Dealing with the Coronavirus

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

The Corona Regulation of the State of Baden-Württemberg, which has been in force since 28 June 2021 (see § 11), regulates that trade fairs and congresses can be held again. Depending on the incidence value, which is mapped in four levels, the ordinance provides for a visitor limit per square metre. For example, if the incidence is in level 2 (i.e. between 10 to 35), 1 visitor per 3 square metres can attend. The permissible number of participants is thus determined by the area occupied by the event.

At the same time, all participants must be prepared that entry to the event will only be possible with a negative Corona test that is no older than 24 h. For convalescents and vaccinated persons, the test obligation is waived upon presentation of the corresponding proof. The proof will be checked upon entry to the event in conjunction with a ID card.

In order to make the necessary testing as easy as possible for participants, there will be a testing centre directly at the Messe Karlsruhe .

The mask requirement continues to apply for the entire duration of the event. Exceptions are only made outdoors and on seating areas if a distance of 1.50 m is guaranteed or in the catering area.

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. In the following, 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.

Status 20 July 2021


Please keep distance

Always keep a distance of at least 1.5 m to other people. Messe Karlsruhe supports compliance with the distance regulations by providing appropriate ground markings at relevant points.

A new admission and guidance system enables you to keep always sufficient distance to other people. The mouth-nose-cover must also be worn . The aisles (≥ 3 metres) between the stands will be adapted to the number of people expected at the same time with regard to keeping distances.

This will allow participants to move freely in the aisles and at the same time observe the distance rules.

Wear Mouth-Nose-Cover

Please wear a face mask

During your stay on the entire grounds of the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, persons over the age of six must wear a medical mask like a surgical face mask or a FFP2/FFP3 mask.

There is no obligation,

  • if this is unreasonable for medical or other compelling reasons
  • if catering services are used.

Please wash your hands

There are also sufficient disinfection stands at the entire exhibition ground.

disinfection stands

Please sneeze/cough into your elbow

Keep to the sneezing and coughing etiquette (always in the crook of your arm).

No handshakes please

We ask you to refrain from shaking hands. Give a smile instead.



If possible, please do not bring coats, jackets or bags into the building. For reasons of protection and hygiene, we can only offer you a limited cloakroom service. If in doubt, coats, jackets and bags must be carried and cannot be handed in. For security reasons we continue to check randomly carried bags.

Please use the elevator and sanitary facilities individually

In our restrooms and passenger elevators, the protection and hygiene measures apply as a matter of principle. We ask you to observe in particular the distance requirement of min. 1.50 m. Our staff are instructed to ensure this. Please do not forget to wash your hands!

Data indication

Collection of your data

We record your first and last name, your address and your telephone number. The data is collected for the purpose of tracing chains of infection in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The legal basis for data collection and processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO in conjunction with the provisions of the current Corona Protection Ordinance. The above-mentioned data will only be transferred to the competent health authority at its request and for the purpose of tracing infection chains, informing those affected and ordering infection protection measures.

The data will be stored by us for four weeks from the date of the event. Afterwards they will be deleted or destroyed by us.

State of health

Only visit the Messe Karlsruhe if you are in good health. If you have had contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 14 days, or if you have symptoms of a respiratory tract infection or an elevated temperature, this unfortunately precludes a visit to the fair.

Increased cleaning and disinfection

We have increased the cleaning and disinfection intervals throughout the entire site in accordance with current regulations. All contact surfaces (handrails, door handles, elevators, ATM, etc.) as well as the sanitary areas are cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals.

Disinfection facilities

You will find sufficient disinfection stands on the entire grounds


For trade fair restaurants, catering and tasting at the stand, the rules of the current protection and hygiene regulations apply in accordance with the Corona Ordinance of Baden-Württemberg in force at this time.

Optimal ventilation

Our modern ventilation systems ensure an optimal supply of fresh air.

Online ticketing

Ticket sales take place exclusively online. The tickets are mobile and allow contactless access.

By registering, we ensure that the public health department can quickly identify contact persons in the event of a corona infection. This is an essential part of our management and control of the density of people within an event.


Floor markings & partitions

Floor markings in all relevant areas help you to comply with the rules on distances. All our counters and counters are equipped with Plexiglas panels to protect you and our staff.

You will find further information on the individual events on the respective event website or in our calendar.