This page was last updated on 8 July 2021
Q1: What are the entry conditions to the Swiss-Tech Convention Centre?
The AIPC Annual Conference will be a COVID-FREE event.
To get access to the Swiss-Tech Convention Centre, all participants need to provide :
Delegates complying with the above will given a colored bracelet granting them access to the venue. Should you fail to provide one of those certificated you will not be able to access the center until you have done a rapid test.
All participants have to make sure to have a QR code on their certificates in order for it to be scanned and validated before entering the building.
You can do a rapid test on the EPFL site : https://www.epfl.ch/campus/security-safety/sante/coronavirus-covid-19/centre-de-test-ecublens-epfl/ (it is on the EPFL Campus – near STCC). It is very important that you take an appointment, the free slots are taken very rapidly, so the sooner the better… When doing the test/ filling in the form you will have to ask for a certificate WITH a QR code, this is very important.
Q2: Where can I find the latest info on the COVID situation in Switzerland?
The latest info on the COVID situation may be viewed here.
Q3: What are the entry conditions for Switzerland?
The entry conditions can be found on the links below:
Q4: Where can I get a COVID Test?
Everyone can go to the testing center at the EPFL. Appointments can be made through this website.
This testing center would be the closest one to the SwissTech, a PCR test at the EPFL testing center costs 133,50 CHF.
CENTRE DE DEPISTAGE COVID-19
Centre de dépistage COVID-19
Route de Chavannes 11
Other testing centers
Prices for COVID tests vary from CHF 150-200
Q5: Do I need to wear a mask?
The mask-wearing requirement applies all over Switzerland in many different places and situations.
The general rule is: always wear a mask if you are unable to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people, and where no physical barrier such as a partition is in place. Mask-wearing is particularly important in enclosed and poorly-ventilated spaces. You should also wear a mask, for example, during car journeys with other people.
Below you will find a list of where and in what situations you must wear a mask.
Q6: Are restaurants open?
Restaurants are fully open (the inside and outside). It is however limited to a maximum amount of people per table: maximum 4 people per table inside and 6 per table outside. Wearing a mask is mandatory in the restaurant when standing up. When seated the mask can be taken off