Conference Venue

The 8th NANOMETA conference will take place in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria:
Olympia Sport and Kongresszentrum Seefeld – Tirol GmbH

Klosterstrasse 600
6100 Seefeld, Austria
Phone: 00 43 (0) 5212 32 20 75
Website: https://www.seefeld-sports.at/en/olympia-sport-und-kongresszentrum/ol/congress-centre

Covid-19 regulations to fullfil to enter Austria, the congress centre, hotels and other places
For your attendance consult the covid-19 rules in effect: https://www.convention.tirol/en/coronavirus-in-tirol/
Also, regularly check all covid-regulations to enter Austria:
https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information
https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/tests

Depending on your country, please check your Entry Regulations for Austria  Who can enter Austria  https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html
As of 16 November 2021,
FFP2 mask is compulsory throughout the congress centre, the shops, public transportation, cultural and leisure premises. Also, to travel to Austria via plane, train FFP2 is compulsory.

2-G rule applies for meetings from 50 to 250 persons. 2G-rule = Proof of vaccination or certificate of recovery. Restaurants + hotels: 2-G applies + compulsory collection of the guest’s contact data.

For information, Covid-rules applying in Tirol, Austria for events < 250 participants as of 16 November 2021 (liable to change depending on the sanitary conditions in effect, please regularly check the above mentioned sites in case of updates): FFP2 mask is compulsory throughout the conference centre and 2-G rule (Valid proof of vaccination or certificate of recovery) applies for all participants.

The conference management will only be able to accept participants who fulfil these Covid-rules in effect in Tirol, Austria.

Validity period Test survived disease as well as vaccination.
• Recovered persons: until 180 days (around 6 months) after illness.
• Vaccinated persons: 270 days (around 9 months) from 2nd vaccination.
• Antigen tests and antibody proofs are invalid.

During your stay in Austria, the 2-G-rule is in effect. This means, that only proof of vaccination/past infection is accepted for entering any type of accommodation, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions (cinemas, theatres, etc.), on cable cars/ski lifts and for body-related services (such as hairdressers). A negative Covid-19 test is not sufficient.

Vaccine Certificate: Needs to be established in German or English.

The following vaccines (including mix-and-match vaccines) are recognised for ENTERING Austria: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca (Covishield), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. You are considered vaccinated:

If you have received both doses of AstraZeneca (Covishield), BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm, or Sinovac; OR starting on the 22nd day after your one Johnson & Johnson dose; OR if you have had a COVID infection and have received one vaccination dose (proof of past infection required).

Please note, that Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac are only accepted to enter Austria. Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac are not accepted for entering any type of accommodation, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, leisure centres, gyms, cultural institutions, on cable cars/ski lifts and for body-related services.

Proof of past infection:
You can enter Austria for 180 days after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Proof of neutralising antibodies is valid for 90 days from the test date.

What proof is accepted?
Proof of negative test, vaccination, or past infection can be a doctor’s certificate, an official test result, a vaccination certificate/vaccination card/vaccine passport (including a pdf from an electronic vaccine passport, either on your phone or as a hard copy), or an official/medical certificate proving a past infection, either in German or English. If your original certificate is not in English or German, please use this official health certificate in German or English as proof.

If you are unable to show any of these documents, you are required to take a PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of arriving in Austria (please note that you WILL need to show proof when checking into a hotel). However, in this case, you will need to register digitally before travelling to obtain pre-travel clearance and are required to show proof of it at the border (either digitally or as a hard copy). Find more information on the pre-travel clearance here and find the form you need to fill in before travelling here.

Please note that travellers from certain countries always need to obtain and show pre-travel clearance in addition to the above documents. Find rules for specific countries at https://www.austria.info/en/service-and-facts/coronavirus-information/entry-regulations

Conference Registration Hours
Registration will start on Wednesday 5 January 2022. Opening hours will be communicated later on.

 

Photography

Attendance at, or participation in, NANOMETA-2022 constitutes consent to the use and distribution by EPS of the attendee’s image for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.
Video recording by participants and other attendees during the conference is not allowed. Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed.

Passport and visa requirements

Foreign visitors entering in Austria must be in possession of a valid ID or passport. EU nationals, in general, do not require a visa. Delegates from countries requiring visas should apply to the Austrian consular offices or diplomatic missions in their home countries. Those who need a visa must satisfy the visa requirements of their local Austrian Embassy/Consulate including

  • Invitation Letter VISA
  • a confirmed travel booking, including flight, train and/or bus bookings, hotel reservation and health insurance 
  • a confirmed order for their online registration as well as any special local requirements. 

Therefore, all participants requiring a visa should first register to NANOMETA-2022. Contributors requesting a letter of invitation should pre-fill the Invitation Letter and return it to the European Physical Society to be duly signed and returned to the recipients. Important: The invitation letter will only be sent to contributors who have submitted a contribution. The reference of the paper will be asked.

Only email invitations will be sent. Upon a special request, an express air mail at extra cost can be done. This service will be invoiced 90,-€ to be paid in advance.

NO INVITATION WILL BE SENT AFTER 3 DECEMBER 2021.

Currency

Cash machines (ATMs) in Seefeld in Tirol
The best exchange rate is usually obtained by withdrawing Euros from the cash machine (ATM). Visa, Mastercards are generally accepted everywhere in Austria.

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Public transportation

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Conference management

Conference management is provided by the European Physical Society, 6 rue des Frères Lumière, 68200 Mulhouse, France.


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Tel.  : +33 389 32 94 40
Email:  conferences@eps.org

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