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PCR test will be required to access the SPIEF 2021 venue

7 May 2021
Для прохождения на площадку ПМЭФ-2021 потребуется ПЦР-тест

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection at the venues of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021, a number of measures to ensure epidemiological safety, developed by Rospotrebnadzor, will be introduced. These measures are related to the sanitary conditions during the events, access to the venues, catering, sanitizing the premises, and providing participants and staff with personal protective equipment.

“As we have repeatedly stated, this year the priority for the SPIEF organizers is the safety and comfort of the participants. Therefore, when developing epidemiological safety regulations, we were guided by the principle of reasonable sufficiency. All procedures related to accreditation and access to the venue meet the recommendations of WHO and Rospotrebnadzor, while being easy to understand and perform,” noted Head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova.

In particular, amendments were made to the procedure of accreditation and access to the venue for Forum participants, media representatives, staff and volunteers. For accreditation in your personal web office, you must fill in the information on whether you have had the coronavirus infection, the presence or absence of antibodies and the vaccination received. It is recommended that all participants and staff be vaccinated.

Before arriving at the Forum venue, it will be required to do a PCR test at one of the specially deployed testing points – they will be located at Pulkovo Airport, at the Moskovsky railway station in St. Petersburg and in hotels in the city. You can do the test starting 1 June, but no later than one day before visiting the SPIEF 2021 venue. Test results will be valid for the entire duration of the Forum. The test result will be automatically uploaded to the accreditation system and, if it is negative, will activate a badge for access to the venue.

Those who plan to attend the Forum plenary session will need to do an additional PCR test one day before the event. Foreign participants will also have to undergo PCR testing 72 hours before crossing the border, and then 24 hours before arriving at the Forum venue. There is no need for quarantine upon arrival.

Remote thermometry will be used at the Forum venue, and persons with temperatures above 37.1 will not be able to access the Forum. Air recirculators and disinfection devices will be installed on the Expoforum territory. During the Forum, dry and wet cleaning with the use of disinfectants, sanitizing of contact surfaces and disinfection in conference rooms will be carried out.

All employees and volunteers will be provided with personal protective equipment. Forum cars will undergo special antibacterial treatment after each trip. The passengers will be seated maintaining a social distance.

Medical stations at the venue will be provided with the necessary equipment and medicines. There will be ambulances and resuscitation vehicles, including teams of English-speaking doctors.

Full information on COVID-19 prevention measures can be found in the corresponding section on the Forum website.