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Covid Information

ECOC 2022 Covid Policy

ECOC 2022 is following the official recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and there will be no restrictions at the conference venue due to Covid-19.

Desinfection stands at the main entrances and all room entrances are provided and regular usage is recommended. People who wish to wear protective face masks are welcome to do so.

Note: the Congress Center Basel uses fresh-air ventilation, which avoids re-circulating air and therefore drastically reduces the risk of virus spreading.

Entry Requirements

There are currently no entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required for entry into Switzerland. (Swiss State Secretariat for Migration, 2 May 2022)

For latest entry regulations, please visit:

General recommendations:

  • For traveling, it is recommended to have a valid Covid19 certificate, proof of vaccination (not older than 270 days) or proof of recovery (not older than 180 days). Airlines or European transfer airports may restrict access to vaccinated and recovered persons only.

Swiss National Regulations

Currently, there are no active measures to contain Covid19 in Switzerland. E.g., wearing protective masks is not mandatory anymore, but one may wear a mask voluntarily for personal protection.

For the actual Covid19 situation in Switzerland (weekly updates), please visit:

For a complete overview over Covid19 in Switzerland, please visit:

Covid Test Centres in Basel

Among the many Covid-19 test centres in Basel, we recommend the official Test and Triage Center Basel at the University Hospital. For more information, please visit:

Other test centres and further information about Covid-19 testing in Basel can be found here:

We will organise a Covid-19 Info Desk at the ECOC registration, where you can get assistance and sign up for PCR or antigen testing.

For attendees from Japan: the Test and Triage Center Basel provides confirmation of negative test results using the official form issued by the Japanese government.