ECOC Exhibition 2021 looks forward to welcoming you to Bordeaux

Update: 9th June

We are pleased to share the latest guidance from the French Government on travel to France.

Internal European travel is permitted without any restrictions to France. Along with countries shown in green on the below map.

Travellers from the amber countries are permitted into France if you are complete with the vaccination process and before the flight , each traveler aged 11 years or older must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before the flight or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.

Please see the official link below:

Coronavirus – Advice for Foreign Nationals in France – Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (

To attend the event in venues within France from capacities over 1000, you must have completed the vaccination process and provide proof of this.

For public events bringing together over 1,000 people, spectators aged 11 and over will need to present a health pass.

Health Pass:

The pass must prove one of the three following items:

  • That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine):
    • Two weeks after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
    • Two weeks after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
  • OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
  • OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.

Passes can be digital (on the TousAntiCovid app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French.
You will not need to present a health pass for acts of daily life (commuting, shopping, cinemas, etc.)


Update: 9th May

We are pleased to announce that the French Government have now confirmed that events can proceed from 9th June. ECOC will mark the long-awaited revival of person-to-person interactions. Meet and network with colleagues, and peers in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France.

French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined a four-step plan to alleviate COVID-related constraints over the next two months:

  • May: reopening of restaurants, museums, cinemas, theatres or monuments in May, with reduced capacity
  • On June 30, the limits on the number of people at shows and fairs will be lifted, as long as participants carry a health pass.

Health pass: This will be required for participation in large gatherings such as cultural events, trade fairs and exhibitions.  Foreign tourists will be able to return to our country, again with a health pass.

This health pass will be available on paper or, more simply, on the TousAntiCovid application. It will contain the results of the anti-Covid tests and, if necessary, the vaccination certificate.

“A clear improvement in the health situation”, says Gabriel Attal, the government spokesman (La Dépêche – Thursday 5 May 2021)

Over 16.7 million people vaccinated.
To date, 25% of the country’s total population, including minors, has received at least one dose.
The French government still hopes to reach the 20 million people vaccinated mark by mid-May, and the 30 million people vaccinated mark by mid-June.

The organizers of the ECOC Exhibition look forward to welcoming you in September.


Please check this page regularly for further updates and information.