The latest news as of October 20, 2020, 10 AM

Trade fairs start again

The Bavarian State Government decided on May 27 that from September 1 on trade fairs can be held again. The ban imposed on major events by the Federal Government and the States on June 17, which will continue to be in force until end of the year 2020, does, by contrast, not relate to trade fairs, but explicitly to such events where it is not possible to trace contacts and comply with hygiene regulations. Among such major events, the Federal Government and the States reckon, according to the decision of 6 May, which continues to be in force, „e.g. folk and other festivals, major sporting events with spectators, major concerts, village, town, street or parish fairs, wine fests, or Schützenfeste (festivals of the traditional riflemen’s associations)”.

Travel information for event participants

The following applies to international visitors: Trade fair participants can enter Germany from all countries, subject to certain entry requirements.
The current quarantine regulations of the Free State of Bavaria for travelers from risk areas apply exclusively to tourist travelers and NOT to business travelers whose travel is absolutely necessary for business purposes. Please bring along on your business trip proof confirming that it is absolutely necessary to travel on business (e.g. ticket for participation in a trade fair, trade fair order for stand construction, etc.).
We will keep you informed about any changes concerning the quarantine requirement in Bavaria.
You can check at any time on the Robert Koch Institute website whether your departure area is currently classified as a risk area. If you are travelling within Germany, you can find out about any risk areas on the information page of the Bavarian State Government.
For information about any travel regulations in your home country regarding departure and return travel specifically, please contact the responsible institutions in your country.


The recently announced ban on accommodation issued by the Federal Government and the State Governments for travelers from risk areas within Germany applies exclusively to tourist travelers and NOT to business travelers whose trip is absolutely necessary for business purposes.
Before starting your trip, please contact your place of accommodation to find out what proof is required for the compelling necessity of the business trip (e.g. ticket for participation in a trade fair, trade fair order for stand construction, etc.).


Messe München is observing the current developments in connection with COVID-19 (coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) very closely. It is our top priority to deal responsibly with this situation. Its dynamic development makes it necessary to reassess the situation on a daily basis. We are therefore in close contact with the relevant authorities and are taking their recommendation into account with regard to holding events.

The health of our visitors, exhibitors and employees has top priority for us at Messe München. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus we have therefore stepped up necessary safety precautions.

We are dedicated to your safety

To ensure that trade fairs can take place safely and successfully even during the coronavirus pandemic, Messe München and other Bavarian trade-fair companies have worked out a safety and hygiene concept, which was officially ratified by the Bavarian state government on 23 June 2020. This concept ensures that trade fairs can be held safely again since September 2020.

Health and safety concept

Hygiene concept

Essentially, it is based on three topics:

So you are sure to enjoy a successful day at the fair with us:

The most important points include the general rule of 1.5 meters distance on the whole grounds. Where this distance cannot be maintained, and generally indoors, a mask is mandatory. The traceability of all participants is guaranteed by pre-registration and our admission system.

Further information can be found in our FAQs:

Further information about the safety and hygiene concept of the Bavarian state government.


Exhibitors can call the Messe München hotline for further questions about the safety and hygiene concept. By telephone on +49 89 949 11400 or by e-mail The service times 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.

Powerful Mission for Your Safety

Munich is the safest big city in Germany. Also our exhibition grounds meet the highest security standards. In close cooperation with the police and authorities, we provide for your safety with comprehensive security measures.

Around-the-clock, on 365 days a year, permanently employed staff ensure your safety at the Messe München exhibition facility. During events, assistance and reinforcement is provided by additional staff, police officers, firemen, doctors and paramedics—directly on site and always close to you.

Security measures at the Munich exhibition grounds

Security service and security control center

Our security service staff is deployed throughout the entire exhibition area around the clock. The security staff control access at all entrances and driveways and check the traffic. They help you in case of accidents, damage claims and thefts. In emergencies and in case of safety-related events, they are immediately on the scene.

Security control center (24/7): +49 89 949 -24555

First aid for medical emergencies

The medical service is constantly present at events—from setup throughout the entire trade show and stand dismantling period. The first-aid stations are located in the main entrances West and East, as well as in Hall C4, depending on hall occupancy. Paramedics and physicians will treat medical emergencies directly on the spot. If necessary, the public rescue service (ambulance) is called in to provide assistance.

Medical service at the exhibition grounds: call +49 89 949-28103

Ambulance / emergency doctor (24 / 7): call 112

Fire department and fire safety

During major events and shows, the fire department maintains a guard station directly on the exhibition grounds. Moreover, the fire protection service regularly informs and advises us on fire prevention measures.

In case of fire: Please immediately activate the nearest fire alarm. Fire alarm devices are installed right next to the gates in every hall.

Emergency fire service (24 / 7): call 112

Police during trade shows

During our events, officials from the Munich Police Department are present on the exhibition grounds and in the surrounding area. They direct traffic and ensure a high degree of security with a wide range of measures. The local police station is open 24 hours.

Emergency number police (24 / 7): call 110

Police Station #25 (24 / 7): +49 89 45187-0

Located at: Werner-Eckert-Str. 12, 81829 Munich (Trudering / Riem)

Emergency procedures for evacuating the halls

In an emergency, we alert our exhibitors and visitors via the public address system in several languages. Use the official escape routes marked with green signs. In case of an evacuation, be sure to strictly follow the instructions of our security staff.

Safety precautions at increased threat conditions

We are in constant communication with the police and the authorities, enabling us to deal with increased threat situations at any time. Working together, we can respond to any security incidents at short notice and adjust, extend or enhance our security measures.

Emergency Numbers at Messe München

Do you have questions about security at the Munich exhibition venue?

Our security specialists will be happy to answer them.

Contact the Traffic and Security Department at:

Tel.: +49 89 949 -21215 / -21218