The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for everyone who attends the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, slated for Oct. 12-14, 2021, in Las Vegas.
Health and safety experts agree a vaccine requirement is the most effective tool in creating a safe environment for in-person events, NBAA officials said, noting it has become standard for trade shows and other live events, including Las Vegas Raiders games, CES (formerly known as Consumer Electronics Show) and the National Association of Broadcasters annual show.
By adopting a vaccine requirement, association officials say they anticipate wearing a mask will be a personal choice for attendees and exhibitors.
“For decades, the aviation industry has brought people together and transported them forward safely and responsibly,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. “We are leveraging that approach to aviation safety to guide us with regard to NBAA-BACE. We are taking guidance from health and safety experts and adopting trade show best practices. Including a vaccine requirement in the comprehensive safety protocols for the show will create the most interactive environment possible for buying, selling, networking, and learning.”