Zonta International’s priority in all convention decisions is the safety and welfare of our members, guests, speakers and convention planning team. Zonta is also obligated to follow the regulations mandated by Germany, the city of Hamburg, and the venues where Zonta events will be held.
At this time, guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic have eased. There are no restrictions anymore for indoor venues and testing is not required to enter the CCH. Masks can be worn, but they are not mandatory. However, we will ask that all attendees are symptom free, respect personal space and are considerate of others while at the event. It should be noted that while restrictions have been lifted for indoor spaces, masks may still be required on transportation and in medical facilities and other locations.
COVID-19 Testing in Hamburg
As COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Hamburg, testing stations are becoming more limited in number, and you must be cautious in selecting a location because some offer the free test to German citizens. Please do not select a free test if you are an international traveler.
There is currently a testing station at the main train station which is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the CCH. You can book appointments online by visiting: https://coronatest.de/
. At top of page, under locations, select Hamburg Central Station as your testing site.
There is a testing site at the Hamburg Airport: https://www.hamburg-airport.de/en/depart-arrive/corona-test-centers-at-the-airport
. This airport does certificates for Japan.
You may also contact your hotel for recommendations in this area.
The city of Hamburg also offers and interactive site for travels to locate testing centers, but you may find this more complicated to use: https://www.hamburg.de/corona-schnelltest/
Zonta will continue to monitor the country, city and venue requirements and update Convention attendees accordingly prior to your travel to Hamburg, Germany.
Zonta is aware that many attendees will require a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure from Germany. A list of testing sites will be made available at Convention. As facilities may open and close, it is not optimal to publish in advance.
For more information you can visit:
Hamburg information https://www.hamburg.com/residents/settle/health/14111762/corona-whats-new
FAQs (in multiple languages) https://www.hamburg.de/faq-english/
Please return to this page prior to your departure to Germany and check the links above for updates.
Thank you for your cooperation.