Information regarding COVID-19
Navigating Hygiene for the 9th International mRNA Health Conference
Your well-being is our highest priority and, as the organizer of the 9th International mRNA Health Conference, we bear a particularly high responsibility for the health of all our delegates.
Below please find more information on the hygiene rules for the conference and the conference hotel, where we have observed all rules and regulations laid down by the respective government.
Please check if a valid proof of a negative test result is needed in order to enter Germany from your country of origin or if a complete proof of vaccination (completed minimum 14 days before) or proof of recovery (completed minimum 28 days and maximum 6 months before) is sufficient. You can find further information on entering Germany in different languages here: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus/infos-reisende/einreise-sms-sprachen.html
Please check if your country of origin is considered a “high-risk area” or an “area of variants of concern” in Germany. You can do so via the following link: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html.
If this applies to you, please carefully read and follow the information/instructions below:
- Persons who spent time in a high-risk area listed here within 10 days prior to entering the Federal Republic of Germany must follow specific regulations.
- Obligation to register: Travelers who spent time in a high-risk area are obliged to fill out the digital registration before the start of the trip at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and provide the confirmation upon entry. New risk areas appear in the digital registration on entry at midnight (0 o’clock a.m.) of the day they come to effect. The confirmation will be checked by the carrier and may be checked by the Federal Police within the framework of its responsibilities as a border control agency.
- Special obligation to provide proof: Travelers who spent time in a high-risk area must carry with them proof of recovery, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result and, if demanded by the carrier, present such proof for the purpose of carriage.
- The proof must be uploaded via the upload portal of the digital registration on entry at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Travelers should use the individual link on the registration confirmation (PDF document) for this purpose.
- Obligation to quarantine: Travelers who spent time in a high-risk area must make their way directly to their home upon arrival and remain isolated there for a period of 10 days (home quarantine).
- Ending quarantine: Quarantine at home may be ended early if proof of recovery, proof of vaccination or a negative test result is uploaded to the digital registration portal on entry at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de. The individual link on the registration confirmation (PDF document) should be used to upload the proof of recovery, proof of vaccination or a negative test result. Quarantine can be ended in each case from the time the negative test result is submitted.
If you spent time in a high-risk area prior to entry, the relevant test may not be conducted earlier than five days after entry (test to release is possible from day five following entry). Vaccinated and recovered persons can end the quarantine from the time when the proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is transmitted via the entry portal. If the transmission takes place before entry (strongly recommended), no quarantine is needed.
- Following a stay in an area of variants of concern, the duration of the 14-day quarantine may not be shortened.
- No determination according to section 4 (2) (5) of the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations has been made by the RKI stating that a specific vaccine was sufficiently effective against the virus variant that caused the area to be classified an area of variants of concern. There is therefore no exemption from the obligation to quarantine for persons who have been fully vaccinated following a stay in an area of variants of concern.
- For travelers entering Germany from so-called areas of variants of concern, a ban on carriage applies to the entry of persons from these countries into Germany by rail, bus, ship or plane.
- Please also note that as of August 20, proof of a negative test result (Point of Care (PoC)-antigen-test (24 hours) or PCR-test (48 hours)) is required for hotel accommodations & restaurant breakfasts in Berlin. Proof must be provided upon arrival and every third day of stay to the hotel. Alternatively, complete proof of vaccination (completed minimum 14 days before) or proof of recovery (minimum 28 days and maximum 6 months before) are sufficient as well.
- There is a fee-based test center close to the MOA Mercure (Corona Test Center Berlin Moabit – Turmstrasse 25, Berlin). Please make an appointment beforehand via the following link: https://covidzentrum.de/en/corona-test-berlin/. Here, you can also book an appointment for an PCR-test, if this is required for your flight back home.
At the conference – Please consider the following rules and regulation:
- In order to take part, please carry with you a complete proof of vaccination (completed minimum 14 days before), a proof of recovery (minimum 28 days and maximum 6 months before) or a proof of a negative test result. A valid proof of a negative test result (Point of Care (PoC)-antigen-test (24 hours’ validity) or PCR-test (48 hours’ validity) must be provided daily in order to be able to enter the conference rooms. There is a fee-based test center close by the MOA Mercure (Corona Test Center Berlin Moabit – Turmstrasse 25, Berlin). Please make an appointment beforehand via the following link: https://covidzentrum.de/en/corona-test-berlin/.
- When arriving in the morning, please plan enough time for the control of your proof and the registration process itself. You can show your proof and get your name badge starting at 7.00 am on Tuesday, Nov 9 and 7.30 am on Wednesday, Nov 10, so it is also possible to get settled before breakfast.
- Please wear a mouth-nose protection (medical or FFP2-mask) everywhere in the public spaces of the hotel.
- You can take off the mouth-nose-protection once you are seated in the conference area as well as at the high tables in the catering area while eating and drinking. The high tables in the catering area will be set up in such a way that the required minimum distance is maintained.
- In the buffet area, in addition to the minimum distance (1.5 m), a mouth and nose protection obligation applies.
- Please disinfect your hands before using the buffet stations; Disinfectants and disposable gloves are available at the stations for all participants.
- Hand disinfectants are available for you in the public areas of the hotel.
- We guarantee that the maximum person capacity will be enforced in the conference room.
- Of course, the highest priority is also given to disinfection according to the Covid-19 cleaning standards. Daily disinfection of rooms and public areas and cleaning of all equipment, objects and surfaces will be carried out.
- The check-in/check-out to the hotel can be done in one step at the hotel reception. On departure, you are welcome to simply throw your key card into the box provided.
- The MOA Berlin ensures that hygiene regulations, legal requirements and training courses are observed, documented and checked.
- All meeting rooms including conference lobbies are ventilated with fresh air before, during (minimum during coffee breaks) and after the event. The ventilation duration/cross-ventilation in the respective rooms is at least 10-15 minutes per hour and is documented in writing. The filter function of the air conditioning system ensures that fresh air is filtered and fed into the room. At the same time, the used air is discharged.
- If you experience symptoms of Covid-19, such as fever and cough, please contact our registration desk. We will support you and take care of you. If in doubt, the hotel will carry out a contactless fever measurement.
You can find an overview of all measures taken by the MOA Berlin, also considering the general accommodation at the hotel, here: https://safety.moa.de/english
Please wear a mouth and nose protector in public areas!
Please note the information material and forms!
Please keep your distance to other people!
Please refrain from hugging!
Please do not shake hands!
Wash and disinfect hands regularly!
Please cough / sneeze into a handkerchief / the crook of your arm!
Please use contactless payment methods!
Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our event participants. Therefore, you will find information on the current situation in Berlin, on entering the country, hygiene rules on site and up to date information on this page.
Please note: In order to take part at the conference in Berlin, please carry with you a complete proof of vaccination (min. 14 days), a proof of recovery (min. 28 days and max. 6 months) or a proof of a negative test result. A valid proof of a negative test result (Point of Care-Antigen-Test (24 hours’ validity) or PCR-Test (48 hours’ validity)) must be provided daily in order to be able to enter the conference rooms, if you do not have a proof of recovery or vaccination. There is a fee-based test center within 10 minutes walking distance from the MOA Mercure (Corona Test Center Berlin Moabit – Turmstr. 25, Berlin). Please make an appointment beforehand via the following link: https://covidzentrum.de/en/corona-test-berlin/.
At the moment, the regulations in Berlin allow a maximum of 1,000 people for indoor events (valid from July 10 to September 11, 2021). Further information on the current regulations in Berlin for Events can be found via the button below.
The conference location MOA Mercure Hotel Berlin also has published regulations and safety measures, which can be found here:
Of course, the conference planning team will take all rules and regulations into consideration and all corresponding safety measures will be taken to ensure maximum safety during the conference.