Breaking news: end of social distancing measure and mandatory quarantine

15 September 2021

An important announcement was made by the Dutch government this Tuesday. As of Saturday 25 September, a further relaxation of Covid measures will take place in the Netherlands, including the elimination of the social distancing measure. As of Wednesday 22 September, fully vaccinated travellers coming out of very high-risk areas are exempt from the mandatory quarantine*.

As Amsterdam Drone Week 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 Amsterdam Drone Week, in accordance with our exhibitors and suppliers.

 

Which measures are still in place at Amsterdam Drone Week?
To summarize, the following measures apply for all events in the Netherlands as of 25 September: • The EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) is used to gain entry to an event. This means a person is either fully vaccinated, has a valid negative Covid test or valid proof of recovery (valid paper version is also approved)*
A health check (triage) is performed to gain entry to an event
At locations and/or events without fixed seating, the visitor capacity is maximised at 75%
At locations and/or events where fixed seating applies, the full visitor capacity can be used. This also applies for open air events with or without fixed seating
Events which last more than one day are allowed, provided the DCC is re-checked daily

 

Additional measures of interest
At all hospitality businesses, such as restaurants and cafes, the EU Digital Covid Certificate is used to gain entry. The mandatory closing time between 00.00 and 06.00 pm continues to apply as well as a mandatory registration and health check

We have put a lot of effort into making our event a success. With the current measures and our own precautions in place, we are looking forward to feeling that energy and experiencing real interaction at live events. An experience we have all missed so much.

* This accounts for travellers who have received a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or a vaccine on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO). This list is found at the bottom of the following website. Fully vaccinated travellers were already exempt from the travel ban.