COVID latest advice

Keeping PRSE 2021 Covid-safe

The organisers of PRSE 2021 would like to reassure you that we are working closely with the venue and all suppliers to ensure we deliver a Covid-safe event in November. We will adhere to all local government guidelines. Advice and details will appear here as and when they develop.

Entry conditions to the RAI

October 2021Click here for RAI entry requirements 

Latest update from RAI on entering the Netherlands 6th October for vaccinated and non vaccinated travellers

FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS:

Fully vaccinated travellers from countries outside the EU / Schengen, designated as a very high-risk area (including the UK and US), need five things for travelling to the Netherlands as per September 22:

1. PASSPORT 

2. HEALTH DECLARATION FORM: All travellers aged 13 or older who are flying from and to the Netherlands must carry a health declaration. Please click here for the instructions and documents.

3. PROOF OF VACCINATION & VACCINE DECLARATION FORM: There are travel restrictions for travellers from (very) high-risk area’s to the Netherlands. However, fully vaccinated travellers are exempt from the EU travel ban and welcome in the Netherlands without having to quarantine upon arrival. Travellers need a proof of vaccination and vaccine declaration form. If a traveller is not (fully) vaccinated, we advise him to contact the organiser of the event.

4. NEGATIVE COVID TEST: To enter the Netherlands from a (very) high-risk area, a traveller needs either a negative PCR test result from less than 48 hours before departure or a negative antigen test result from less than 24 hours before.

5. QUARANTINE DECLARATION FORM: A traveller needs to complete a quarantine declaration form, which can be printed and must be taken during travelling. The instruction to the traveller is: please tick the box that indicates that you fall into an exemption category. In the exemption category box, the traveller can write “Fully vaccinated” and in the supporting document box “Proof of vaccination”. Nothing else is required in section 2 or 3.

NOT (FULLY) VACCINATED TRAVELLERS:

Not (fully) vaccinated travellers from countries outside the EU / Schengen, designated as a very high-risk area (including the UK and US), need six things for travelling to the Netherlands as per September 22:

1. PASSPORT

2. HEALTH DECLARATION FORM: All travellers aged 13 or older who are flying from and to the Netherlands must carry a health declaration. Please click here for the instructions and documents.

3. NEGATIVE COVID TEST: To enter the Netherlands from a (very) high-risk area, a traveller needs either a negative PCR test result from less than 48 hours before departure or a negative antigen test result from less than 24 hours before.

4. LETTER OF INVITATION: There are travel restrictions for not (fully) vaccinated travellers from very high-risk areas to the Netherlands (such as a travel ban and a quarantine obligation). If a traveller is not fully vaccinated, he may qualify for a business travel exemption to these travel restrictions with a letter of invitation from RAI. On request of the traveller, the organiser will send a personal invitation letter as written by RAI.

5. DIPLOMATIC NOTE: To enter the Netherlands on the basis of the business travel exemption, the traveller must have a diplomatic note issued by a Dutch embassy stating that he falls under an exemption to the entry ban.

6. QUARANTINE DECLARATION FORM: A traveller needs to complete a quarantine declaration form, which can be printed and must be taken during travelling. The instruction to the traveller is: please tick the box that indicates that you fall into an exemption category. In the exemption category box, the traveller can write “Significant contribution to Dutch economy” and in the supporting document box “Letter of invitation from a Dutch business”. Nothing else is required in section 2 or 3.

The proof of vaccination must:

- have been issued following vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or is on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO);

· - have been issued based on full vaccination. That means that:

· the vaccination schedule consists of a single dose and this single dose has been administered (Janssen); or · the vaccination schedule consists of two doses and:

· both doses have been administered, or

· one dose has been administered and it has been confirmed that the person vaccinated had previously been infected with the virus SARS-CoV-2.

· - have been issued in one of the following languages: · Dutch · English · French · German · Italian · Portuguese · Spanish ·

- include the following:

· information identifying the person who has been vaccinated;

· information demonstrating that the person in question has been fully vaccinated against the virus SARS-CoV-2;

· the name of the vaccine and the name of the manufacturer or marketing authorisation holder of each dose of the vaccine administered;

· the date on which each dose of the vaccine was administered;

· the name of the country in which the vaccine was administered;

· the name of the issuer of the proof of vaccination.

Approved vaccines:

The vaccine you received must have been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or be on the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is currently the case for the following vaccines:

· Astra Zeneca EU (Vaxzevria) ;

· Astra Zeneca - Japan (Vaxzevria);

· Astra Zeneca - Australia (Vaxzevria);

· Astra Zeneca-SK Bio (Vaxzevria);

· Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine - United States of America;

· Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty);

· Johnson & Johnson ((COVID-19 Vaccine) Janssen);

· Moderna (Spikevax);

· Serum Institute of India (Covishield);

· Sinopharm BIBP;

· Sinovac.

Decision from Dutch Government

16th September 2021: Great news for the Event Industry! Read here for the latest update on live events in the Netherlands

Quarantine exemption

3rd September 2021: The RAI has confirmed that an exemption for quarantine is being made for business travellers from a high risk area such as the UK (from September 4th also applicable to: US, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia) – On the condition that the person is fully vaccinated and has the needed proof for this.

Entry conditions to the RAI

31st August 2021: Click here to read the entry requirements for visitors and exhibitors to the RAI, Amsterdam. Please note these are current regulations as of August 2021 and are subject to review in September 2021.

Statement from the RAI - 22nd July 2021

22nd July 2021: Click here to read a joint statement from the City of Amsterdam and RAI Amsterdam underlining their commitment to start hosting B to B events from September onwards.

Update from the RAI, Amsterdam

1st July 2021: Update from the RAI, Amsterdam

Nearly back to normal | Good news for events in the Netherlands

Recently the Dutch government announced good news in their press conference. The communicated measures have now been published in the Temporary regulation for Covid-19 measures. The rapid decrease in the number of positive tests and the number of Corona patients in the hospitals, and the speed of the Covid-19 vaccination programme (more than 15.5 million doses administered now), make it possible to implement impactful relaxations sooner than scheduled.

It is with great pleasure to present you the ease of measures that are expected to apply during events as of this September, by granting access to the event with the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC).

This certificate, to be used at RAI Amsterdam as of 1 July, ensures that events can go back to normal, after entering the venue. It works through an app which generates a QR code that shows if a visitor has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, tested negatively for- or recovered from Covid-19.

The following easing of measures apply when access to the event is granted with the DCC:

- It is no longer necessary to keep a distance of 1.5-metre between visitors.

- Locations may open at full capacity: there is no maximum number of visitors.

- Catering activities can take place as normal and without a limited number of visitors.

- Wearing a face mask is no longer needed.

Please note that it is still mandatory for all exhibitor personnel and visitors to register in advance. VISITORS CAN REGISTER HERE. A health check must be performed upon entry.

Other developments in the Netherlands concerning the relaxation of measures:

- As of 26 June a face mask is only obligated when keeping a 1.5-metre distance is not possible.

- Restaurants, pubs and other catering activities have fully reopened (outside and inside).

Traveling from and to the Netherlands

As of 1 July the EU Digital COVID Certificate will also be active for travelling within Europe. The certificate provides proof that a person is either vaccinated, tested negatively or has recovered. Other initiatives developed, or to be developed, elsewhere in the world can be linked to this EU certificate as well. This certificate facilitates safe and free movement within the EU. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is continuously increasing their operations. An update of all destinations and frequencies can be found on their website.

Dutch Government opening plan update

28th May 2021: Please click here to view the Dutch's government's updated opening plan

Update from Dutch Government

28th April 2021: Please click here to view the Dutch's government's plan to reopen society

Coronavirus and the RAI

February 2021: As RAI Amsterdam we follow the measures announced by the Dutch government to prevent any further spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. We are in contact with the local government and event organisers to determine which events can take place and in what form. Everything revolves around ensuring the health of all who come to the RAI. For this purpose the coronavirus protocol, RAI Amsterdam - Safe, Responsible and Hospitable, has been developed which is based on the events sector protocol. We are ready to host and organise business events at the RAI, conform the 1.5-metre-guideline.

Please click here to read more about the developments on this subject.

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Postponed until 2021 – PRSE Virtual announced

8th September 2020: PRSE 2020, which had been scheduled to take place on 27 and 28 October 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam, is postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

PRSE Virtual will take place on 9-11 December 2020. Please visit the PRSE Virtual site for more information and to register to attend!


PRSE 2020: Delivering a Covid-safe event

14th August 2020: Click here to see the measures we are taking to ensure PRSE 2020 is a Covid-safe event for all attendees.

Rai covid protocols and guidelines

29th July 2020: Click here to view Rai covid protocols and guidelines

Health protocols from the Rai for visitors to PRSE

27th July 2020: Click here for Health protocols from the Rai, Amsterdam

Coronavirus advice from the Government of the Netherlands

25th June 2020: Click here for coronavirus advice from the Government of the Netherlands

New Dates Confirmed for Plastics Recycling Show Europe

13 March 2020: The organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) have confirmed that the 2020 event has been rescheduled to take place on 27 and 28 October at the RAI Amsterdam.

The news follows the announcement earlier this week that PRSE 2020 was being postponed from its original dates of 25 and 26 March in the light of the evolving novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.

The rescheduling has been made following consultations with exhibitors, speakers, pre-registered visitors and the venue, and considering the significant impact of international travel at this time. The organisers’ first consideration under these difficult circumstances must be for the health and well-being of all stakeholders involved in the event while national governments seek to contain the spread of this disease.

The announcement of the winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will also now take place at PRSE on 28 October 2020.

The organisers thank exhibitors, speakers, awards finalists and event visitors for their ongoing support for the Plastics Recycling Show Europe and the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe.

Plastics Recycling Show Europe Postponed – New Dates to be Announced

10 March 2020: The organisers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) have announced the postponement of PRSE 2020, scheduled to take place on 25 and 26 March 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam, in the light of the evolving novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.

The decision was made following consultations with exhibitors, speakers, pre-registered visitors and the venue, and considering the significant impact of international travel at this time.

Our first consideration under these difficult circumstances must be for the health and well-being of all stakeholders involved in the event while national governments seek to contain the spread of this disease.

We are currently liaising with our exhibitors and other stakeholders to arrange alternative dates for PRSE. We will issue a further announcement as soon as dates are confirmed. The latest information will also be posted on the event website: https://prseventeurope.com/

The announcement of the winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, due to be made on 26 March has also been postponed.

We thank our exhibitors, speakers, awards finalists and event visitors for their ongoing support for the Plastics Recycling Show Europe and the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe.

Coronavirus Advice Update 3rd March 2020

03 March 2020 – As organisers of Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2020 we are closely following all developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are coordinating daily via RAI Amsterdam with all relevant bodies including the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the municipal health service (GGD), Amsterdam council and Schiphol airport. Our priority is always on safeguarding health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, employees and suppliers.

As of 3rd March the Plastics Recycling Show Europe is set to continue as planned on 25 and 26 March, as there are currently no concerns regarding the holding of any trade shows in Amsterdam. We are keeping the situation under review on a daily basis.

We advise all visitors, exhibitors, employees and suppliers – to follow the guidelines and precautions of the RIVM and GGD concerning hygiene regulations:

• Wash your hands frequently and use the hand-disinfection products available at the RAI

• Sneeze and cough in a paper tissue or the inside of your elbow

• Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory complaints

• Greet each other verbally or wave

The following precautions are in place at events in RAI Amsterdam:

• Hand-disinfection products are placed at all entrances and in public spaces and bathrooms

• More first aid posts. First aid employees are instructed on how to identify symptoms and deal with any possible cases

• Awareness on cleaning and sanitizing

• Awareness campaign on personal hygiene

Coronavirus Advice for PRSE 2020 Attendees

27 February 2020: The organisers of PRSE are closely following developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are introducing a number of precautions to help ensure the health and well-being of our visitors and exhibitors. The venue RAI Amsterdam are following guidelines of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and The Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD) to help prevent possible contamination and spread in and around the RAI Amsterdam.

• We request visitors DO NOT attend PRSE if they have visited the following category 1 countries or areas 17 days or less prior to the event:

  • China 
  • Iran 
  • Daegu or Cheongdo, South Korea 
  • Any Italian town under containment measures (see the map here)

• We request visitors and exhibitors DO NOT attend PRSE if they believe they may have come into contact with anyone affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

• Extra hand disinfectants are being placed at all entrances and in public spaces and toilet areas.

• RAI first aid workers are instructed in recognising symptoms and how to deal with a possible illness.

• Additional cleaning rounds will be performed, and registration and presentation material are cleaned and disinfected after use.

• Signs outlining good health and hygiene will be displayed. This includes advice on hand washing, hand shaking and using gels for hand sanitisation.

• The Netherlands is well prepared for an outbreak of pathogens, such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is fast at detecting diseases and responds quickly with measures to prevent further spread.

For all on-site attendees and personnel we advise to follow these precautions:

• Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections

• Avoid handshaking or excessive contact, a simple verbal greeting will suffice

• Frequent hand washing or the use of hand disinfectants is recommended

• People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands)


This advice is being continually reviewed in the light of developments. Please return to this page for the latest update.