Health and Safety at JWS

In the last couple of months, the United Arab Emirates has been hosting huge exhibitions and as we welcome you back to JWS  with minimum impact on your experience, comprehensive safety measures have been implemented for your safe and secure visit. 

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health and travel guidance. Please be aware that effective from 26th February 2022, all tourists and residents no longer need a test before you fly to Abu Dhabi if you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours, or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. Your recovery certificate must be dated within 30 days of departure and have a QR code. Please click here to find out more details and what is required for the country you are travelling from/to.

UAE attendees:

  • Have your Al Hosn App ready before going to the venue and ensure your green status.

International attendees:

  • Present AlHosn App green pass at all entry points in the venue,
  • Or, present their vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test result conducted in the UAE within 14 days.
  • Non- vaccinated participants need to present a negative PCR test result conducted in the UAE, and valid for no more than 96 hours prior entrance to the event.  

Please clickhere for the full guidelines for entering events in Abu Dhabi.

Your Well-Being Comes First

The health and safety of our colleagues, partners and audiences remains our number one priority. Our Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health and Safety strategy aims to reduce the assessed risks of COVID-19 by complementing and building on those community and other industry safeguards already deployed outside of the trade exhibition and event setting. This strategy demonstrates to all our partners and visitors that we are able to run COVID-19 safe and compliant shows in the countries where we are permitted.  In the UAE, we strictly adhere to all the rules and regulations laid out by the Government authorities, including the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism DCT, and in collaboration with ADNEC the JWS venue. CLICK HERE FOR ALL SAFETY GUIDELINES FROM ADNEC.”

NB: event health and safety precautionary guidelines are subject to change as directed by the local authorities.


If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention and do not attend the event.  The event will be delivered with the strict standards of health and safety measures including wearing a mask at all times, social distancing, contactless transactions and general hygiene protocols. We encourage all guests to exercise social responsibility.

Inbound Travel Advice - Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. Click here for more info.

Contactless Registration - Online pre-registration is required for all events for contact tracing purposes. Please download your e-badge to your smartphone before you arrive onsite or bring your printed e-badge, which will be scanned on entrance and exit. 

All attendees are required to wear a facemask in all areas of the show and at all times.

Social distancing and direction floor marks are to be respected. Keep to the 2 meters social distancing guideline.

Minimum distribution of onsite literature, any distribution points will be manned by staff in PPE.

ADNEC will maintain the highest standards of cleaning before, during and after the event including overnight sanitisation of halls, and regular cleaning of high touch public areas. 

Exhibitors will make appropriate changes to their stand designs which comply with the government social distancing guidance. They will be responsible for monitoring their stand capacities to ensure this controlled at all times.

Aisles will be a min of 2.5m width for 1-way traffic and 4m for 2-way traffic. Wider aisles and one way systems will be in place to support social distancing. Clear messaging will be added on all aisles to show the direction of pedestrian movement.

Exhibition hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4m2 gross. The maximum capacity for each area must be observed.

ADNEC is maintaining the air quality of our indoor environment to the highest ASHREA standards with additional efforts focused on extraction and air cleaning. 

We encourage contactless transactions.

Avoid shaking hands and exchanging business cards.

There will be real-time monitoring of crowd density.

All F&B outlets at ADNEC operate in line with government guidelines on capacity, social distancing and safety regulations.

Sanitisers are readily available at multiple locations.

Prayer rooms are opened following federal guidelines and directions.

Exhibit Safe

Exhibiting at JWS may look a little different this year, but it will continue to be the place where ideas spark and new opportunities begin. Click here for information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, onsite precautions and improved stand-build procedures

COVID-19 Safety & Security

Your safety and security is our priority.  For the health and wellbeing of all attendees the following additional measures must be observed.


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