COSPAR Athens 2022 has teamed up with a private diagnostic center at a short walking distance from both venues (MAICC & Divani Caravel) that can carry out COVID-19 PCR testing to those who need it, as well as provide travel documentation. An appointment by phone or e-mail is required.
All registered participants will receive a discount coupon on their email a few days before the Assembly, that needs to be displayed to the test center.
For an antigen test, you may visit one of the several Pharmacies in the area. No appointment is required.
As of June 1, 2022, Greece has joined other countries of the European Union in removing the mandate for indoor masking in public spaces as a mitigation for COVID-19 spread, that has become optional ever since.
The above given, we strongly recommend that in-person Assembly participants (i) be fully vaccinated for COVID-19; (ii) wear masks as much as feasible while in indoor Assembly premises; and (iii) frequently disinfect their hands using disinfectants and/or water and soap. Avoiding handshaking to the extent possible and using the standing microphones in session rooms without touching them, or the existing individual microphones available in some Assembly halls, would be appreciated.
In cases in infection, we ask that the concerned participants avoid Assembly areas and aim to participate virtually from isolated settings.
The Organizing Committee and the PCO, AFEA Travel & Congress Services, are closely monitoring the course of COVID-19 pandemic both nationally and internationally and fully complies with all measures set by health authorities and local governments. In this respect, all instructions, guidelines and recommendations that will be set by all component authorities and which will be valid for the Congress period will be fully respected, in order to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved.
Current protocols for Arrivals in and Departures from Greece, are available here
From 15 March 2022 onwards, travellers visiting Greece are no longer required to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
However, a simplified PLF remains in operation, the completion of which is OPTIONAL, for the sole purpose of enabling the traveller / family to issue an EU Certificate of negative or positive COVID-19 test result.
Travellers, who decide to fill out the simplified form, will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the email).
The PLF can also be found on the Visit Greece app and at travel.gov.gr. It is strongly recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece app (GDPR compliant) for free, prior to their arrival in Greece.
More info is also available here