National convention

National convention in Phoenix now open to the public

The American Legion will hold its 102nd national convention in Phoenix from August 27 to September 7. 2. As the convention approaches, updates continue to occur regarding COVID-19 restrictions at local and state levels. The American Legion will follow the official guidelines, precautions and rules of our host city for the convention.

The following are updated guidance announcements, as well as reminders, that the American Legion asks you to heed during the convention in Phoenix. These guidelines are subject to change.

The congress is now open to the public. Like previous national conventions, everyone can now attend.

No capacity limit in larger meeting / general session rooms or in the exhibition hall. The space and size currently allocated to these rooms will remain so that all are comfortable and comfortable to allow physical distance if they wish. For the National Commander’s Banquet, a decision will be made by the end of July on whether to increase the size of the banquet due to various factors.

Face covers / masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. While face covers are not required for American Legion convention attendees who are fully vaccinated, airlines (see below) still require face covers / masks as well as other transportation. .

No on-site temperature checks or health checks. Temperature checks will not be performed at the Phoenix Convention Center, however, it is still the participant’s responsibility to adhere to the agreement and waiver protocols. For example, if you experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of the convention – or if you tested positive within 14 days of leaving – stay home.

All participants in the National Convention must always:

Pre-register. Attendance at Congress will not be permitted this year. Those interested in participating should register in advance with their respective American Legion department.

Sign the disclaimer. All participants in the American Legion National Convention must sign a disclaimer to attend; the City of Phoenix accepts no responsibility and refuses to compensate anyone who chooses to attend the event. Convention dignitaries will also be required to sign this waiver prior to attending. Participants will deliver the waiver to the respective department warrant officer. If the participant is a guest, department warrant officers will put N / A on the waiver where they request the membership number.

Social distance. Please be aware of and respect physical distance in all common areas of the Phoenix Convention Center such as hallways, foyers, food court, etc., which is not space rented from the American Legion.

Fly to the convention?

Face covering is mandatory on all domestic and airport flights.

For international travel, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention requires that all travelers to or through the United States from international destinations, including U.S. citizens, provide one of the two pieces of information. One is a COVID-19 (NAAT or Antigen) test with a “negative” or “COVID-19 not detected” result. Tests marked “invalid” will not be accepted. It must be taken no later than three days before departure from the first boarding point. Show written proof of the traveller’s negative test result and include the traveller’s name and other ID to match their passport. The other is the documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

The requirement does not apply to children under 2 years old; US military personnel and civilian employees, dependents or contractors traveling on order; or those who travel entirely within the United States, including the 50 United States, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Some states or territories may have individual entry restrictions in addition to federal regulations for international travel to the United States. Check the CDC website before your trip to find out more. Passengers must complete a Disclosure and Certification Form prior to departure, which can be obtained from

Everything surrounding the 102nd American Legion National Convention is subject to change.