Dear Partners & Colleagues,
Please be informed that both Organizing Committee and Professional Congress Organizers are working confidently to organize the ECOSEP 2021 with physical presence, as initially planned.
We sincerely thank our partners and colleagues who continue to register and plan for our event. For any updates, please visit the congress website regularly!
Also, we would like to reassure you that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), is meticulously followed. Additionally, we consider and follow all the instructions provided by the associations related to the meetings’ industry, such as IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers), that our event’s PCO – AFEA - is member of.
The Organizning 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.
We encourage you to become familiar with the to-date World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions and check the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website for more information.
If you have additional concerns, please contact our Congress Secretariat at [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you to Athens in November and provide you the opportunity to follow a great Scientific Programme, meet colleagues and friends and visit Athens under the highest standards of health safety and protocols set by the official local and international authorities.
See you in Athens 2021
TRAVELLING TO GREECE
All travellers must complete their PLF until the day before entering the country and leaving the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of their stay while in Greece. In case of multiple stays, they are required to provide the address for the first 24 hours at least. One PLF should be submitted per family.
Travellers will receive a confirmation email upon submission of the PLF.
Travellers will receive the PLF with their unique Quick Response (QR) code on the day of their scheduled arrival in Greece and will be notified via email (the QR code will be provided in a link in the confirmation email).
Travellers boarding or embarking on the previous day of the arrival will be allowed to do so upon showing the confirmation email, since they will receive their QR code during their flight or voyage.
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 their arrival in Greece.
- As of May 14th, travelers arriving in Greece are required to have either a negative PCR certificate from a testing laboratory, for a Covid-19 test taken no later than 72 hours before arrival or a negative antigen (rapid) certificate taken no longer than 48 hours before arrival.
This test is mandatory for all tourists (including children over the age of 12), regardless of the epidemiological situation in the country of departure.
- Proof of a negative test is not required however for all travelers that have completed their vaccination (i.e., 14 days have elapsed since the last vaccination, depending on the doses required) and hold a vaccination certificate.
Acceptable vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.
- Proof of a negative PCR test is not required if the traveler was tested positive with COVID-19 in the past 30 to 180 days. This can be proved either by presenting a positive PCR molecular or an antigen test result performed by an authorized laboratory or a medical certificate confirming that the holder was tested positive with SARS-CoV-2 virus infection. The certificate is issued 30 days after the day of the first positive COVID-19 test and is valid for 180 days after it.
- Every traveler who arrives in Greece, regardless of the certificate in their possession, may undergo a random health screening. If you are selected, please keep in mind that the screening is mandatory. In case of refusal, authorities reserve the right to refuse entry into the country. The selection is made through a targeted sampling system ”EVA” used also in the summer of 2020.