Updated Dec. 3, 2021

NBAA’s highest priority is the health and safety of all event participants. This resource details the current requirements for all SDC2022 participants and the steps taken by NBAA and the San Diego Convention Center to ensure a safe, interactive and successful event for all attendees and exhibitors. Additional details will be provided in advance of the event.


Entry Requirements

All SDC2022 participants will be required to present proof of one of the following upon each entry to the venue:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, or
  • A negative result from a COVID-19 lab test conducted within the prior 48 hours

SDC2022 Vaccination Deadline

To be fully vaccinated by the opening day* of SDC2022, you must receive the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by Jan. 4, 2022.

* The deadline for exhibit personnel working during exhibit move-in will be earlier.

NBAA is working with CLEAR to allow participants to securely provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test. More information on using Health Pass by CLEAR will be available in advance of the event.

On-Site Testing

NBAA will offer on-site testing for individuals who 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 SDC2022 venue while awaiting the test results.

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 Pfizer/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. Booster shots are not required to be considered fully vaccinated at this time.

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.

Proof of Negative Lab Test Result

Participants choosing this option will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 result from a lab test. Results will be valid for entry for 48 hours from the time the test was conducted. Therefore, participants attending SDC2022 on multiple days may require more than one test.

Additional details on providing proof of a negative lab test result will be available in advance of the event.


Face Coverings

In accordance with state and local regulations, individuals who do not present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 must wear a mask at SDC2022. While masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, current guidance from the California Department of Public Health encourages their use for everyone in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks must completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly and be secured to the head. Masks must be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves or punctures.


Venue Safety

Additional information on health and safety protocols and re-opening procedures is available at the San Diego Convention Center website. Review Reopening & Safe Meetings at the SDCC.


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 SDC2022 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 SDC2022, including risks to their own health and the health of others with whom they may come in contact during or after SDC2022 (“Assumed Risks”). Additionally, all participants at SDC2022 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 SDC2022 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.