No – proof of a negative test is no longer required on entry to courses or conferences. It is however recommended that you self-test before travelling to Heidelberg. If you’d like to self-test occasionally during your stay, especially if you have symptoms that could be Covid-19 or think you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, test kits are available on request.
Masks are no longer mandatory anywhere at EMBL. You may still choose to wear a mask of course.
Not any longer, no. Throughout the pandemic Germany required anyone arriving from an ‘area with variants of concern’ or with ’emerging variants of concern’ to register when travelling here. Since February 2023, nowhere has been considered to be such an area by Germany. The list of such risk areas, should new ones arise, is on the Robert Koch Institute website.
If you test positive whilst your course or conference is still running, you must withdraw from the event and cannot return unless you subsequently test negative. The EMBL Course and Conference Office team can help and advise you on everything from the current regulations in Germany to accessing medical advice and further tests if needed. There is no requirement to quarantine in Germany any longer if you test positive.
Since April 2023, masks are no longer legally required anywhere, however in some medical institutions or practices you may still be asked to wear one.
Information on the COVID measures and travel restrictions in place in European countries can be found on the following websites: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268 and https://reopen.europa.eu/en. These websites also contain information on what personal information and documents you will need to have with you to travel.