Corona virus – current information

General information

At the end of May 2022, the laws which allowed individual measures that businesses and schools or universities could take expired. Consequently, among other things, the wearing of face masks is suggested, but no longer required, indoors (shopping, events, etc.). We will notify conference participants immediately should any of this change.

We ask participants to wear masks indoors – we are a large international group and vaccination statuses will differ, as do the rules and regulations in your home countries and you might face  severe difficulties if you are infected while in Germany. Please take all measures you believe are essential for your personal safety.

Please note: masks are still compulsory on public transport (long and short distance trains, busses, trams).

While our event does not take place on the JGU campus, the JGU website has recent info on the local rules:

Testing facilities Mainz city centre

If you require a negative test result before re-entering your home country, these can be obtained at various testing sites in the city centre.

Please check which services are available - this changes quickly! Particularly PCR tests might be difficult to come by/process in time, so make sure your chosen testing site has the capacities!

An interactive map with testing sites is available here. By clicking on a location dot, you'll receive detailed info regarding opening hours and services available (please note: might not work with all browsers or mobile devices!). Please check with one of the local team to make sure you're booking the correct appointment etc. or if you have any questions.

A conveniently located testing centre is - you can book an appointment online (site in German). At the time of writing, they also did PCR tests. Another test centre group has several sites in the city centre, but only one currently offers PCR tests - check here: Also, they state that processing currently is guaranteed within 48 hours, so make sure your appointment is early enough.

There is also the option to book a test directly before departure at Frankfurt Airport. They also offer expedited processing (6h, 12h, 24h) and certificates e.g. for re-entry to Japan:

(last updated: July 14, 2022)