Every traveller arriving in Germany must be vaccinated, recovered, or tested (3G – Gesund, Genesen, und Getested). Consult your preferred airline for further information and details regarding return flights.
Travelling to an SPIE Europe event, you should check:
Travel restrictions: SPIE recommends downloading the Re-Open EU app. This gives an overview of all European countries and any related travel restrictions.
Event related requirements: SPIE requests that attendees are fully vaccinated as defined by their country of origin, or recovered from COVID and have a negative test. Please be prepared to show the relevant document.
Some European countries have further restrictions for those attending events. In Germany, this means that observance of the VR rule (Vaccinated or Recovered).
Your country of departure's restrictions and quarantine requirements: Your country may have its own vaccination or testing policies for departure or return. Check your local government agencies for any vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.
Your airline carrier's policies: Check with your airline to make sure you understand their policies and requirements.
SPIE health and safety information: Size and location of the event can dictate different requirements for participation. Please check the event health and safety page for details.
Transportation from the airport
Further information to be provided soon.
Driving directions and parking
The Estrel Berlin’s convenient location and ideal transportation connections mean that it is easy to reach both by car and when using public transport. Highway access is only 1.5 kilometres away. The distance to the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) is 13km. The Sonnenallee S-Bahn commuter train station can be reached on foot in only three minutes, and a bus stop (Zigrastr.) and taxi rank are located right in front of the hotel.
Things to do
The Berlin Welcome Card, issued by Visit Berlin, is the official tourist card of the city. It is valid for a minimum of 48 hours in Berlin & Potsdam, and provides a minimum of 25% discount with more than 180 partners, including museums and other attractions such as palaces, boat trips, restaurants, stages, city tours, and others. There are variations of the card, and more details can be found by using the link provided.