WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR GERMANY?
The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) provides an up-to-date overview of entry requirements for trade fair participants from abroad on its website.
Trade fair participants from abroad can enter Germany, if they provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test upon entry. As of March 3, 2022 Germany no longer qualifies any countries as risk areas. Consequently all quarantine and registration obligations no longer apply.
Regulations at a glance:
- All travelers entering Germany need a vaccination, recovery or negative test certificate.
- Germany only recognizes vaccination with Pfizer/BioNTech (2 shots), Moderna (2 shots), Oxford/AstraZeneca (2 shots), Johnson&Johnson (2 shots) and Novavax (2 shots).
If entering Germany with a negative test result, the test must be performed no earlier than 48 hours before arrival in Germany. As a rule, when calculating these time frames, the time of entry into Germany is decisive. In case of entry into Germany using a carrier and where the testing comprised a nucleic acid test, then the actual time or scheduled time of carrier departure is decisive. Nucleic acid amplification techniques (PCR, LAMP, TMA) and antigen tests are recognised. Antibody tests are not recognised as proof of testing.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test result must be available in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish in paper or digital form.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING REGULATIONS? DO ATTENDEES HAVE TO WEAR A FACE MASK?
As of April 1, 2022, all restrictive measures for the event industry will be lifted. Distance restrictions will no longer apply. There will no longer be a mask requirement for event participants.
IS THERE A POSSIBILITY TO DO A COVID-19 TEST ON SITE?
No, there are no testing facilities directly at the exhibition center.
Here are some PCR test stations near the venue:
Address: Spreetalallee 1 – Gartengeschoss – 14050 Berlin (Westend)
Phone: +49 30 40 36 133 0
Opening hours: 7am – 9pm
Address: Knobelsdorffstr. 49, 14059 Berlin
Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org%20
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
“Medicare Testzentrum Berlin-Charlottenburg”
Address: Leibnizstraße 72, 10625 Berlin
Mail address: email@example.com
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
“Covid Testcenter Berlin”
Address: Knesebeckstr. 35, 10623 Berlin
Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +49 163 23 67 722
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 7pm
IS THERE A FESPA GLOBAL PRINT EXPO HYGIENE AND SAFETY CONCEPT?
In view of the volatile developments surrounding the corona pandemic, Messe Berlin's hygiene and safety concept is continuously reviewed and adapted.
Exhibitors and visitors are obliged to observe the hygiene and safety measures issued by Messe Berlin for the event. Further information can also be found in the Messe Berlin FAQ for visitors and exhibitors.
WHERE CAN I GET HELP IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?
At all events, Messe Berlin guarantees immediate medical care by trained staff and appropriate on-site facilities. Please refer to the hall plan of the respective event for the exact location of the medical station.
If symptoms such as cough or fever occur before visiting the trade fair, we advise all participants, exhibitors, employees and service providers not to enter the exhibition grounds and to consult a doctor immediately.
In case of an emergency on the exhibition grounds:
First aid from a doctor by telephone: +49 30 3038-2222
In case of an emergency outside the exhibition center:
- Berlin hotline in case of suspicion of Covid-19: +49 30 90 28 28 28 8 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- Hotline "Medical on-call service": +49 116 117
- only call the ambulance in an emergency: 112
- Doctors on site in Berlin (most speak English)
Remember: Before visiting a medical support center, call and inform them about the suspicion of COVID-19.