Depending on the pandemic situation in Germany and in your country of origin, different regulations may apply for entering and leaving Germany.
Please find up-to-date information on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health Germany and on the website of the German Federal Government.
We recommend a antigen rapid test before attending the congress and wearing a respirator mask (FFP2 or comparable) or medical face mask (mouth-nose protection), especially in crowded areas.
Special rates are available for Congress attendees at the Marriott Hotel Berlin Central District, where the ICG 2022 Congress is taking place.
Use the direct booking link: ICG 2022 rate
Or enter the group code under "special rate", in the booking process: CS6CS6B
€ 120 Classic Single Room, per night
€ 160 Classic Double Room, per night
Rates include breakfast and WiFi.
Rates include taxes and all fees.
Please note that a city tax is added to the total room price, however it will not be charged for guests staying with a business purpose.
Rates are bookable for nights during July 3-10, 2022 and only available until May 27, 2022.
Recommended budget alternative for students are:
Jugendherberge Berlin-International City Hostel, 4 minute walk to the Congress venue
Premier Inn Berlin City Centre Hotel, 20 minute walk to the Congress venue
Travel/ Visa Information
Citizens of the EU
For visitors from most countries, Germany requires a passport, which needs to be valid for at least 6 months. EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.
All Non-EU citizens require a visa. However, a visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180 day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.
You may apply for short stay visas (Schengen Visas) at missions of the German Federal Foreign Office, such as embassies and consulates.
Please also visit the homepage of "Auswärtiges Amt" to find a detailed table of all countries requiring a visa and more information on visa regulations, as well as a list of German missions around the world.
An invitation letter for the purpose of obtaining a travel visa or permission to attend the meeting will be handed out on request after registration for the conference.
For the invitation letter we need the following information of your passport:
date of birth (day.month.year)
place of birth (city, country)
expiry date of passport (day.month.year)
If you need a letter of invitation in order to apply for a German visa, please contact the Congress Office via e-mail to: email@example.com
After receipt of your passport details we will issue the invitation letter and send it to you by e-mail.
As in most countries of the European Union, the official German currency is the Euro (€). Please note that there are no general bank hours in Germany. Most banks are open in the morning hours and just a few hours in the afternoon or early evening. Major credit cards are accepted at most cashpoints, stores, restaurants and hotels.
Telephone and Internet
Germany's international pre-dial is +49 (0049).
Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.
The electrical power supply in Germany is 230v, 50 Hz, AC.Official plugs in Germany are:
"Schukostecker" (round) Type F/ CEE 7/4
"Eurostecker" (flat) Type C/ CEE 7/16
Germany's standard time zone is UTC/GMT +1 hour.
Daylight saving time zone is UTC/GMT+2 hours.
Current Local Time in Berlin, Germany