health & safety

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend Toy Fair New York 2022.

Face coverings are required at Toy Fair New York.

Toy Fair New York will be following the Javits Center policy. Participants will need to be fully vaccinated* with a vaccine approved or approved for emergency use by the FDA or World Health Organization (WHO).  A list of approved vaccines can be found here. 

Upon entry at the Javits Center for Toy Fair New York, you will be required to show one of the following proofs of vaccination, along with photo ID:

*You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are not fully vaccinated.

**Recommended way to provide proof of vaccination by The Toy Association. All participants are highly encouraged to download the NYC COVID Safe app and complete the Photo ID and Vaccine Verification before arriving at Toy Fair New York.

Javits Center is now operating at 100% capacity. It is important to note that Javits Center is among the safest venues in the country. It has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accreditation, meaning the convention center will be implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the coronavirus.

Javits Center has also installed hospital grade High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to improve air filtration and ventilation. In fact, the entire volume of air within the building is completely changed five times per day.
On September 20, the U.S. government announced a change in U.S. travel policies, opening travel for vaccinated foreign nationals in November. Under the new requirements, all international travelers must show proof of full vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight. Existing visa policies remain in place. More information on this policy will be coming from the U.S. government and we will provide updates as we receive them. Please check back regularly for the latest information.

Please visit the CDC website for more information on testing and entry requirements regarding international travel.

Many NYC-hotels have their own COVID-19 related requirements regarding proof of vaccination. When booking your hotel for Toy Fair New York, be sure to check the requirements with the hotel of your choosing.

Approved Toy Fair New York attendees ages 12+ will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Approved Toy Fair New York attendees between the ages of 5 to 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated Guardian (maximum of one minor per Guardian).

All approved Toy Fair New York attendees must wear face coverings to enter the Javits Center, in all public areas, and on the Toy Fair New York exhibit floor.

All approved attendees must present proof of age to enter the Javits Center. Acceptable proof of age documents include:
  • Valid Government-issued I.D. providing age or a birth certificate.
  • Certified copy of medical record (clinic, doctor, or hospital), immunization record, or letter providing data from the medical record showing the applicant’s name and the applicant’s date of birth (DOB) or age.
  • Certified childcare facility or other pre-school or school record (must be for the current or prior year) showing the child’s age or DOB or parent(s)’ name(s).
  • Religious record (cradle roll, naming certificate, bris certificate, or baptismal record showing the child’s name and the child’s age or DOB, or parent(s)’ name(s)); or an Amish or Mennonite bishop’s letter.

All health and safety requirements are subject to change based on the current health and safety requirements from New York authorities and the Javits Center. The Toy Association will continue to update policies and procedures and will alert all registered exhibitors and attendees of onsite requirements prior to the show. The health and safety of Toy Fair New York exhibitors and attendees are the number one priority of The Toy Association.