The cancellation of MWC 2020 raised doubts about the future of this event, especially since Spain is one of the countries most affected by COVID-19. The GSMA, the organization in charge of the event, He already announced his intention that the MWC 2021 be held in person again, changing the dates of the event so that it is held in June.
Weeks ago it was already announced that it would be held between June 28 and July 1. The GSMA now leaves us with more data on how they plan to organize this MWC 2021 in Barcelona, so that it will be safe. The first security measures have already been confirmed.
MWC 2021 will be held in June in Barcelona: first dataThe CEO of the GSMA has confirmed that MWC 2021 will be held in June in Barcelona, but with less capacity and sanitary measures.
This will be the MWC 2021 in Barcelona
In this MWC 2021 it will be needed download an application with which to enter at the venue, which will be My MWC. This app will act as a credential to enter the event, since the physical accreditations that had been until now are eliminated. In addition, the GSMA proposes a series of additional security measures, as far as medical tests are concerned:
- Travelers to some destinations must present a COVID-19 test before they can board the plane in their home country.
- Those participants who arrive by car or train will be directed to the event’s testing center, where it will be validated that they are healthy.
- All participants must take a negative rapid test to enter the venue. These tests must be repeated every 72 hours and the event app will notify you of the expiration of said test. There are several centers where such rapid tests can be performed.
- Inside the Venue, temperature controls will be carried out at all access points.
Being able to show a negative test is essential in this edition of the event. In addition, as the GSMA has wanted to point out, these tests should be repeated every 72 hours, in order to have access to the presentations made at MWC 2021. Within the event itself, the entrances and exits have been expanded, in addition to routes being created. There are also more places where you can wash your hands, for example.
With these plans the GSMA makes clear its intention to allow this MWC 2021 to go ahead. For now it is not known how many maximum visitors will be allowed in this edition. Previously there was talk of between 40,000 and 50,000, but it may also depend on the rate of vaccinations in Spain.
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