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MWC visitors face strict Covid entry protocols

Ian White
December 1, 2021

Attendees at Mobile World Congress, which runs from 28 February 28  March 3, will have to certify their vaccination status and provide a negative test or certification of recovery from Covid-19  to get into the venue the GSM Association has said.

This will apply to visitors, staff, on-site workers, exhibitors, suppliers and other partners.

Other measures include wearing FFP2-standard masks, enhanced ventilation in the venue; increased cleaning and sanitation measures; and crowd monitoring.

Spain has imposed strict new entry requirements in response to the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Exhibitors  including Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Telefonica, Vodafone, and ZTE among others

Around 75 per cent of visitors to this year’s MWC held at the end of June were from Spain. Around 35,000 people in total attended the show, down from 109,000 in 2019. IN 2019 76,300 from outside Spain attended.

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