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Metstrade Will Open Despite New Covid Measures

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As the Netherlands enters a partial Covid-19 lockdown, Metstrade organizers announced on social media that the doors will “safely open” Nov. 16, adding that new restrictions “have limited impact for B2B events that take place at RAI Amsterdam.”

Metstrade runs through Nov. 18.

With Covid cases on the rise, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday announced restrictions that will last three weeks.

“We are bringing a very unpleasant message with very unpleasant and far-reaching measures,” Rutte said in a televised address. “The virus is everywhere and needs to be combated everywhere.”

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The E.U. Digital Covid Certificate will be required to enter Metstrade. This shows that a person is either fully vaccinated, has a recent negative Covid test result or has proof of recovery.

“We understand the current sentiment concerning the Covid situation and measures that have been implemented to safeguard everyone’s health and safety,” show director Niels Klarenbeek said in a short video. “We have trust in our government that Metstrade can continue safely.”

“All necessary measures are taken to ensure that visitors can participate in the events safely and responsibly,” RAI Amsterdam COO Maurits van der Sluis said in a statement. “We do everything possible to maintain the highest levels of public health and safety. The Dutch government’s latest measures are also now being integrated into our updated protocols."

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