Dealing with the Coronavirus

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 guarantees the highest safety and hygiene standards for all participants during the Corona pandemic.

The new Corona Ordinance has been in force since 27..December, with which the previously regulations for the trade fair and event business have been revised once again. At the alarm level 2 it's not allowed to run exhibitions.

The alarm level 2 has been in effect in Baden-Württemberg since 04 December 2021.


Conditions for visiting trade fairs and events

In the new warning level system, visitors can only be admitted to trade fairs and events in the basic level if they are either demonstrably vaccinated, recovered or tested ("3-G rule"). The basic level is given if the hospitalisation incidence* is below the value of 1.5 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 1.5 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 alarm level comes into effect with a hospitalisation incidence* of 3.0 or an intensive care bed occupancy of more than 390. At the alert level, fair visits are possible for vaccinated and recovered persons.

Alarm level II is reached at a hospitalisation incidence of 6.0 or from 450 intensive care beds occupied with covid patients. At the alarm level 2 it's not allowed to run exhibitions.

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 events and trade fairs

free Corona protective masks

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 18 November 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.