Rules for Visitors

For safety and security reasons, we ask that our visitors comply with the following rules:


Security Inspection

All visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises. Visitors must comply with requests and instructions from the onsite security staff.

Bag Policy

Only one bag per person is allowed. Smaller bags can be taken into the halls but will be subject to inspection. Backpacks, suitcases and trolleys of any size are not allowed. 

Bags, briefcases, and similar items larger than 16" x 8" x 16" (40 x 20 x 40 cm) must be deposited at the Coat Check. Any items that do not comply with this policy will be prohibited.

Coat Check

Coat checks are free of charge. Art Basel is not liable for stolen items and/or any items deposited in the coat check areas.


Prohibited Items in Halls

Backpacks, suitcases, trolleys of any size; large umbrellas and any other items that might cause damage; firearms, self-defense and/or any sharp items; recreational wheeled devices (e.g. Segways, roller blades, skate boards, bicycles, scooters, etc.); drones.

Mobility Aids and Medical Equipment

Mobility aids for people with disabilities (e.g. wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, canes, prosthetic devices and other orthotic devices) are allowed. Personal medical equipment is also allowed.

Camera Policy

Cameras no larger than 6" x 5" x 3" (16 cm x 12 cm x 8 cm) in size are permitted. One lens, no more than 80mm in focal length, is permitted. The following are prohibited: medium or large-format cameras, super-zoom or telephoto lenses, flashes, extendable camera devices (e.g. monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, etc.), drones and video recording. Any device that does not comply with this policy will be prohibited.


Visitor Photography Policy

Personal / non-professional use photography is permitted, only if conducted without disruption to the galleries or visitors, and with the safety of the artworks in mind. Press and promotional photography and filming are taking place on the premises. Attendance at the fair implies permission for your image to be used for non-commercial purposes (including media reports).

Marketing Material Distribution

The distribution of flyers and any other marketing materials is subject to authorization. Unauthorized distribution will result in the visitor being asked to leave the fair and removal of all materials.

Service Dogs and Assistance Animals

Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, except for certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.