Updated Oct. 8, 2021

Consistent with its core value of safety, NBAA has adopted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for 2021 NBAA-BACE designed to ensure a safe, interactive and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors. All registrants – including attendees, exhibit personnel and guests, press and students – must present proof of full vaccination to enter the NBAA-BACE venues as described below.

By adopting this requirement, NBAA-BACE participants 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.


Proof of Full Vaccination

All NBAA-BACE registrants must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter NBAA-BACE venues. People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer/COMIRNATY or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

In addition to Prizer/COMIRNATY, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, accepted vaccines include those authorized for use by the World Health Organization, including vaccines produced by AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

Mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization are permitted to establish full vaccination status.

For further information on approved vaccines, refer to the World Health Organization. For help finding a COVID-19 vaccine, visit vaccines.gov.

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.

Dates and Locations

All individuals entering the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center or the aircraft display at Henderson Executive Airport from Oct. 12-14 must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

In addition, proof of full vaccination is required for accessing events before and after NBAA-BACE.

Date Location Event
Sunday, Oct. 10 Las Vegas Convention Center • NBAA PDP Courses
• NBAA Tax Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Monday, Oct. 11 Las Vegas Convention Center • NBAA PDP Courses
• NBAA Tax Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
• Small Operator Symposium
• Press Conferences
• Meeting Rooms
Henderson Executive Airport • Press Conferences
• Exhibitor-hosted Activities
Tuesday, Oct. 12 Las Vegas Convention Center • All NBAA-BACE exhibits and events
Henderson Executive Airport • All NBAA-BACE exhibits and events
Wednesday, Oct. 13 Las Vegas Convention Center • All NBAA-BACE exhibits and events
Henderson Executive Airport • All NBAA-BACE exhibits and events
Thursday, Oct. 14 Las Vegas Convention Center • All NBAA-BACE exhibits and events
Henderson Executive Airport • All NBAA-BACE exhibits and events
Friday, Oct. 15 Las Vegas Convention Center • NBAA PDP Courses
Saturday, Oct. 16 Las Vegas Convention Center • NBAA PDP Courses

This list is subject to change.

Proof of vaccination will not be required on the exhibit floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center on move-in and move-out days. Therefore, all individuals entering the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 5-11 and Oct. 15-17 must wear a mask. Participants in the events listed in the table above will present proof of vaccine prior to entering designated areas and may remove their mask at that time.

Due to CDC and TSA requirements, masks are also required while in inside areas (including chalets, restrooms and the registration tent) at the aircraft display at Henderson Executive Airport. 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.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get answers to common questions about the NBAA-BACE vaccine requirement and the process for providing proof of vaccination. If you have additional questions, email info@nbaa.org.


Why is NBAA requiring vaccines to attend 2021 NBAA-BACE?

The state of Nevada has mandated that conventions either:

  • require vaccinations for all attendees and exhibitors, with mask wearing as a personal choice
  • 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 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.


What is the process for complying with the proof of vaccine requirement?

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.

Are COVID-19 vaccination cards from other countries accepted?

Yes, official COVID-19 vaccination record cards from other countries may be used as proof of vaccination. Use the CrowdRx line outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall or Henderson Executive Airport for this vaccine verification option. Present your card and a government-issued photo ID.

Health Pass by CLEAR is only available for those with a U.S. CDC-issued vaccination card.


What if I forget or lose my COVID-19 vaccination card?

NBAA-BACE participants not planning to use Health Pass by CLEAR are encouraged to keep a photo of the front and back of their COVID-19 vaccination record card. If the actual card is lost or misplaced, participants may present this photo to CrowdRx for review. A government-issued photo ID will also be required.

For the most efficient entry possible, NBAA-BACE participants are encouraged to use the free CLEAR mobile app to provide a secure, digital proof of vaccination.


Does the vaccine requirement apply to exhibitor move-in and move-out?

The state’s vaccine requirement does not apply on move-in and move-out days on the exhibit floor or at the aircraft display.

Because of this, all individuals entering the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 5-11 and Oct. 15-17 must wear a mask to comply with Nevada’s mask mandate.


Are there waivers or exceptions to the state’s vaccination mandate?

The state of Nevada does not allow for exceptions or alternative means of compliance under its mandate. Therefore, NBAA cannot accept religious and medical exemptions, negative COVID-19 tests or positive antibody tests in place of proof of vaccination. NBAA encourages prospective attendees who do not meet the vaccine requirement to explore the 2021 NBAA-BACE hybrid content.


What vaccines are acceptable? Are vaccine blends acceptable?

Accepted vaccines include those authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization. These include vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech (COMIRNATY), Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

Mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of vaccines recognized by the World Health Organization are permitted to establish full vaccination status.

For further information on approved vaccines, refer to the World Health Organization. For help finding a COVID-19 vaccine, visit vaccines.gov.


May partially vaccinated people attend NBAA-BACE?

No. All NBAA-BACE registrants must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to enter NBAA-BACE venues.

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer/COMIRNATY or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

In addition to Prizer/COMIRNATY, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, accepted vaccines include those authorized for use by the World Health Organization, including vaccines produced by AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac.


What are some of the other safety protocols that will be in place for NBAA-BACE?

NBAA has partnered with CrowdRX, a medical consulting team with decades of experience, to provide best-in-class health and safety protocols.

In addition, the Las Vegas Convention Center 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 FAQs (PDF)

LVCC GBAC Star Facility Fact Sheet (PDF)

The Las Vegas Convention Center has been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation. 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.


Additional Resources

For additional information, review NBAA-BACE: Getting Together, Safely.

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