The TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR (TABF) 2022 will be held while taking strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all exhibitors and visitors, please make sure to look through these guidelines.


*In case there are any changes to the regulations set by the government or to the increase of infections, we may change parts of the guidelines and at worst, cancel the event. For more details, please keep an eye on our official website and social media.

*If we find that you are not following our guidelines, we may ask you to exit or refuse admissions to the venue in order to ensure the security of other participants.



TABF Committee’ s Commitments


・Require ticket reservations in advance to impose a limit on the number of visitors.

・There will be an entry time set every 1.5 hours. The maximum stay is 3 hours. 

・The maximum capacity of the venue will be 650 people.

We will be setting up hand sanitising stations in all parts of the venue.

・Regularly disinfecting the common areas or objects that are in contact with the staff or participants.

24h ventilation of the venue and monitoring of carbon dioxide levels.

Monitor all staff’s physical conditions before their shifts by checking their temperature.

 If they have a fever or are feeling unwell, they will not be attending the event.

All staff will be wearing masks at all times.

・COVID-19 testing of all staff prior to the fair.

Frequent hand washing, gargling and hand sanitising by all staff.



Requests to our Visitors


  1. Temperature Screening at the Entrance



We will be measuring your temperature with a contactless thermometer. If you have a fever of over 37.5℃, you will not be admitted to the venue. Furthermore, if you have had a fever within the last 5 days, please refrain from visiting the fair. 



  1. Masks At All Times



Bring and wear your mask at all times. You will not be admitted to the venue if you are not wearing your mask. Also, make sure to cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

Avoid long conversations and crowds without a mask and make sure to maintain a physical distance. 

Non-woven masks are recommended. 



  1. Frequent Hand Washing and Sanitising



We will be setting up hand sanitising stations in all parts of the venue. Please wash and sanitize your hands frequently. 

To reduce the exchange of cash, we recommend using contactless payments where possible. Please use the change tray for cash payments. ※Please follow each exhibitor’s instructions regarding payment method.



  1. No Loud Conversations 



Always wear your mask even if you are just talking to the exhibitor or family/friends.



  1. Physical Distancing



We have set a limit to the number of visitors to avoid congestion. Please visit the fair within your pre-booked timeframe. 

If we notice a crowded area, we may break up the group.

・When visiting each booths, make sure to allow enough distance with those around you.



  1. Visitor Number Limit



・We have limited the capacity of the venue in order to secure enough distance between each person.

・We will set a designated entry time every 1.5 hours.

Advance ticket reservations will be required to control the number of visitors.


Ticket Reservation Form:


Notices about the booking


In the event that a fair visitor tests positive for COVID, we may be required to share the visitor information with public authorities.

Make sure to wear your mask during your visit. ※Non-woven masks are recommended.

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Per one adult, up to two children under elementary school age may enter the venue. Children accompanying the adult may enter free of charge and without a reservation.

Holders of a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Welfare Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor Welfare Certificate as well as up to two attendants are admitted free of

charge. Please show your certificate at the entrance.

・No discounts, including the MOT Passport, can be used for this event. 

Avoid crowds and refrain from dining out on the day of your visit. 

Make sure to be on time for your booked time as your reservations cannot be changed on site.

・No refunds of any personal reasons will be accepted.



  1. No Food/Drink at the Venue



No eating or drinking is allowed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.



  1. Others


Do not bring gifts to the exhibitors (including fresh flowers).

If any of the following conditions apply to you, you will not be admitted to the venue.

If you have or have had a fever of over 37.5℃ when measuring your temperature at home, within the last 5 days.

If you tested positive for COVID-19 or if you received medical instructions to stay at home. 

If you were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days.

If someone in your family, friends or at work is suspected to be positive with COVID-19 within the last 5 days. 

※For the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions (as well as those who live with or have contact with such people) who may

develop severe symptoms of COVID-19, we ask to consider once again the risk of infection before visiting the fair.




Request to our Exhibitors from TABF


・Temperature screening and health condition check every day during the book fair


・Limiting the attendants at your booth

Up to 2 visitors attending your booth. Depending on the infection situation of the COVID-19, we may reduce the number of visitors even more. 


・Frequent disinfecting

Please regularly sanitize the table, book covers and items that are on display. 


・No Loud Conversations