Updated Oct. 8, 2021

NBAA’s highest priority is the health and safety of all event participants, who are our partners. This resource details the requirements for all NBAA-BACE participants and the steps taken by NBAA, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and Henderson Executive Airport to ensure a safe, interactive and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors.

Consistent with its core value of safety, NBAA has adopted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for 2021 NBAA-BACE. All registrants, including exhibit personnel, must present proof of full vaccination to enter the NBAA-BACE venues. This requirement applies to all activities on show days, Oct. 12-14, and to select pre- and post-show events, including press conferences, the 2021 Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and NBAA PDP Courses. Learn more about the NBAA-BACE vaccine requirement.

By adopting this requirement, NBAA-BACE attendees and exhibitors will have the personal choice with regard to mask wearing in most areas of the show and will not be subject to Nevada’s strict mask mandate.

  • Vaccinations
    • Requirements
    • FAQs
  • Safety Measures
    • Face Coverings
    • Hand Sanitizer Stations
  • Venue Safety
    • GBAC Star Accreditation
    • LVCC Protocols
  • Cleaning
    • Sanitation
    • Waste Removal
  • Resources
    • Vegas Smart
    • LVCVA COVID-19 Updates
    • COVID Trace App


All NBAA-BACE participants must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter NBAA-BACE venues. Learn more about the NBAA-BACE vaccine requirement.

The state of Nevada has mandated that conventions either:

  • require COVID-19 vaccinations for all attendees and exhibitors, with mask wearing as a personal choice or
  • require all attendees and exhibitors to wear a mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status

NBAA adopted the requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations, after consulting with many in the aviation community, health and safety experts, state and local officials, and organizers of other large trade shows.

This option is less disruptive and more effective for ensuring a safe and fully interactive show. A vaccine requirement has also quickly become a best safety practice for trade shows and other live events, including Las Vegas Raiders games and CES (formerly known as Consumer Electronics Show).

There are two ways that proof of COVID-19 vaccination can be provided:

  1. Using Health Pass by CLEAR at 2021 NBAA-BACE
    For the most efficient entry possible, NBAA-BACE participants may use the free CLEAR mobile app to provide a secure, digital proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Health Pass by CLEAR.
  2. Presenting your vaccination card to CrowdRX on-site
    NBAA-BACE participants who are unable to use, or do not wish to use, Health Pass by CLEAR may present their COVID-19 vaccination record card. A government-issued photo ID will also be required. Use the CrowdRx line outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall or at Henderson Executive Airport for this vaccine verification option.

Review more details of the vaccine requirement and find answers to frequently asked questions on Complying with the NBAA-BACE Vaccination Requirement.

Safety Measures

Face Coverings

By adopting a COVID-19 vaccine requirement, mask wearing will be a personal choice for NBAA-BACE attendees and exhibitors in most areas at the LVCC and Henderson Executive Airport. This will make the show more interactive and successful. Persons who wish to wear masks are encouraged to do so.

Masks will still be required in the following situations due to federal and state mask mandates:

  • Shuttle bus travel, which is considered public transportation
  • Onboard the NBAA-BACE helicopter shuttle, powered by BLADE and operated by Maverick Helicopters
  • Exhibit move-in on Oct. 5-11 and move-out on Oct. 15-17
  • Before Oct. 12 and after Oct. 14 upon entry to the Las Vegas Convention Center
    Vaccine verification for pre- and post-show events, such as the 2021 Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and NBAA PDP Courses, will take place on the first floor. Once cleared, attendees may access the second floor where masks will be optional.
  • Inside areas (including chalets, restrooms and the registration tent) at the aircraft display at Henderson Executive Airport
    CDC and TSA orders require all individuals on the premises of an airport to wear masks while indoors. This requirement does not apply while outdoors, onboard aircraft on display, to individuals actively eating or drinking or to individuals working alone in a private office.

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the LVCC including meeting room corridors, exhibit areas and food and beverage areas.

Venue Safety

2021 NBAA-BACE indoor exhibits will be held at the LVCC’s brand new, state-of-the-art West Hall. The LVCC was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. Considered the gold standard for safe facilities, the GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19.

The LVCC has outlined detailed safety protocols that will be in place during all events at the venue, including NBAA-BACE, and are continuing to make changes to be compliant with the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and quality.


LVCC GBAC Star Facility Fact Sheet


The LVCC has adopted the following enhanced cleaning practices:

  • Deep cleaning of the LVCC West Hall prior to the NBAA-BACE
  • Use of electrostatic sprayers containing approved disinfectant on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, escalator handrails and seating areas
  • Sanitize restrooms on an hourly basis
  • Increased frequency of waste removal and strengthen waste separation
  • Increase frequency of back-of-house cleaning
  • Sanitizing all AV equipment between uses


Review the following resources for guidance on traveling to and around Las Vegas. This list will be updated as new information becomes available.

  • Vegas Smart
    This program developed by the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA) includes information about local health and safety guidelines and mandates, as well as links to the individual health and safety plans for Las Vegas hotels.
  • LVCVA COVID-19 Updates
    Review the latest information about mask requirements and social distancing guidelines from state and local health authorities.
  • Henderson Executive Airport News
    Get updates from the airport and access the Nevada COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook, as well as guidelines and travel advisories.
  • McCarran International Airport COVID-19 Newsroom
    Review health and safety information for traveling through the airport.
  • Nevada’s COVID Trace App
    Developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, this mobile app was designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 through contract tracing.
  • CDC Information for International Travel During COVID-19
    Review CDC recommendations and requirements, including the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.
  • CDC Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States
    Several Presidential proclamations established restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the United States.

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