BESLA’s Board of Directors voted to update the conference COVID-19 policy (https://www.besla.org/aconf-covid-19-policy) to include a requirement that all conference participants (including onsite vendors) take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Mexico IN ADDITION TO providing either proof of vaccination or a medical waiver. Participants must upload the required documentation to BESLA’s portal found here -- https://www.besla.org/covid-19-upload-form. Only PCR tests will be accepted.
Participants will not be given their BESLA registration packets on site (containing the official event wristband) without having met the aforementioned requirements. In an effort to ensure compliance with our health & safety protocols, individuals will be required to show their official event wristband in order to gain admission to BESLA events. Please be advised that this will be strictly enforced.
As a reminder, acceptable proof of vaccination includes a copy of a CDC vaccination card, an official immunization record (including one from the attendee’s health care provider), or an image of a digital vaccine card from a state created vaccine passport app (e.g., New York Excelsior App). Please upload the proof of vaccination/medical waiver as soon as possible, in order to give BESLA ample time to update individual registration records. Registrants can then go back to the same portal in order to upload the proof of a negative COVID test taken w/in 72 hours of arrival.
Thank you for your attention to this update; it takes effect as of October 11, 2021.
We look forward to seeing you next month. Safe travels!