Health and safety for SPIE Sensors + Imaging

We are monitoring the situation and will keep this page updated. Last update: 29 November 2021

Together, we can ensure a safe and successful event

SPIE Sensors + Imaging will safely bring the community together in September 2022. Based on rules from national, and local authorities we will take guidance that provides the most safety for our attendees. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and FFP2 masks will be required for all participants.

Requirements may change so please check back as the event approaches.

Planning for a safe and successful SPIE Sensors + Imaging

Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for everyone at Sensors + Imaging 2022

SPIE and our event partners aim to provide a safe event for all attendees. We are in the process of determining how best to safely collect and confirm vaccination status. 

All event participants are expected to understand and follow the safe event requirements outlined below.

Learn more:

SPIE safe meeting protocols 

This page reflects current rules and expectations and will be kept up to date as any requirements change.

  • SPIE will follow the latest published requirements and safe gathering protocols established in the location where each event occurs
  • Among national, state, local, or facility-specific rules or recommendations SPIE will abide by the current mandates of the local government and venue
  • Rules may change if local, state, or federal rules change prior to or during an event

What to expect at SPIE Sensors + Imaging

In Berlin, that means proof of vaccination and the wearing of FFP2 masks is required based on city-specific rules; source:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all attendees and staff (a negative COVID test is not a replacement for a COVID vaccination)
  • FFP2 Masks will be mandatory for all indoor spaces where a 1.5 metre distance cannot be maintained
  • Enhanced sanitation measures will be taken throughout the event
  • FFP2 Masks and hand sanitizers will be widely available.

Proof of vaccination

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination* will be required for all attendees and staff (a negative COVID test is not a replacement for a COVID vaccination)
  • Vaccination certificates carried by attendees having received the following Vaccines will be accepted without further formalities. The sole deciding factor is whether the vaccine name appears on the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute (PEI) list.
  • Alternatively, proof of recovery (asserted by a PCR, PoC-PCR or other nucleic acide amplification methods) which is no fewer than 28 days and no more than 6 months old, is required.

    *This verification of EMA-approved vaccine will be accomplished via an app or web-based system available in the weeks before and during the event. Exact details have yet to be determined.

How we can all help

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Respect the personal space and comfort level of others (note that individual comfort levels will vary and some people may prefer touchless greetings or elbow bumps instead of handshakes)
  • Do not attend if you are not feeling well
  • Keep up to date with prevention measures taken by the Berlin Senate
  • Download the Corona-Warn-App, the official contract tracing app in Germany.


For information on traveling, please visit the Hotel and Travel page


What to expect in Berlin

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required at area businesses
  • Masks may be required for indoor activities
  • Respect local area mandates and requirements

Frequently asked questions

You have been vaccinated with a vaccine accepted by the European Medicines Agency or equivalent.

Vaccines authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the European Medicines Agency are accepted.

Since 1 August, all travellers who have not been fully vaccinated or recovered must present a current, negative Corona test. Children under 12 years of age are exempt. The new entry rules apply to all countries regardless of whether one is entering from a non-risk area, a high-risk area or a virus variant area. Read the 'FAQ: What are the rules in Berlin?' section on the Vist Berlin website.