:00 hrs.

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