General Information

Animal Health Security; Pre-, Mid- and Post-conference Tours and Animal Disease Control Before tours that include visits to farms with animals, you will be asked to certify that you have not visited any animal farms during the preceding 48 hours to make sure that you have not been in contact with any livestock outside Germany. Furthermore, you will be asked to certify that to your knowledge, you have not visited any regions/areas with Foot and Mouth Disease during the preceding 5 days. You will also be expected to wear footwear and clothes that are clean and that have not been used on farms abroad.

Official Language

The language of the EGF meeting is English.

Local Conference Secretariat

Sigmone Hoffmann
Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 9, D-24098 Kiel
Tel: +49 (0)431 880 1515

Conference secretariat opening hours

Climate and Clothing

It is late summer in Germany in August and the temperatures can vary from 10 to 20 C. Please note there may be occasional showers. The organisers suggest that you bring a jacket or pullover and an umbrella or raincoat. Weather information and forecasts: Passport and Visas Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Germany.


In Germany, the electrical voltage used is 220V.

Force Majeure

The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.


The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Liability

The organisers of the 23rd General Meeting, the conference office, and the conference centre do not take any liability in case of personal injury or for loss or damage of personal belongings during or as result of the conference. Please check your private insurance.