Frequently asked questions about Covid 19

In the following, we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Covid 19 for you.

Messe Frankfurt publishes the latest information on its website and we are also available to you directly via telephone hotline - in German and English.

Please inform yourself on the Messe Frankfurt Health and Safety Website at and in an emergency via the Messe Frankfurt Corona Health and Safety Line: +49 (0) 69 75 75-66 99 (Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Or visit the website and app of the trade fair you plan to visit. In addition you find further information on the websites of the German and local authorities. Here, for example, the use of the corona warning app from the federal government and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is recommended: Corona warning app NINA: or

Up-to-date information on your visit as well as our detailed protection and hygiene guidelines are to be found online under or download the „Welcome Back“ brochure as PDF.

All exhibitors, visitors, media representatives, service providers and employees of Messe Frankfurt provide proof that they are not infected with the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 in order to participate in an event at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The following options are available for this purpose. Please bring them with you for admission to the event:

  • a proof of vaccination or
  • a proof of recovery

If possible, please bring the documents with you digitally or with a scannable QR code. Messe Frankfurt will not grant admission to the exhibition grounds without presentation of one of the above documents.

The vaccination status should be submitted digitally via app or with a document with a scannable QR code. In addition, the second vaccination should be at least 14 days ago, otherwise you are considered unvaccinated in Germany.

There will be a test centre at the entrance, that is managed by a private organisation. However, if not vaccinated or healed, fair participants should come to the trade fair already tested in order to avoid long waiting times.

A distinction is made between rapid tests and PCR tests, both of which are recognised for access to the fair. The result of the rapid tests is available on site after 15 minutes. The test will cost be between 15 and 25 €. Validity period for rapid tests: 24-hour. PCR tests will cost about 90 Euro. The period of validity for PCR tests is 48 hours.

Only vaccines approved and inoculated in Germany are accepted, these are: Astra Zeneca AB, BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna. These vaccines are also valid when entering Germany from abroad. If you have been vaccinated with a different vaccine, you must take a test before entering Germany and possibly before entering the fair and bring this proof with you.

In Germany you are considered a non-vaccinated person and can only enter the event with a valid, negative test.

Messe Frankfurt has a well-rehearsed and proven emergency management system at its disposal at all times. In addition to the police and fire brigade, the OSC also houses the German Red Cross and the security and stewardship services. Several treatment rooms and emergency care equipment are available for medical emergencies. At large trade fairs several doctors and paramedics are available in the OSC who are trained in dealing with infectious diseases.

The health authorities and government of Germany issue travel and entry warnings based on the current infection rate. Messe Frankfurt must comply with this. However, you may then not be able to enter Germany at all.

Additional questions for exhibitors

No. As with any other illness, the Covid-19 infection is in the exhibitor's sphere of risk. There is no special right of termination or withdrawal.

If all employees of a company go into quarantine or are sick with Covid-19 and cannot take part in the trade fair as a result, this is, as with any other illness, in the risk sphere of the exhibitor. There is therefore no special right of termination on the part of the exhibitor. If necessary, a stand representative can be organized.

You will receive your 2G cards from the start of construction on the exhibition grounds. To find out the exact times and locations, please contact us by phone at +49 75 75-66 99 or by email at