Updated March 8, 2022

NBAA’s highest priority is the health and safety of all event participants. We are actively monitoring the news around the Omicron variant as well as changing event regulations in the state of California. Following the guidance of health and safety experts, any adjustments to the health and safety plans for the 2022 NBAA International Operators Conference (IOC2022) will be detailed on this page.

Entry Requirements

Per Los Angeles municipal code, all IOC2022 participants must present photo identification and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, unless covered by an exemption.

IOC2022 Vaccination Deadline

To be fully vaccinated by the opening day of IOC2022, you must receive the second dose of an approved two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (such as Pfizer or Moderna), or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, by Feb. 28, 2022.

NBAA is working with CLEAR to allow participants to securely provide proof of full vaccination.

Proof of Full Vaccination

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 Phizer/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.

At this time, a booster shot is not required. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that eligible individuals get a booster shot.

Permitted Exemptions

Los Angeles municipal code permits an exemption to the requirement to show proof of vaccination if an individual provides self-attestation of a medical condition or restriction or a sincerely held religious belief and provides proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

The following is required to participate in IOC2022 without providing proof of vaccination:

  • Written self-attestation of a medical condition or restriction or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination;
  • Digital or printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a test provider or laboratory; and
  • Photo identification.

The COVID-19 test must have been conducted within 24 hours of badge pick up (for antigen tests) and within 48 hours of badge pick up (for PCR tests). Self-test results and tests other than PCR and antigen tests will not be accepted.

On-Site Testing

NBAA will offer on-site testing for individuals who qualify for the exemption above and do not present proof of full vaccination or a negative test result.

Attendees utilizing this service will be responsible for the cost of the test.

Please be aware that participants will not be permitted access to the IOC2022 venue while awaiting the test results.

Using the CLEAR App

To securely provide proof of full vaccination, download the CLEAR app and complete these steps before you arrive:

  1. Open the CLEAR app and tap on the White Health Pass tile.
  2. Select “NBAA” under “All” locations and then select the event name “NBAA International Operators Conference.”
  3. Follow prompts to confirm your proof of vaccination by uploading your CDC vaccine card or digitally linking to your vaccine by providing the product name and manufacturer lot number.

A green Health Pass means you’re good to go! Show it at the CLEAR entrance when you arrive.

Scan the QR Code below to set up your CLEAR Heath Pass or install the app.

If you still have questions, contact clientservices@clearme.com.

Face Coverings

Masks are not required at IOC2022. However, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health strongly recommends that masks be worn in most indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.


The California Department of Public Health recommends that travelers arriving in or returning to California from other states or countries should test 3-5 days after arrival. Review the California Department of Public Health travel advisory.

Venue Safety

Additional information on health and safety protocols and what to expect at The Westin Bonaventure are available on the hotel website.

Important COVID-19 Information

COVID-19, a highly infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is currently classified as a pandemic by public health authorities. It is associated with severe symptoms including acute respiratory issues, severe damage to lungs and other organs and death. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, and individuals over age 65 and people of any age who have certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 is not fully understood at this time, and understanding of the symptoms, risks and spread of the disease may change over time. Although NBAA will take all reasonable safety precautions to protect the health of participants, because thousands of attendees are expected, NBAA cannot guarantee that participants will not be exposed to COVID-19 during attendance at the event.

COVID-19 Liability Waiver/Assumption of Risk

All participants at IOC2022 acknowledge that their participation is completely voluntary and that they understand the dangers of COVID-19 and the risks of exposure described above. All participants further acknowledge that they assume all risks associated with COVID-19 in connection with attendance at IOC2022, including risks to their own health and the health of others with whom they may come in contact during or after IOC2022 (“Assumed Risks”). Additionally, all participants at IOC2022 agree, on behalf of themselves, their heirs and assigns, and anyone who might assert a claim on their behalf, to release, indemnify and hold harmless NBAA, the IOC2022 venues, NBAA partners and their respective owners, directors, officers, employees, representatives, heirs and assigns from any and all liability, claims or causes of action that may be released under applicable law arising from or relating to the Assumed Risks. This release includes any claims for personal injury, disease, death, property loss or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and any right to seek damages.

Any person who attends an NBAA convention, conference, seminar or other program grants permission to NBAA, its employees and agents (collectively "NBAA") to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of NBAA, including advertisements for NBAA and its programs.