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 :

  • A negative PCR test dated less than 72 hours
  • or to be fully vaccinated (second injection given at least two weeks prior the conference)
  • or a Covid cure certificate (not more than 6 months)  

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 : (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 dépistage COVID-19
Route de Chavannes 11
1007 Lausanne

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