Buyers Travel Health and Safety Updates

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Buyers Travel Health and Safety Updates

Please note, all the information below is correct as of Thursday, October, 14.

Your Health and Safety is Our Top Priority

Your health and safety is our team’s top priority and we are focused on making this process as easy as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership to ensure we have a safe, productive, and successful Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 in London.


Buyers Traveling to/from the U.K.

For European buyers, you are required to take the following tests for Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021. As a reminder, all Buyers will be offered these tests free of charge.

 

TestType of TestTimingLocation of Test
Pre-event test
(Brand USA Requirement)
Lateral flow antigen test (taken on your own with upload to a website)
(Provider: Confirm Testing)
To be taken up to 48 hours prior to the event (on Saturday or Sunday)This will be available at your hotel
Day 2 U.K. Government Required TestLateral flow antigen test (the U.K. government is expected to have changed the requirement from a PCR to a lateral flow antigen test by the time of the event; if not, a PCR will be offered instead)
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken by Day 2 of your arrival (you will take this on your first day at Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021)Available at County Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Return to home country (if required)Lateral flow antigen test
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken:
● Up to 48 hours prior to your flight departure time if returning to Italy
● Up to 24 hours prior to your flight/train’s arrival into The Netherlands
Available at County Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Return to home country (if required)PCR
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken:
● Up to 72 hours prior to your flight/train’s arrival into Belgium
Available at County Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


U.K.-Based Buyers

Prior to attending, we ask that you take a lateral flow test up to 24 hours ahead of your arrival at the venue. You may use the NHS lateral flow tests for this. You will be asked for proof of this negative test upon arrival.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 team is working to ensure the highest level of safety for all attendees and staff. To ensure that this is achieved, all attendees and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination in advance of attending Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021.

Note: Brand USA will be following the U.K. Government guidance for when individuals are considered fully vaccinated. You will be considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a second dose of a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you can:

  • mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna
  • have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes

For example, if you’ve had one dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca in the USA and one dose of Moderna in an EU country, you are fully vaccinated.

Mixed vaccines are only permitted if you’re vaccinated under the UK, Europe, USA or UK overseas vaccination programmes.

Please note, all the information below is correct as of Thursday, September, 30.

Your Health and Safety is Our Top Priority

Your health and safety is our team’s top priority and we are focused on making this process as easy as possible. We appreciate your cooperation and partnership to ensure we have a safe, productive, and successful Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 in London.

Buyers Traveling to/from the U.K.

For European buyers, you are required to take the following tests for Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021. As a reminder, all Buyers will be offered these tests free of charge.

 

TestType of TestTimingLocation of Test
Pre-event test
(Brand USA Requirement)
Lateral flow antigen test (taken on your own with upload to a website)
(Provider: Confirm Testing)
To be taken up to 48 hours prior to the event (on Saturday or Sunday)This will be available at your hotel
Day 2 U.K. Government Required TestLateral flow antigen test (the U.K. government is expected to have changed the requirement from a PCR to a lateral flow antigen test by the time of the event; if not, a PCR will be offered instead)
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken by Day 2 of your arrival (you will take this on your first day at Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021)Available at County Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Return to home country (if required)Lateral flow antigen test
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken:
● Up to 48 hours prior to your flight departure time if returning to Italy
● Up to 24 hours prior to your flight/train’s arrival into The Netherlands
Available at County Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Return to home country (if required)PCR
(Provider: ExpressTest by Cignpost)
To be taken:
● Up to 72 hours prior to your flight/train’s arrival into Belgium
Available at County Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

 

U.K.-Based Buyers

Prior to attending, we ask that you take a lateral flow test up to 24 hours ahead of your arrival at the venue. You may use the NHS lateral flow tests for this. You will be asked for proof of this negative test upon arrival.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement

The Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021 team is working to ensure the highest level of safety for all attendees and staff. To ensure that this is achieved, all attendees and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination in advance of attending Brand USA Travel Week Europe 2021.

Note: Brand USA will be following the U.K. Government guidance for when individuals are considered fully vaccinated. You will be considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after a second dose of a 2-dose series or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you can:

  • mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna
  • have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes

For example, if you’ve had one dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca in the USA and one dose of Moderna in an EU country, you are fully vaccinated.

Mixed vaccines are only permitted if you’re vaccinated under the UK, Europe, USA or UK overseas vaccination programmes.