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Eurofurence 26 - "Welcome to Tortuga - On the High Seas" - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Rules & Regulations

As per our Rules of Conduct (RoC) to ensure the safety of all attendees, full vaccination to provide complete immunisation against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) at the time of the convention Eurofurence 26 - "Welcome to Tortuga - On the High Seas" is required. We will ask for proof upon check in, you will only be able to check-in on site if you are considered to have complete immunisation according to section 22a (1) of the Protection against Infection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG) (EMA-approved vaccines) at that time. Attending the Convention in 2022 without complete immunisation against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is not possible. Complete immunisation (until 30 September 2022) according to section 22a (1) of the Protection against Infection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG) consists of:

  • two vaccination doses; or
  • one vaccination dose, provided that
    • the person concerned can provide proof of a positive antibody test carried out prior to the vaccination, showing that they were infected with the coronavirus before receiving the vaccination; or
    • the person concerned can provide proof of a positive nucleic acid test (e.g., PCR test) carried out prior to the vaccination, showing that they were infected with the coronavirus before receiving the vaccination; or
    • the person concerned was infected with the coronavirus after the vaccination and can provide proof of a positive nucleic acid test (e.g., PCR test) carried out after receiving the vaccination and at least 28 days prior to travel.
The EU authorized vaccines as of today are:
  • Comirnaty (Pfizer / BioNTech)
  • Spikevax - COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Vaxzevria - COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
  • Nuvaxovid
Please refer to the list of approved vaccines in the EU as stated here.

Proof of vaccination

To ensure the safety of all attendees, you must, at the time of your check-in on site, present proof of vaccination within the meaning of section 22a (1) of the Protection against Infection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG) that meets the following requirements in full: It must be an EU Digital COVID Certificate or comparable proof of vaccination in digital or paper form in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. Photographs of documents in paper form will not be accepted as digital proof. Proof in digital form needs to have been issued electronically by the authorised issuer and transmitted electronically to the authorised holder. Proof of vaccination must contain the following information:
  • the personal details of the vaccinated person (at least their given name and family name and the date of birth or the number of the passport or other official photo ID to be presented upon inspection),
  • the date/s of vaccination and number of vaccination doses,
  • the name/s of the vaccine,
  • the name of the disease vaccinated against, and
  • distinctive features which show the identity of the person or institution responsible for administering the vaccination or issuing the certificate (e.g., an official logo or the name of the issuer).
We will accept your national equivalent (e.g., UK vaccination certificate, CDC card) if it meets the criteria described above. Please check here for additional information about the EU Digital COVID Certificate. Please be aware that if you can obtain an EU Digital COVID Certificate we suggest getting one, since this will greatly speed up the check-in waiting time on site for you as all other documents have to be validated manually by our medical staff. The certificate must be technically valid (the technical validity of 365 days can be refreshed within the respective certificate apps) at the time of the check-in.

Mask mandate

All attendees are required to wear a FFP2 / N95 / KN95 face mask (ISO EN 149-2001) or an "OR" type face masks (doctor's masks) (ISO EN 14683 Type II) or an uncertified fabric face masks (with or without prints) in all areas that are marked with a mask mandate. The mask must cover mouth and nose. Fursuiters are exempted from wearing a face mask while wearing their fursuit head. We urge all attendees to always wear a face mask in all public convention areas. In the event of a deviating legal government regulation existing at the time of the event, which prescribes a general obligation to wear face masks or a specific type of face mask, the legal government regulation applies.

Test mandate

A general obligation for the attendees to present a negative PCR test / antigen test at the time of check-in on site does not apply. All attendees are required, however, upon having symptoms indicating an infection with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), to agree to antigen tests (lateral-flow tests), conducted at the discretion of the medical service of the convention. Failure to agree to such a test upon having symptoms will lead to the immediate expulsion of the attendee from the convention. In the event of a deviating legal government regulation existing at the time of the event, which prescribes a general obligation for tests, the legal government regulation applies. Please also check the travel regulations for travels to Germany which can deviate from the convention rules.