IHC2022 AND COVID-19

We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our attendees, exhibitors, conference and hotel management and staff, and for all individuals who will be onsite during the IHC2022. Your safety and your well-being are our top priorities.

B. REGISTRATION POLICY

Change from in-person to virtual participation is possible until June 15th 2022, under certain conditions :

  • If traveling is impossible due to health reasons: Price difference will be reimbursed but not the administrative fees (certificate or national regulation required)
  • If travelling is no longer possible but not due to health reasons: no reimbursement of the price difference will be made.

For cancellations as a result of COVID-19 related health and safety concerns, contact us to arrange a refund. Please send all emails regarding cancellations and substitutions to secretariat@ihc.org

D.TRAVEL DOCUMENTS IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED

Depending on your circumstances, you must complete and carry some of the following documents in order to board:

  • a sworn declaration, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that
    • you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;
    • to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey;
    • (if you are aged 12 or over) you agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France;
    • (where applicable) you pledge to self-quarantine for seven days;
  • (for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from a “red” country) you are aware that you will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in France.
  • (for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from “orange” or “red” countries) an exempted international travel certificate for Metropolitan France, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (when travelling by air, sea and land, and by rail);
  • (for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from a “red” country) proof of location of self-quarantine, and where appropriate, access details for inspectors to carry out checks.

F. I RECEIVED A VISA TO TRAVEL TO FRANCE BUT COULD NOT USE IT BECAUSE THE BORDERS WERE CLOSED. CAN I USE IT LATER?

You cannot use an expired visa. However, you will be eligible for a simplified procedure with less supporting documentation for a further visa application when issuance resumes. For further information on this resumption, consult the France-Visas portal and the websites of diplomatic and consular posts.

H. ACCESS TO THE VARIOUS LOCATIONS OF THE IHC2022

You will be required to present one of the following documents recognised as a health pass:

  • a PCR test and Antigenic test of less than 24 hours before accessing the site
  • a proof of vaccination
    • 7 days after the last vaccine injection (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) or as part of a single-dose vaccination schedule with the same vaccines following a Covid-19 disease (from 2 months after the infection) ;
    • 28 days after injection for vaccines with a single injection (Johnson & Johnson).

You will also need a PCR test or health pass outside the IHC congress to go to restaurants, bars, museums or any other site that welcomes guests.