Media access to NATO HQ

  • 27 Jan. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 03 Mar. 2022 21:17

Media representatives are welcome to come to NATO Headquarters, in line with the current COVID-19 rules. For specific events, please check the media advisory for instructions related to access and accreditation. For large events where the number of interested journalists may exceed the available space and challenge social distancing rules, restrictions may be applied.

Media representatives with NATO annual accreditation

Media representatives with NATO annual accreditation can use their annual pass to access the NATO HQ during regular working days or for events organised with physical media presence (including ministerial meetings taking place at NATO HQ). 

Media representatives who have received confirmation by email that their request for annual accreditation is approved, can pick up their NATO media passes for 2022 upon arrival. No appointment is required. 

Media representatives without NATO annual accreditation

Media representatives without NATO annual accreditation can come to NATO HQ for specific events following the accreditation procedures to be announced for each event, or upon invitation by the Press and Media Section or national delegations.  


All media representatives entering NATO HQ must meet one of the conditions below: 

  1. Possess a vaccination certificate proving that they are fully vaccinated for at least 14 days before entering NATO HQ premises; 
  2. Bring a certificate stating post-COVID recovery (not more than 180 days old);
  3. Present a valid PCR test (done within 72 hours). 

They will need to present one of these documents when entering NATO HQ. No test result or certificate should be sent via email unless specifically requested. 

In case of high demand, access will be limited according to physical space available. Priority will be given to large media organizations and agencies, while remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Any media representatives that cannot be admitted will be informed by e-mail.

At times, NATO could still organise events with limited or no media presence. 

Secretary General's press conferences will continue to be livestreamed on NATO's website. Additionally, some will continue to be accessible on Zoom and offer a chance to ask questions remotely. The modalities will be announced for each event. 

While on NATO HQ, the COVID-19 rules of conduct will remain essential:

  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other persons;
  • Wear a surgical mask while indoor at all times, except when eating / drinking;
  • Disinfect / wash hands regularly throughout the day;
  • Abstain from coming to NATO HQ in case of illness / symptoms.  

Press contacts

NATO Press and Media Section: 
Tel: +32 2707 5041

NATO Accreditations:

More details about how to get NATO annual accreditation are available here.