XXIV World Congress
International Society for Heart Research

12–15 June 2022 • Berlin, Germany

Congress Details


This page gives an overview of the current Corona guidelines and regulations in Berlin, as well as general information around these guidelines (Status: 03 June 2022).

When holding the congress, the requirements and corona protection regulations in force at the time of the event will be implemented and compliance with them ensured. Currently, there are no legal regulations for the implementation of corona protection measures. Nevertheless, the health of our participants is paramount, so planning will be done prudently. Detailed information will be sent to registered participants shortly before the congress and will also be published here.

General rules in Germany
Currently, there are no legal regulations for the implementation of corona protection measures. However, wearing a FFP2 mask (or comparable mask) is mandatory while visiting a doctor’s office or using public transportation such as: Bus, Subway, Train, Tram or Ferries.

Regulation for our conference
Upon arrival at the conference venue, each participant must document that they have performed a rapid anti gen test on that day and that it was negative.
There are three ways to do this:

  1. Using the public rapid test station on the ground floor of the convention venue and presenting the negative certificate at the check in.
  2. Conducting a self-test on your own and presenting a self-disclosure form (template received by each participant in advance).
  3. Self-testing upon arrival at the conference venue.

In addition, participants are asked to self-test each morning (in their hotel rooms or at the public rapid test station on the ground floor of the conference venue).

If the participant does not have their own test, self-test kits are available for free at the conference check in.

We rely on the personal responsibility of our participants!

Masks are not required in the conference venue, but participants may choose to use masks which will be available at the check in if needed.

The lecture halls have extra generous seating so that participants can easily space themselves apart from each other.

If a test is positive, the participant will not be allowed to enter the conference. The participant is asked to immediately wear a mask, isolate in the hotel room and arrange with the hotel for a possible extension of their stay. The hotel can assist in arranging a medical
appointment or PCR testing station. Further information can be found below.

In the case of an emergency a member of the local organizing committee is reachable 24/7 during the congress at cellphone +49 173 231 28 68.

You can download the test resulst self report form via the button below.

Self report form

You can find the current requirements to enter Germany here: Auswärtiges Amt
Further infomation can be found here: bmi.de

All currently approved vaccines can be found here: EU-approved vaccines

Specifications of the Federal State of Berlin: Quarantine obligation after positive test result.

Anyone who tests positive for coronavirus must comply with quarantine and more extensive testing obligations, depending on the type of testing:

  • In the case of a positive PCR test or PoC rapid test, affected persons must immediately go into domestic quarantine.
  • In the case of a positive PoC self-test, the only obligation initially is to have a rapid test performed immediately at a certified testing station. Even if no quarantine obligation initially applies in this case, those affected should place themselves in domestic isolation as a precautionary measure.
  • In the event of a positive test result, domestic isolation must be maintained for 10 days. The isolation obligation ends after this period without testing. A shortening of the quarantine is possible from the fifth day of self-isolation at the earliest. The prerequisite is that affected persons are symptom-free for at least 48 hours and present a current negative coronary test.

During quarantine, all contact with persons outside the household is prohibited. Those who test positive by rapid test can have a free PCR test performed for verification. If the PCR test is negative, the quarantine obligation ends.

Comprehensive information is also available in English language here: https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/measures/