A Covid access pass is a proof of vaccination, a recent negative test result or proof of recovery. Using the CoronaCheck app, you can demonstrate one of these three points. Download the CoronaCheck app or go to CoronaCheck.nl to request printed proof. On this website, you can read more on how to request a Covid access pass and what you must take with you when you are visiting the Jaarbeurs.
No, a negative test result is only valid if you have carried it out via testenvoortoegang.org. You can make an appointment through this website.
No, RIVM’s advice is still to stay at home if you have symptoms and to get tested. We ask that you do not attend meetings or events if you have symptoms.
You may use a passport, EU driving licence or EU identity card to identify yourself.
Yes, if you leave the building and return, you will be asked again to show your Covid access pass.
If you do not have a smartphone, or would prefer to have your Covid access pass on paper, you can print it out using the CoronaCheck.nl website.
No, only the Covid access pass is valid for access to our meetings and events.
International visitors are also requested to present a Covid access pass by means of an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC). EU citizens and residents are able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU.
You can fin more information on how to get the certificate from your national health authority via the website below. This website is available in several languages:
When do you need a Covid acces pass?
Yes, the measures are in force for all our visitors, regardless of the length of stay.
It is currently obligatory within hospitality to show a Covid access pass. An employee will request on arrival that you show the CoronaCheck app combined with a valid proof of identity.
To keep meetings and events as safe as possible, it is obligatory to show a Covid access pass for all our activities. If you do not have a recent proof of vaccination or recovery, you can use Test for Access to be tested shortly prior to the activity in order to show your Covid access pass in this way. Without a Covid access pass, it is unfortunately not possible to attend events or meetings taking place at the Jaarbeurs. In that case, get in touch with us to discuss what other options are available.
Fairs and events
Yes, it is a legal obligation for us to perform checks on Covid access passes every day. This applies to exhibitors, organisers and visitors. If you are not in possession of a proof of vaccination or recovery, this means that you must be tested again every 24 hours at a Test for Access (Testen voor Toegang) location.
As of 12 November 2021 there is a Testen voor Toegang location at the Jaarbeurs, at parking P3. Testing is only possible by appointment. Please schedule your appointment no longer than 2 weeks in advance via afspraak.testenvoortoegang.org. To select the location at the Jaarbeurs, please fill in 3521 AL and select location 'Utrecht - Jaarbeurs (P3)'.
Yes, at this moment wearing a face mask (preferably disposable medical masks, type 2) is obligatory when moving around.
Yes, at this moment it is mandatory to keep a distance of 1.5 metres. This applies to both events with fixed seating (such as meetings and conferences) and events with a continuous flow of visitors (such as exhibitions).
Yes. The Jaarbeurs follows the RIVM guidelines. It is currently still required to perform the health check prior to a meeting or event. Our staff will ask visitors health questions upon arrival.
No, testing via Test for Access is currently free.
The check for Covid access passes is provided in full by the Jaarbeurs. Our do this check at the entrance of our buildings. We do everything we can to ensure that access control runs smoothly and does not burden organisers with the costs and production output for this.
No. The Jaarbeurs has a continuous use permit and is registered on that basis.
From 25 September, we are obliged to ask all visitors for a Covid access pass. We are therefore unfortunately unable to admit visitors without a Covid access pass. Besides the fact that this is an obligation by law, we also believe that this is an important step forward in safely bringing together exhibitors and visitors. If you do not hold proof of vaccination or recent proof of recovery, you can use a negative test result to request a Covid access pass via testenvoortoegang.org.
For conferences and meetings with assigned seating the maximum capacity is equal to the number of visitors that can be accommodated 1.5 metres apart. This is around 1/3 of normal capacity, with a maximum of 1250.
The Jaarbeurs takes the safety of employees, guests and suppliers very seriously. From 25 September, we are obliged to check all visitors to our buildings hold a Covid access pass. Besides the fact that this is an obligation, we also believe that this is an important step forward in safely bringing together exhibitors and visitors.
Exhibitors and stand personnel are therefore also checked for Covid access passes during the fair’s opening hours because they come into contact with our visitors. Exhibitors and stand personnel will not be checked during the assembly and disassembly process.
Introducing an exception for exhibitor undermines the checks on Covid access passes for our visitors and does not contribute to ensuring that activities run safely in the Jaarbeurs.
We understand that we are asking for extra efforts from the crew and visitors without recent proof of recovery or vaccination, because they must be tested every 24 hours via Test for Access in order to gain access to the Jaarbeurs. Therefore there is a Testen voor Toegang location at the Jaarbeurs, at parking P3. Testing is only possible by appointment. Please schedule your appointment no longer than 2 weeks in advance via afspraak.testenvoortoegang.org. To select the location at the Jaarbeurs, please fill in 3521 AL and select location 'Utrecht - Jaarbeurs (P3)'.
Whether the entire team needs to quarantine depends on the exact situation. The Rijksoverheid government website provides up-to-date information on this. For this type of specific case, please contact your account manager.