Home / Covid FAQs

Covid-19 FAQs

Updated advice as of 15 March 2022

The situation regarding the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continues to be fast moving. CRU will continue to monitor all updates from the German and EU authorities as they pertain to the conference. As of 15 January 2022, additional requirements have been imposed by the German Government. 

All attendees to provide proof of vaccination or recovery (proof of recovery must be within 90 days of a positive PCR test for unvaccinated and within 180 days for previously vaccinated attendees). However attendees who are fully vaccinated (or recovered) will no longer be required to produce a negative test on a daily basis.
All delegates irrespective of testing status will be required to wear a FFP2 mask at all times in the venue. Attendees are responsible for procuring their own FFP2 masks.  

We will continue to update this page if there are any further developments. 


Last updated 6 January 2022

As of 4 January 2022, the entry requirements to Germany require all travelers to provide proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination or recovery when entering the country. In addition, when entering the Federal Republic of  Germany following a stay in a high-risk area or area of variants of concern outside of Germany, a special obligation to register, quarantine and furnish proof has to be observed. The list of high risk areas can be found here

The primary requirement if you are entering Germany from a high-risk area, is that in addition to providing proof of vaccination or recovery, you will also need to fill in a digital registration on entry at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when entering the country. Please note, that when traveling from a high risk area, no quarantine is required if you are fully vaccinated or can provide proof of recovery provided this proof is transmitted via the entry portal before entering the country. 

Full vaccination or recovery status continues to be a requirement of entry to the conference and this will be strictly enforced. The wearing of face coverings will also be mandatory in the venue.

CRU will endeavor to keep this page updated with any new or changed Covid-19 requirements but we do encourage delegates to check with their own travel advisors.


CRU Events will be following the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and the hotel’s guidelines to promote a healthy environment that is as safe as possible for all involved at the conference.  You can check for the latest measures against Covid-19 being implemented in Berlin here

Please note it is a condition of entry to the live conference that all delegates must provide proof being:

- fully vaccinated (or recovered) delegates + a daily negative test
- fully vaccinated (or recovered) + 3rd vaccination (Booster) (no daily negative test is required) proof of Covid-19 vaccination 

Currently the German and EU authorities are only recognising the following vaccines:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (2 doses required)
  • Moderna (2 doses required)
  • AstraZeneca (2 does required)
  • Jannsen/Johnson & Johnson (2 doses required) 

However, additional information on approved vaccines should be checked here  

You can also access the following vaccine approval tool for the Schengen area here

We advise all delegates attending the event to seek independent travel advice before travelling, the information provided in this FAQ is for guidance only. Please be advised that risk of exposure to COVID 19 exists in any event or public space including the CRU Nitrogen + Syngas Conference 2022. By attending the conference, you acknowledge the inherent risks and as a condition of entering the conference you agree to abide by applicable health guidelines. At the time of writing (21 October 2021) our guidelines are as follows:

Before you travel:

  • Review any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for Europe or Germany
  • For information about vaccinations accepted for entry into Germany please click here 
  • As above, it is a condition of entry that all delegates are fully vaccinated and/or proof of prior infection within 90 days, but less than 14 days before the conference (if fully vaccinated), or less than 28 days before the conference (if not vaccinated). 
  • In addition, we recommend that delegates follow ECDC/BMG guidelines on taking a COVID test before attending the event
  • We will communicate the ECDC/BMG advice to you via email regularly in the weeks leading up to the event dates
  • By attending CRU Nitrogen + Syngas Conference 2022 you confirm that: you are not currently experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, as identified by the ECDC; you have not knowingly been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine; and that you are not under any self-quarantine order  
We advise all customers to seek foreign travel advice from their own country and to follow any government guidelines on travel restrictions and requirements for visiting Germany.

At the conference:

  • As of 17 January 2022, FFP2 masks will be mandatory at the event.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available throughout the venue including at the registration desk and at the entrance to the conference auditorium
  • Hygiene and cleaning of the venue will be performed regularly throughout the event. For details on additional measures the conference hotel is taking, please click here

If you become ill, or test positive during the event:
  • If you test positive for Covid-19, or meet any of the ECDC or presiding local public health authority guidelines for: testing, quarantine or self-isolation, prior to or during the event; we strongly recommend you observe these measures and under no circumstances attempt to attend any part of the event
  • Please email conferences@crugroup.com for details of local testing centers or, if you test positive for COVID-19 during the event
  • In the event of a positive test, re-entry to the conference will not be permitted
  • If you test positive for Covid-19 following the event, please email: conferences@crugroup.com and follow the presiding local health authority and/or ECDC guidelines for treatment, tracing, quarantine and self-isolation

Please note: The guidelines posted here are based on information currently available regarding the behaviour and characteristics of the COVID-19 virus, public health information and local or state guidelines with respect to large gatherings in any particular community. As more clarity with respect to these variables emerges, it is expected that these guidelines may need to be adjusted accordingly.

CRU Events has run several live-events as we emerge from the pandemic. Here are some recent experiences from our previous live events in relation to Covid-19 protocols:

SMU Steel Summit, Atlanta, GA, August 2021
In the post-conference survey, 93% of respondents said they felt comfortable or very comfortable with the SMU / CRU protocols put in place for their safety. Here's what we did:

To indicate personal preferences for levels of face-to-face interaction, we provided colored wrist bands for all attendees to wear. The wearing of facemasks when inside the venue was encouraged, as per the recommendations of the CDC, the State of Atlanta and the venue. Hand sanitizer stations were available throughout the venue space for the use of all attendees. Seats in the auditorium were spaced out, and numbers limited to ensure distancing. Lunches were served by staff, and screens placed to keep the food as hygienic as possible.

"SMU and CRU team did a great job to organize a great event amidst of very challenging times with a health pandemic still ongoing - as in previous events the content is very relevant to the times and great speakers"

Malena Villarreal, Supply Chain Manager, Gibraltar Industries - Pacific Award Metals