Keeping you safe

Last updated: 01/12/2021

Your safety and your business are our priorities. At ILTM Cannes, both are in safe hands.

At ILTM Cannes, we are all about connecting people, and so the health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is of the utmost priority. Our team are working closely with local authorities, partners and venues to implement robust safety measures, which mean our event may look a little different this year. On this page, and in our communications to you, we will continue to update you with the specifics as we approach the show.

The below regulations are based on current guidelines and legislation set out by French Government and are subject to change. We will continue to review and update the regulations in line with the latest French government and venue guidance. Please check back regularly for updates.

LATEST NEWS - 01 Dec 2021

The French government has announced that all travellers arriving from outside the EU or Schengen area into France from Saturday 4 December will need to present a negative PCR or antigen test result.

For fully vaccinated travellers, the test must be taken within the 48 hours prior to departure, while unvaccinated travellers must be tested within the 24 hours prior to departure.

Please refer to the COVID-19 information on the French Gov website for full details on COVID travel requirements.

COVID Status

All attendees will now need to demonstrate on arrival proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event.* The pass must prove one of the three following items:

  1. You are fully vaccinated, as per the French Government's assessment: check your vaccine here.
  2. OR you have tested negative via PCR or antigen test in the last 24 hours. (Our onsite testing centre offers antigen tests for 45 euros.)
  3. OR if you have previously contracted COVID-19, you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months before arrival.

To gain entry to ILTM, passes can be digital (on the TousAntiCovid app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They need to include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue or event.

*Details last updated by France on 22 November 2021

Sanitary Passes (App)

For EU-nationals, your country issues an EU Digital COVID Certificate which is accepted in France, or, in the case of the United Kingdom, a digital format also accepted in France. You can add your digital QR code to the French app.

For non-EU nationals, you will need to convert your vaccine proof at a local pharmacy to access the app. Present your passport and the original vaccination certificate in hard copy in a pharmacy offering the service: browse pharmacies here.

Our travel team recommend the following places to covert for €36 euros per conversion:

  • La Pharmacie Anglo-Francaise (94 Rue d'Antibes, 06400 Cannes, France), open 7/7, opening hours are 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • La Pharmacie du Casino (opposite the Palais des Festivals), Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm.
  • Pharmacy at Nice Airport, open 7/7, opening hours on Sunday 5 are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm (Note, queues are likely on Sundays).

During your stay in France, download and activate the #TousAntiCovid application.

Need at Test?

For PCR tests, there are four testing centres (labs) in Cannes you can use before your departure: 

For antigen tests, you can use a local pharmacy in Cannes or our onsite testing centre located near the event entrance and available for all attendees. The centre is walk-in only and tests cost €45 euros each. Opening times are as follows:

  • Sunday 5th December, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Monday 6th December, 12 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday 7th December, 8 am to 7 pm
  • Wednesday 8th December, 8 am to 3 pm
  • Thursday 9th December, 8 am to 2 pm


'Print at Home' Badging

ILTM badges this year will be available to print at home. We encourage you to print your badge (on standard paper, using a standard printer) before you arrive to avoid delays onsite.

As mentioned above, there will be additional entry measures this year. Our security teams will be checking ILTM badges and covid statuses each day to validate your entry to the event, so please have your documents ready upon arrival at the Palais.

Before you arrive at the event, please consider the following.

Pre-Event Registration

ILTM events are by invitation-only so please make sure you have registered (and been approved) before you arrive onsite. Your registration details may be used for contact tracing if necessary.

Feeling Unwell? Stay Home.

All guests are encouraged to check how they're feeling before attending. Please ensure that you are in good health, with no fever or other symptoms related to COVID-19, before travelling to the venue. 

Inbound Travel Advice

Restrictions in France depend on your departing destination. Please ensure you have taken the time to read all the latest French Government guidance and legislation for you region, found here.

Inside our event, we are making meetings and doing business as safe as possible for everyone.

Face Masks

Face masks are mandatory at all events in France, so please wear a mask inside the venue at all times.

Hand Sanitisers

Hand sanitisers will be readily available throughout the venue, especially at key contact areas.

Upon Meeting

Avoid shaking hands and exchanging physical collateral/literature in favour of alternatives, like the ILTM app.

Physical Distancing

Increased spacing will be in place across the show floor so you can move around quickly and safely.

Venue Cleaning

We will maintain the highest standards of cleaning, with a focus on those regularly touched surfaces.

Food & Beverage

All catering facilities will be open in line with French guidance. Only cashless payments will be accepted.

Exhibitor Stands

As per RX guidance, exhibitors are reviewing and simplifying their stand designs to create more open space.


As per the latest guidance, the ventilation system will be increased to improve the quality of the air.


Current guidance suggests that verifying attendees COVID-19 status is an effective way of reducing the risk of transmission among large groups. Studies of those who have received a full vaccination course demonstrate that the risk of carrying and transmitting the disease is vastly reduced. For those not vaccinated, a PCR or antigen test has been proven as a reliable way of indicating if people are currently carrying the virus. Therefore, this evidence suggests that this is the best way to keep everyone safe.

All attendees will now need to demonstrate on arrival proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. The pass must prove one of the three following items:

You are fully vaccinated:

  • Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield));
  • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
  • Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)), or AstraZeneca (Covishield) will be accepted.
  • Seven days after a booster ARNm dose (Moderna or Pfizer) after two shots of a vaccine on the WHO’s health emergencies list (Sinovac/Coronavac or Sinopharm/BBIB-PVeroCells)

OR you have tested negative:

  • You must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigen test taken less than 48 hours before departure. Result timings depend on the country of origin, so please check for your country's rating here.

OR you have recently recovered:

  • If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.

During your stay in France, download and activate the #TousAntiCovid application.

Passes can be digital (on the TousAntiCovid app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They need to include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue or event.

Restrictions are in force in metropolitan France. While you are in France you will need to present a health pass for access to certain events and places. 

Please note, you do not need a health pass to enter France, but you will need one to enter many indoor places in the country, such as cafes, restaurants, the Palais etc. 

Please visit for details relating to your own status, based on the vaccine supplier and the country you received yours in. 

A paper form of proof of vaccination or test result will be accepted as valid proof when entering the country (France). It should include a QR code that will also be scanned on entry into the venue/event.

France is still enforcing its 'Health Pass' legislation for entry to cafes, restaurants, etc., for details on how you can get yours, please visit:

Each of these certificates are encoded and signed in the form of a QR Code. They can be presented in paper or digital format, saved on the “TousAntiCovid” mobile application or via any other digital tool of the choice of the person concerned.

It is recommended you download the TousAntiCovid application on your smartphone to show full vaccination (if vaccinated overseas, you can also add this to the TousAntiCovid app). For more information please visit

Please go to your Government/Embassy website for up to date information on travel restrictions.

There are a small number of exemptions for individuals who have a medical reason which means they cannot be vaccinated or tested. If this applies to you then you will need to self-declare your medical exception directly with the registration staff upon arrival.

If you received a trial vaccine as part of a formally-approved COVID-19 vaccine trial you will be able to prove your status through your domestic COVID Pass or with a letter confirming your participation in the trial.

No, physical vaccination cards will not be accepted as proof of COVID-19 status .  

Yes, checks will be carried out every day. If you are gaining entry by showing proof of a negative PCR or antigen test that exceeds the 48-hour limit then you will need to provide additional test results.

Tests will be available outside the venue (costs are TBC) and in local pharmacies.

In light of a positive test, you must follow the national guidelines. This is likely to include a period of self-isolation. 

Exhibit Safe

Information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, on-site precautions and improved stand-build procedures.

Further safety and security information

Your safety and security is our priority. We are continuing to work closely with local authorities and our venue to assess risks and develop comprehensive plans to keep you safe. For further information on safety and security measures you can expect to see at our event use the links below.

Events in the new normal

The Second Edition of Reed Exhibitions’ Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health & Safety strategy represents a refresh, keeping pace with the evolving pandemic; emerging research; changes in thinking and practice etc. as the event industry gradually adapts and reopens for business. We’ve planned-for and tested the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ that will be necessary to respond to the risks associated with COVID-19.

Responding effectively to COVID-19 is a shared responsibility. We must all adopt new practices, respect each other, and follow science-based guidelines to safeguard ourselves and others. Let’s work together to overcome the challenges, bring people together and get businesses growing again.

Hugh Jones
CEO, Reed Exhibitions

Contact us

We hope that helped provide more clarity about safety procedures at the event. If you still have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team – we’re here to help!