At its cabinet meeting on July 20, 2021, the Bavarian State Government granted official approval for Bavarian trade fairs from August 1, 2021.
The pilot trade fair TrendSet took place successfully and was accompanied by a practical check from the Commissioner for Bureaucracy Reduction. The framework hygiene concept proved its worth. As a result, trade fair operations can be resumed beginning since August 1, 2021. This is an important signal for the export-oriented Bavarian economy.
The IAA MOBILITY too demonstrated that the safety and hygiene concept that Messe München developed in close cooperation with government officials functioned extremely well. IAA MOBILITY has cleared the way for the resumption of the trade-fair business and the upcoming fall events OutDoor by ISPO, EXPO REAL and productronica.
The main cornerstone for safe trade fair operations is the “VCR”-concept, which allows for only those who have been vaccinated, checked or recovered to attend the trade fair. In addition, digital registration and access systems, optimal ventilation, seamless contact tracing, space and capacity management, visitor guidance and professional testing concepts all contribute to safe trade fair operations.
Until further notice, the Fourteenth Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance applies. Under BayMBl. 2021 Nr. 640—Verkündungsplattform Bayern (verkuendung-bayern.de) (german only) you will find the current framework concept for trade fairs and exhibitions of the Bavarian State Ministries for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy and for Health and Care from 10 September 2021.
The safety and hygiene comprises specifications and regulations with regard to the social distancing of the participants, the ventilation of the exhibition halls, the wearing of at least medical masks for visitors, as well as hygiene provisions on site and the traceability of all participants.
The “VCR” concept is to take on a decisive role in this context. This stipulates that, in order to be admitted, all participants must meet the following criteria: vaccinated, checked or recovered.
Due to individual deviations, please always refer to the admission guidelines on the website of the respective event.
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Please get tested before you come if you do not have a full vaccination protection yet!
You can take a test at one of the many centers near your hotel, upon arrival at Munich Airport, or at one of the test centers in downtown Munich:
If you have booked a hotel in Munich, you can also ask your hotel for details of the nearest test center.
We offer the option of uploading a screenshot of your digital COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, test and recovery) in advance and being approved for admission ahead of time. You can also upload your proof later, after you have completed your registration.
For detailed information on the requirements your vaccination certificate must meet, and how you can receive such a certificate, please click here: EU Digital COVID Certificate | EU Commission (europa.eu). Please carry out your registration and approval on the respective event pages.
If you arrived in Germany with a negative PCR test, please remember that you will only be able to enter the exhibition grounds with a negative result from a test performed within the previous 48 hours.
You can also upload test proof 24 hours before your visit to the trade fair so that your ticket is approved for the following day. You can also upload your proof later, after you have completed your registration.
The following applies to international visitors: Trade fair participants may enter Germany subject to defined entry requirements. You can check at any time on the website of the Robert Koch Institute whether your departure area is currently classified as a risk area. Current information on entry requirements, visa or the digital registration for entry can be found at auma.de.
The following information refers to the Fourteenth Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of September 1, 2021.
To ensure that you can participate safely and successfully in our trade fairs, we implement the protective and hygienic measures for you in the best possible way.
Our hotline is available to Messe München customers for further questions about the protection and hygiene concept.
The service hours are as follows: Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00 and Friday 09:00 to 16:00.
Please note that the situation is changing all the time. We will provide regular updates regarding all further developments and changes.