Safety protocols and accessibility information

On this page you will find more information about the current health and safety plans from the Hotel Melia Sitges and the ECCB2022 conference. 

Venue health and safety information

Click here: Venue Health and Safety Information  

COVID19 Policy

  • Travelling to the conference

You can find relevant information about the current health requirements for travelling to Spain at the Spain Travel Health portal.

Passengers (except for children under the age of 12) arriving from countries that do NOT belong to the European Union or are NOT considered Schengen associated countries, must show an EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE / EU EQUIVALENT or the SpTH QR, in order to pass the health controls on arrival in Spain.

Masks are mandatory inside planes, trains, buses, ships and other public transports, pharmacies and healthcare centres.

  • Venue health and safety information

Click here to find the Hotel Melia Sitges Health and Safety Information. You can also check their key activities to protect health.

  • Mask policy inside the venue

It is not mandatory to wear a mask during the ECCB2022 conference or within the premises of the Hotel Melia Sitges following the Spanish regulation, however we recommend participants to wear one both as a measure of individual protection and for collective responsibility. We will have some masks at your disposal at the Technical Secretariat desk.

  • Testing for COVID19

We will not require participants to test for COVID-19 either before or during the ECCB2022. If you think you may have COVID-19, you can buy a test at a pharmacy located 10 minutes by walk from the venue: Farmacia Sitges Platja.

If you need a PCR-test, you can do so at the following centres. The prize is 100 EUR and the results are given within 24h.

Policlínic Sitges
>> You have to pre-book an appointment by phone.
>> It is 20 min by walk from the venue
Phone: +34 93 894 95 95 / +34 663 765 360
Address: Calle Francesc Gumà 25, 08870, Sitges
Opening hours:
– Monday to Friday: 8:00-21:00h and Saturdays: 9:00-14:00h
– Opening hours for COVID19 PCR tests: Monday to Friday: between 8:00-11:00h

Laboratorios Echevarne Castelldefels
>> No pre-appointment is needed. First-come, first-served.
>> It is 30 min by train from the venue. There are also severals centres in Barcelona
Phone: +34 900 909 110
Address: Avda. Constitución, 185-187, Castelldefels, 08860
Opening hours for COVID19 PCR tests:
– Monday to Friday: 7:00h-18:00h
– Saturdays: 8:00h-11:00h

  • Air filtration

There are periodic inspections of the air installation and nowadays Hotel Melia Sitges accomplishes within the legal requirements.

  • How is air quality monitored?

There are several control points distributed through the venue where you can scan a QR code and lively check the air conditions.

  • Details of the nearest 24-hour pharmacy (on duty):

Saturday 17 Sept.: Ctra. de les Costes, 20 | +34 93 894 63 48
Sunday 18 Sept.: Sant Francesc, 40 | +34 93 709 05 52
Monday 19 Sept.: Camí Capellans, 23 | +34 93 894 13 31
Tuesday 20 Sept.: Platja Sant Sebastià, 57 | +34 93 894 34 96
Wednesday 21 Sept.: Artur Carbonell, 30 | +34 93 894 15 73
Thursday 22 Sept.: Passeig Vilanova, 72 | +34 93 811 38 01
Friday 23 Sept.: Av. Sofía, 14 | +34 93 894 35 48


Following the declaration of this disease as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, persons with compatible symptoms, diagnosed cases and persons considered close contacts are advised NOT TO TRAVEL.


  • How can I access the venue and the meeting rooms?

There is access with ramps through the parking and the main door, also at the reception, conference centre, restaurants, rooms and meeting rooms.

There are two lifts to access the conference floor (-1) at the Hotel Melià Sitges.