COVID Guide for the International Congress
By George Veni, PhD, President UIS
The COVID pandemic is a tragedy and challenge for everyone, including you and the organizers of the International Congress of Speleology. The Organizing Committee is working to make the Congress as safe as possible and to include as many people as possible, but we may be limited by government rules that can change quickly as the virus changes. We appreciate your patience and understanding of these difficult circumstances.
When the Congress date is near and there is more certainty, we will post specific information on any Congress restrictions as it becomes available. Until then, here are three things to know and do so your trip to France will be safe, possible, and pleasant:
If you are not vaccinated, you may not be allowed into France. Also, check the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to verify that your vaccine is accepted in France.
Get a QR code on your vaccination document.
Many tourist sites, restaurants, and other businesses in France require a “passe sanitaire” (health pass) for entry. This is easy to do through information at official website , but only if your vaccination document has a QR code.
If it does not have a QR code, ask the health organization in your country how to add a QR code to your vaccination document.