HOW TO GET INTO PAX EAST

Everyone participating in PAX East, including exhibitors, fans, Enforcers and our PAX staff, will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO against COVID-19 in order to attend and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry.

“Full vaccination” means that your date of entry to PAX East is at least 14 days after your final dose of an FDA/WHO approved or authorized vaccine. For our full FDA/WHO approved/authorized vaccine list, please see our FAQs.

PAX East has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass, to allow for easy proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and faster entry. To get started, download the CLEAR app and enroll for free here: https://clear.app.link/PAXeast

So… how do I get into PAX East?

To enter the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center or pick up your badges at Will Call, you will need a wristband first to indicate that you have verified your vaccination status.

We’ll have vaccine check stations outside in front of the main entrance of the BCEC that will make it quick and easy for you to verify your vaccination status and receive your wristband. 

Your wristband will confirm that your vaccination has been checked and will be valid for all the days you’re attending PAX.

Step 1:

Do this part today! Right now! We’ve partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to create the fastest and easiest way for you to verify vaccination.

Option 1:  CLEAR Health Pass

Visit our CLEAR Health Pass Process page for instructions on how to register. 

Option 2: On-site Manual Validation with Paper/Photo Record and ID

Fans can provide proof of vaccination using a Government Issued Vaccination Record (paper or photo) at PAX East. We also accept Excelsior Pass (NY).

At our Vaccination Verification Stations, you will present a government-issued photo ID and an approved vaccination record demonstrating proof of Full Vaccination with an authorized or approved vaccine.

Step 2:

Upon verification of your vaccination status, you will receive a wristband which must be worn for the duration of the event. You will only need to complete the vaccination check process once, provided you keep your wristband on for the duration of the event. Please keep your wristband on for all the days you’ll be attending PAX East so that you don’t need to re-verify your vaccination credentials.

Step 3:

Head into the show!

If you need to pick up your badges, you’ll head to Will Call which is located on the north side of the Main Lobby. You will not be able to pick up your badges PRIOR to visiting the Vaccination Verification Station and receiving your wristband. You must do that step first.

If you already have your badges, you will follow the signs to the main entrance.

PAX East Will Call Hours

Wednesday, April 20th: 8:00am – 8:00pm (EARLY BIRD)

Thursday, April 21st: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, April 22nd: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, April 23rd: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, April 24th: 8:00am – 5:00pm

On-Site Vaccine Check Process

Fans can provide proof of vaccination using one of the following approved methods on-site at PAX East: 

  • CLEAR Health Pass. More info here.

  • A Government Issued Vaccination Record (paper or photo). See below.

  • Excelsior Pass (NY). See below.

At our Vaccination Verification Stations, you will present a government-issued photo ID and an approved vaccination record demonstrating proof of Full Vaccination with an authorized or approved vaccine.

Upon verification of your vaccination status, you will receive a wristband which must be worn for the duration of the event.  

You will only need to complete the vaccination check process once, provided you keep your wristband on for the duration of the event. For more information, visit our CLEAR Health Pass Process page.