As EMBL welcomes the scientific community back to our sites in 2022 with a long-awaited return to in-person events, we continue to prioritise the safety of our participants and staff. Both EMBL and our community of participants need to take new precautions when planning how we come together again in person for learning and scientific exchange.
EMBL continuously monitors local and international guidelines and regulations relating to COVID-19. The changeable nature of the pandemic means that regular updates to this policy are necessary. We will inform participants about any substantial changes to this document that come after they register.
EMBL requires that all participants in its on-site conferences at EMBL Barcelona – including standard participants, speakers, exhibitors, EMBL staff and contractors either show proof of full vaccination against or recovery from COVID-19, or of a current, negative test result. Only fully vaccinated / recovered / negative testing persons will be able to participate in an on-site event. Only Proof of Vaccination / Recovery as defined by the Spanish Ministry of Health will be accepted.
For more information, please see the Spain Travel Health website by the Spanish Ministry of Health.
EMBL’s testing requirements for access to events change with the pandemic situation and may go further than local and national COVID-19 regulations. EMBL will contact registrants directly with the requirements for their particular conference.
By attending, you agree to abide by applicable Spanish regulations and EMBL’s health & safety rules, and to conduct yourself in accordance with all provided instructions. This will include, but is not limited to:
EMBL has a comprehensive on-site COVID-19 safety plan that consists of a range of precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Underpinned by the limitation of access to immunised (i.e. vaccinated or recovered) or COVID-19 negative tested participants, the plan is adapted over time and, if necessary, on an event by event basis, to ensure that it remains proportionate to the trajectory of the pandemic and to the latest developments.
Participants accept that they may be asked to leave the event should they fail to meet the obligations contained herein.