Dealing with the Coronavirus

We are currently fighting together to ensure that we can organize your industry meeting, your trade fair and your marketing platform again as soon as possible, because we know that trade fairs are irreplaceable as a motor of the economy, as platforms for exchange and knowledge transfer. We look forward to seeing you again in February 2022.

At the moment we are firmly planning with LEARNTEC as a live event and hope that the community will finally be able to come back together in person to network. Until then we would like to offer you the greatest possible planning security.

Requirements for the Re-Start of the Trade Fair and Event Business

The safety of our visitors is a top priority for Messe Karlsruhe. For this reason, the existing safety and hygiene concept has been further developed in close coordination with the responsible regulatory authorities and in consideration of the Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg, which has been in force since 16 September 2021, and which guarantees the highest safety and hygiene standards for all participants during the Corona pandemic.

The new Corona Ordinance has been in force since 16 September, with which the previously applicable 3-G regulations for the trade fair and event business have been revised once again and converted into a three-tier system. Furthermore, there is no limit on the number of visitors per square metre in connection with the incidence of hospitalisation or the occupancy of intensive care beds.

Conditions for visiting trade fairs

In the new warning level system, visitors can only be admitted to trade fairs and events in the first level if they are either demonstrably vaccinated, recovered or tested ("3-G rule"). The first stage is given if the hospitalisation incidence is below the value of 8.0 or the utilisation of intensive care beds in Baden-Württemberg falls below the number of 250. For entry to the fair, a simple antigen rapid test from an official testing station that is not older than 24 h is sufficient; no PCR test is necessary.

The warning level is reached when the hospitalisation incidence reaches or exceeds 8.0 for 5 consecutive working days or when more than 250 intensive care beds are occupied in Baden-Württemberg. For visitors, this means that access is granted to those who have been vaccinated or have recovered or can present a PCR test that is not older than 48 hours.

The alert level comes into effect with a hospitalisation incidence of 12.0 or an intensive care bed occupancy of more than 390. At the alert level, fair visits are possible for vaccinated and recovered persons as well as tested persons who can present a PCR test (not older than 48 h).

Children under 6 years of age (or not enrolled in school) who are asymptomatic are allowed to attend fairs; even without a mask. Pupils who are asymptomatic may also attend fairs on presentation of a pupil ID.

In general, adults must carry proof of identity.

Explanation of hospitalisation incidence: This is the number of patients admitted to hospital for treatment who have COVID-19 per 100,000 population within seven days.

Protective measures for visitors at trade fairs

As masks are compulsory at trade fairs, free Corona protective masks will be issued throughout the exhibition grounds. If the distance rule of 1.5 m can be observed in the outdoor area, as well as when using catering services and taking up a fixed place, participants do not have to wear a mask.

The hygiene concept of Messe Karlsruhe provides for sufficient disinfection and hand washing facilities at all trade fair events. In order to minimise the risk of infection, the cleaning cycle of heavily frequented areas will also be increased.

To ensure that all participants can maintain the minimum distance of 1.50 m, the aisles between the stands will be enlarged. In addition, the large hall and outdoor areas of Messe Karlsruhe and the modern ventilation systems ensure that the distance rules are observed without any problems and that there is an optimum supply of fresh air.

So-called Safe-Expoguides will ensure that participants are reminded of the need to observe the rules. Throughout the exhibition grounds, participants are also informed about the hygiene regulations by digital and static safety notices, facilitating their implementation on site.

Transparency, open cooperation and our health are our top priorities. Stay healthy!

Please note: The still dynamic development of the pandemic situation does not allow for reliable predictions. The FAQ's will be constantly updated by Messe Karlsruhe in the event of a change in the general conditions.

Status 16 September 2021


SAFE EXPO seal

As early as last year, Messe Karlsruhe developed protection and safety concepts in cooperation and close coordination with the responsible public order offices, which will be applied at all events. This is what our SAFE EXPO seal stands for. On the Messe Karlsruhe Website, you will find an overview of the most important measures and specifications.

Transparency, open cooperation and our health are our top priorities. Stay healthy!

Please note: The still dynamic development of the pandemic situation does not allow for reliable predictions. The FAQ's will be constantly updated by Messe Karlsruhe in the event of a change in the general conditions.