Frequently Asked Questions
TESTING & TRAVEL
How will AABC be verifying attendee test results?
Our event staff will ask for a verbal attestation to your test timing and results.
Is there a specific kind of test I need to use?
Please use FDA-approved, WHO-approved or EU approved rapid antigen test, to ensure you can test and receive your results within 24 hours prior to arriving at the event.
How often do I need to test?
AABC only requires you to test before you arrive at the event. Based on your own judgement and comfort level, you may choose to take additional tests on your own during and/or after the event.
I’m traveling from outside Germany– what are the requirements for entry?
Germany requires all international travelers to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID or a negative test result before departure in their country of origin. In addition, Germany has classified certain countries as high risk, as of 3 March 2022 the United States has been removed from the high risk list and are not required to complete a Digital Registration. The full list of high risk countries can be found here. If you are traveling from a high risk country of origin you must complete a Digital Registration at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/. Please check with your airline or click here for more information.
I’m not from Germany, what is the COVID-19 policy for me to return to my country of origin?
If you are traveling from outside of Germany and returning home, check with your country of origin rules for entry at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html. Search for the country you are returning to. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required
or requested health information.
I need to have a COVID-19 PCR test before I return home. Where can I do that?
Please click here for a directory of local testing
locations. Appointments and/or fees may be required, and the type of tests offered may differ by location. Or reach out to the host hotel to provide their recommendations of nearby testing facilities.
What should I do if I test positive during or after attending the conference?
In the unlikely event that you test positive for COVID-19 during or following participation in our conference, we would appreciate being informed.
Please get in touch with Pam Gerardi, Director, Client Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I get a COVID-19 test after attending the event?
We encourage any attendee that exhibits COVID-19 symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and receive a test.
ATTENDING IN PERSON
Is there anything special I need to bring with me to the event?
Please bring a mobile device or laptop to join in some of our virtual sessions and speaker Q&As (please make sure your devices are fully charged; we do our
best to make outlets available but cannot guarantee them).
How should we greet and meet our fellow attendees?
This one is up to you. Please follow your personal comfort level and respect the boundaries of your fellow attendees. Handshakes, waves and elbow bumps all welcome.