What should I bring to participate in [BC]2?
To participate in [BC]2 on-site, you need to be either vaccinated, have recovered from a recent COVID-19 infection or be tested negative for COVID-19.
- I’m vaccinated – what should I bring to [BC]2?
If you are vaccinated (2nd dose needs to be received at least two weeks prior the conference beginning), you need to bring your vaccination certificate. The vaccine needs to be authorised in Switzerland and the vaccination needs to be completed.
Further information on the certificate’s format and which vaccines are accepted by Switzerland can be found here.
- I recovered from a recent COVID-19 infection, but I’m not vaccinated – what should I bring to [BC]2?
A “recent” COVID-19 infection is defined as COVID-19 infection that did occur no longer than 180 days prior [BC]2, but was confirmed by a positive PCR test result at least 11 days before [BC]2. If this is the case for you, and if you don’t have any symptoms anymore and are not vaccinated, you need to bring a copy of the PCR test or your COVID-19 certificate to prove the past infection.
- I’m not yet vaccinated, and I did not have a recent COVID-19 infection – what should I bring to [BC]2?
In case you are neither vaccinated, nor were sick of COVID-19, you need to do a PCR test (not older than 48h) or rapid antigen test (not older than 48h) to participate. The test has to be negative to participate in the conference and a confirmation of the negative test results needs to be brought for the registration.
- I’m not vaccinated, did not have a recent COVID-19 infection and I don’t have a negative test – what should I do?
In this case, you cannot participate in [BC]2 on-site. If you wish to participate on-site, we thus highly recommend that you take appropriate measures to get either vaccinated or tested negative.
Online participation will be possible at any time (registration page).
Swiss and European COVID Certificates
In Switzerland and the EU, officially COVID Certificates are issued integrating the information on whether you are vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for COVID-19. These certificates are valid in printed and digital format, and are also integrated into the COVID Certificate App. For more information on the COVID Certificate, please have a look here.
[BC]2 Participants from abroad
Please bring an official document (in an EU Language or English), issued from your country of residence or in Switzerland, to prove that you are either vaccinated, have recovered or were tested negative.
Frequently asked questions on how to enter Switzerland during the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed here.