At present, entry to Germany for trade fair participants is possible from almost all countries in Europe. This is very important for the internationality of the trade fairs restarting in Germany again. After all, more than half of the foreign trade fair exhibitors and visitors in Germany are usually from the EU.
Special rules apply to trade fair participants worldwide: They can even enter from risk areas without quarantine requirements if they spend five days or less in Germany. In June, the public health institute of Germany RKI took several European countries off the risk list, so that further travel facilitations apply. However, trade fair travellers from areas of variants of concern are subject to a mandatory post-entry quarantine for 14 days. In Europe, these are currently Great Britain, Portugal and Russia.
Exhibitors and visitors can enter freely from EU Schengen countries that are not risk areas, as was the case before the pandemic began. However, all persons entering Germany by plane must present a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the carrier before departure. This obligation to provide such evidence applies irrespective of whether persons entering the country spent time in a risk area.
AUMA provides detailed information on entering Germany to participate in trade fairs, including information on testing obligations, quarantine requirements, recognized vaccines and visa regulations at https://www.auma.de/en/exhibit/legal-matters/entry-requirements
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