CES 2022 Health Protocols


CES 2022 is returning to Las Vegas for a live, in-person event. Over 1700 exhibitors, leading U.S. and global media, top retailers and industry leaders will join us in Las Vegas January 5-8. 

Your health and safety is important to us. CES continues to monitor guidelines for health safety measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nevada and Clark County. CES will follow applicable federal, state and local laws, adapting CES plans accordingly and sharing updates with you and other CES audiences. We are also working closely with the Las Vegas community, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, exhibit venues and hotels, and if they adjust their plans, we will communicate that as well.

The details below are just some of the precautions we will implement for CES. We will continue to evaluate and expand our health safety protocols as medical recommendations evolve, and will update this page in accordance so you know what to expect when you arrive in Las Vegas for CES.  


REQUIRED:                  Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

  • CES attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to pick up a CES 2022 badge.

  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO). A list of approved vaccines can be found here. 

  • To simplify and speed up badge pickup, CES will use secure, 3rd party platforms to collect proof of vaccination.

  • ​For U.S. based attendees, CES will use CLEAR. CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature provides a simple and secure way for this information to be shared. Instructions can be found here.

  • For non-U.S. based attendees, we will use a similar, 3rd party platform to collect proof of vaccination. We will share more information on this in the coming weeks.

  • Once you have provided your proof of vaccination and picked up your badge, you will not need to verify your vaccination status again.​

​Health Screenings and Services

  • Our goal is to be considerate of all CES attendees, including international travelers from different countries, many of whom live with different laws and protocols, including masking. We will follow local laws for masking policies. We will finalize our guidelines and provide details in December. Please continue to check back for updates.

  • CES will provide on-site access to health services and medical aid for those who may need it.

 Healthy Venues 

  • CES official exhibit venues have improved their ventilation systems and increased outside air flow.

  • The Las Vegas Convention Center, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian Expo (formerly Sands Expo) have been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council GBAC STAR™ certification by ISSA. This accreditation means the properties are using cleaning protocols and work practices to minimize risks associated with infectious disease. 

Conference Area and Meeting Spacing

  • Chairs will be set to allow social distancing. We will follow appropriate guidelines. 

  • Meeting rooms and executive suite participants will be asked to follow show rules and local guidance with respect to social distancing. 

Wider Aisles and One Directional Traffic 

  • We’ve increased the width of many of the aisles on the show floors to help with social distancing. 

  • The public areas and entry points at CES venues will respect social distancing and use one way traffic flow. 

Food and Beverage Precautions

  • Catering and concession outlets in CES venues will follow health and safety precautions including adequate spacing to promote social distancing and provide pre-packaged food options. 

Healthy Habits

  • Hand sanitization stations will be placed throughout CES venues to encourage frequent hand sanitization. 

  • We will issue best practices for attendees that include avoiding shaking hands and how exhibitors can best manage product demonstrations. 

This is just a sample of the initiatives currently underway – others are under consideration. We will continue to provide updates to exhibitors and attendees. 


(As of November 11, 2021)

Effective November 8, 2021, all international travelers must show proof of full vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight to the U.S. Those traveling by land do not need to provide a negative test. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. Existing visa policies remain in place. Please check back regularly for the latest information.

Please visit the CDC website for more information on testing and entry requirements regarding international travel.   


Below are some recommendations and considerations as you begin to plan your CES exhibit experience: 

  • Communicate the proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement to your staff as all attendees, support staff and exhibitors’ staff will have to provide proof of vaccination. 

  • Ensure your booth has plenty of hand sanitizer that is visible and easily accessible. 

  • Ensure your booth design can accommodate proper social distancing. This includes designated entrances and exits, one directional traffic flow within your booth and socially distanced seating in demo/presentation areas with an access-control monitor. 

  • Frequent booth/product cleaning including regular disinfecting surfaces and wiping down high-touch items. 

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to CES in January. We have a robust lineup of exhibitors and speakers ready to showcase their latest innovations!