COVID-19 Response & Protocols - GBTA VDR 2021

COVID safety protocols: Important information!

GBTA and VDR are collaborating closely with the conference venue, Estrel to ensure that we deliver our conference in the safest way possible.



GBTA VDR Conference Hygiene Concept

1. Covid Documentation Required

 GBTA and VDR are adopting a strict 2G PLUS safety protocol which means that:

In line with the latest government guidelines in Berlin all delegates are required to provide proof of either :

  • Full Vaccination of more than 14 days OR
  • A certificate of recovery which is no more than 3 months old

All conference participants are required to provide proof of a negative result of an antigen test that is no more than 24 hours old to gain entrance to the conference for the first time. This cannot be a lateral flow self-test.

Those who have not received a booster shot will also be required to provide tests each day.

We recommend that all delegates conduct antigen tests before coming to Berlin, however there is a testing centre at the Estrel and so it is possible to book a test online. This must be booked in advance via this link: Corona Schnelltest Zentrum - Berlin Neukölln im Estrel Hotel - Book an appointment online now!

Documentation for all delegates will be checked by Visumpoint before a conference badge will be issued.

Delegates without this documentation will not be permitted to enter the conference

2. A Safe Environment

The Estrel itself is equipped with state-of-the-art air conditioning facilities with 100% fresh air supply in all rooms and will be operating enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols throughout the conference. There are sanitation stations throughout the venue.

We have contracted a larger amount of space to accommodate social distancing throughout and designed the layout of conference rooms and expo out to allow for a minimum of 1m distance between delegates.

We are designing entry and exit flows and catering facilities to minimise the potential for bottlenecks and queues

3. Considerate Behaviour

In line with Berlin Senate guidelines all conference participants are required to wear FFP2 masks throughout the event.

Attendee/Exhibitor Personal Safety Commitment

  • By registering and attending GBTA Conference 2021 - Berlin in Partnership with VDR, you agree to comply with all terms and conditions, such as but not limited to, standards of behavior and engage in certain health-and-safety conduct as directed by state/local laws while attending the event.  This includes, but is not limited to, submitting to daily temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times in public areas, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, and not attending the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
  • In light of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, individuals who fall within any of the categories below should not attend the Conference. By attending, you certify that you do not fall into any of the following categories:
    • Individuals who currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others; or
    • Individuals who believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
    • I agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact GBTA if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating in the GBTA Conference 2021 - Berlin in Partnership with VDR.
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