Vancouver Convention Center
The Convention Center has strengthened its health and safety standards to prevent outbreaks. All of their rooms and high-touch surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected. They have installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility and they have a sophisticated HVAC that contributes to optimum efficiency, air quality, and guest comfort.
Meeting Rooms & Social Distancing
3D Basecamp will have ample meeting space and multiple outdoor terraces for attendees to utilize throughout the week. Pre-function foyers and ballrooms are spacious and lounge seating will be spread out to provide safe social distancing. Meeting rooms will be capped at a safe standard and will not be packed to ensure attendees are comfortable. Furthermore, attendees will be encouraged to stay home if they are feeling unwell.
As we all know, COVID-19 is a fast-changing situation that we are closely monitoring and will continue to do so in the months leading up to the conference. The health and well-being of our attendees, employees, exhibitors, staff and communities remain our top priority. We will continue to adhere to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the Government of Canada state and local authorities by adjusting our plans accordingly, if necessary.
What to expect in Canada
Canada is allowing fully vaccinated Americans and foreign nationals to enter the country. Each traveler’s passport and vaccination card needs to be scanned into the ArriveCAN app, along with an address of somewhere you’ll stay in case you need to quarantine in Canada. Randomly selected travelers will be PCR tested on-site.
Canada is still practicing social distancing and masks are worn both inside and frequently outside. As of August 24, 2021, the province of British Columbia has reintroduced a mask mandate for indoor public settings, including the Vancouver Convention Center.
According to Canada’s official vaccine tracker, about 66.5% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Vaccination & Testing Requirements
Fully vaccinated residents of the United States and international travels are currently allowed to enter Canada. Entry to Canada remains prohibited for all foreign travelers who are not fully vaccinated.
Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada:
- Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
- Moderna (mRNA-1273)
- AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
- Janssen/Johnson Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
All travelers must take a pre-entry test within 72 hours of scheduled departure. Airlines will refuse travelers who are unable to provide a valid molecular test result. At this time, proof of having a vaccine will not replace a negative test result.