Coronavirus: Visitor Q&A

What precautions are you putting in place to tackle the current coronavirus outbreak?

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all visitors to Antwerp XL 2020 is our primary concern. Our venue, Antwerp Expo, remains open and events are taking place as planned. We continue to liaise closely with and follow advice from Antwerp Expo which is based on the latest information from the Government, Federal Public Service for Health, Belgium, and WHO.

Will there be exhibitors from countries affected by the coronavirus at the event?

There will not be any exhibitors from the following countries: mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau.

We will continue to monitor guidance on other affected countries and act accordingly.

Exhibitors who are from countries where there are no travel restrictions in place will appear at the event as planned.

Will there be visitors from affected areas at the event?

Visitor registrations from countries affected by the coronavirus are relatively low and we will be contacting these individuals to advise them not to attend the event. All visitors are advised to maintain good personal hygiene, including handwashing, while at the event.

The organiser’s office (located by the show entrance) has stocks of hand sanitizers and there will be advice displayed around the venue.

The cleaning teams at Antwerp Expo are also focusing on any areas where the virus could be more likely to spread including:

  • Hard surfaces: reception areas, kitchen areas, breakout areas and toilets
  • Control pads: vending machines and lifts
  • Door handles: main entrances, hall floor entrances, meeting rooms, stairways and toilet entrances, as well as exit push buttons
  • Handrails and bannisters

What should I do if I’ve travelled from one of the affected areas and was planning to come to Antwerp XL?

We could request you not to travel to the event and to follow the appropriate guidelines as dictated by the Goverment, Federal Public Service for Health, Belgium, and WHO:

Will Antwerp XL 2020 be going ahead as planned?

Yes, it will. There will be no change to the date for Antwerp XL 2020 and the venue, Antwerp Expo, is open for business as usual. We’re confident this year’s event will be even better than last year for visitors, and look forward to welcoming you along.

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