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Covid-19: How the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show will go ahead safely

3 September 2021• Written by Laura Nicholls for the Monaco Yacht Show

Set to take place from September 22- 25, the revamped 2021 Monaco Yacht Show will see visitors descending on Port Hercules to see the most exciting yachts launched in the past year. Still on track to go ahead this September with a "brand-new format", the show organisers have released their plans to ensure that the Monaco Yacht Show is safe, less crowded and more exclusive. Here, we find out the health measures and adapted show structure guests can expect to see later this month.

Reinforced cleaning

In addition to barriers, masks and sanitising gel stations for anyone who enters the site, the MYS will be reinforcing a strict cleaning protocol for the exhibition’s common areas. All ventilation and air-conditioning systems will be disinfected daily.

Informa general manager, Gaëlle Tallarida, spoke on issues surrounding health and safety management during this year's Monaco Yacht Show. "We are following the evolution of the pandemic very closely, as well as the sanitary constraints applied in each of our visitors' home countries [...] the Monaco Yacht Show will be following the health measures instated by the principality’s government, as well as the "AllSecure" health security programme, which is mandatory for all Informa Group events."

Masks for guests

All visitors will have to wear a mask type that has been certified by the Sanitary Authorities of Monaco (FFP2, surgical or Bettimask™) and present a health pass for each day of their visit. Upon entry, guests will be asked for their sanitary pass and ID, those who pass will be given a “health pass” bracelet. For those who need to obtain a PCR or antigen test in the area for this purpose, the MYS has supplied a list of Monaco pharmacies and medical analysis laboratories on the show website.  

An accepted type of Health pass (written in English or French, digital or printed format) is either: Monaco Safe Pass, Covid EU digital certificate, proof of complete vaccination or a Covid-19 recovery certificate.

New ticketing system

The new format for the Monaco Yacht Show was announced in February 2021 with a number of changes including a new ticketing system. Those wishing to buy or charter yachts will be given full priority, followed by their teams of designers and superyacht managers. To ensure high-quality visitors, organisers also increased the ticket prices to a minimum of €500 a day. “The price will be higher than before to ensure we have the right people at the show,” Tallarida said. “The feedback is that there have been too many people at the yacht show.”


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