COVID-19 Policy

Important COVID-related information

The IAPRD is looking forward to hosting the IAPRD 2022 World Congress as a physical event. The safety of our registrants and conference attendees is of the utmost importance. The COVID-19 policy specified below is based on current pandemic conditions and on the current issued by the Government of the Czech Republic, especially the emergency measure of the Ministry of Health and will be adjusted according to actual conditions at the time of the event.

Please note that travel and on-site conference participation is undertaken at the individual’s own risk and responsibility. IAPRD cannot be held financially or legally responsible in cases of infection, time spent in quarantine, or other issues that may arise from COVID-19 or the pandemic. IAPRD is not financially responsible for any COVID-19 testing (PCR, lateral flow tests, etc.) that faculty or on-site participants may be required to undertake.

Before registering, please ensure that you have read this page fully. By registering, you agree to fully comply with all COVID-19 regulations required onsite as defined by the event organiser.


Currently, IAPRD policy requires all registered congress delegates to provide:

• A certificate providing evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 (as defined by the EU Commission at the time of the event).


• Provide a laboratory confirmation of having recovered from COVID-19 disease in the period not longer than 180 days before the day of the event.

Please note that delegates providing only a valid negative PCR, antigen or antibody test certificate will not be granted access to the congress.

Masks will be mandatory: Delegates will be required to wear a respiratory system protection article with at least 94% filtering ability and without exhalation valve, such as an FFP2 class respirator (KN95 / N95) or a nano face mask.

It is possible to consume food and drinks in dedicated areas. Please put on a respirator immediately after drinking or eating.

The employees of the Prague Congress Center and local service providers employees and local service providers meet the current regulations set by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Access to the public areas is permitted only to authorised persons. 

IAPRD is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 status and will follow guidance and advisories from the Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic as well as the standards set forth by the Prague Congress Center. Please refer to the PCC website or the website created by the Czech government for current measueres (congresses fall in the same category as concerts)  for updates regarding the IAPRD World Congress 2022 COVID-19 policy.

The current regulations for entry in to the Czech Republic can be viewed here.


Last updated: 31 March 2022

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