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Travelling to Austria: COVID-19 Prevention and Control Guidelines
What to know before travelling to Austria
- Keep yourself updated with the latest news and regulations regarding entry requirements into Austria. You can find information about entry requirements and Pre-Travel-Clearance (PTC) at https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html.
- In order to ensure the greatest possible safety for all the participants of the ISM 2021, you will be asked to provide a valid EU-full vaccination certificate or recovery certificate from SARS-CoV-2 issued in German or English language upon the registration at the conference. On-site participation with only “tested” status is not possible.
- Please DO NOT attend the event if you notice an acute respiratory infection (with or without fever) with symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, upper respiratory catarrh, sudden loss of sense of smell or taste, or if you have been in contact with persons with COVID-19 symptoms.
The on-site activities of the ISM 2021 will take place under highly hygienic standards to ensure the greatest safety of the participants during all stages of the event (commuting with shuttle bus transfer, sessions, breaks, luncheons and coffee breaks, gala dinner). However, there are very important guidelines that all in-presence participants should follow:
- Participants should respect the social distancing measures and it will be mandatory to wear the mask in the conference areas. The shared areas and hallways are designed to ensure greater social distancing and smooth flow, and sufficient signals and help from the organizing staff will be at your immediate disposal.
- All participation rooms will be adequately ventilated and each room will operate with a reduced capacity. The maximum number of attendants will be indicated and available seats will be a priori indicated.
- Participants are asked to wash their hands often and cover coughs and sneezes. Room will be cleaned frequently, and the seats specified to the participants will be sanitized. Hand sanitizers will be provided in the rooms and conference areas.
- Luncheons, coffee breaks and gala dinner will be served with full compliance with the government guidelines.
- Last but not least, we ask the attendees to monitor their health daily and be alert for symptoms. Conference in-presence attendees should uphold a responsible behavior also outside the conference venue.
Guidelines for a blended conference
How to participate
How will it be held?
Before the conference: procedure for online participation (Important)
- If you do not already have a Microsoft TEAMS account, please sign-up for free at the following website to create an account: https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software
- You will be invited to download the Microsoft TEAMS application for Desktop and/or mobile. Alternatively you can also participate just via web browser.
During the conference: how to join the sessions and access the events
Room reservation guidelines
RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN LINZ
Courtyard Linz**** Superior
Arcotel Nike Linz ****
Ibis Linz City ***
Classic Hotel Wolfinger ***
How to get there
Getting to Linz
Linz is characterised by short distances. Many locations near the Danube can be reached on foot. However, sometimes greater distances cannot be avoided, which is why we’ve summarised some helpful contacts for you here: https://www.linztourismus.at/en/business/meeting-destination-linz/transfer/.
The Linz airport offers direct connection to the transport hubs Frankfurt, Vienna and Düsseldorf. Please visit the website to know more: http://www.linz-airport.com/de
The train journey time between Vienna Airport (VIE) and Linz is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 203 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 41m. The Vienna Airport (VIE) to Linz train service departs directly from Flughafen Wien and arrives in Linz Hbf. The ÖBB – Austrian Railway offer direct connections from Vienna Airport to Linz Hauptbahnhof – Central Station. You can buy tickets here: https://www.oebb.at/en/
Transportation in Linz
Information about public Transport and Taxis in Linz is available here: https://www.linztourismus.at/en/leisure/plan-a-trip/transfers/.
Getting to Hagenberg
Hagenberg is located in Upper Austria’s beautiful Muehlviertel region and only 20 kilometres from Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.
Important: Transfers with shuttles from the hotels mentioned on the website to the conference venue in Hagenberg will be organised to bring participants to Hagenberg in the morning and bring them back to Linz in the evening.
Do you want to get to Hagenberg on your own?Please visit the following websites for more information about:
- Hagenberg is linked to the capital of Linz by bus. The 311 coach provides a frequent service between Linz main train station und our campus. For details and timetables please check the OÖVV Verkehrsverbund website. Read the timetable here, which includes the stations from Hagenberg to Linz and back. There is a regular train service between the capital of Linz and Pregarten, which is only 4 kilometres away from Hagenberg. The journey takes about 45 minutes. The train schedule is available at www.oebb.at.
- In case you are planning to come by car on your own, there is both outdoor and underground parking available to participants in and around the software park. Car parks are indicated on the Hagenberg Campus map (see access Basement Parking; unfortunately the capacities are limited). Here you can also find full directions to Hagenberg Campus: https://www.fh-ooe.at/en/hagenberg-campus/about-us/getting-to-hagenberg/.
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