Protection and hygiene concept

Trade fairs start again

From September, trade fairs can take place again in Bavaria. Important: The ban on big events until end of the year 2020 issued by the federal and state governments does not apply to trade fairs, but explicitly refers to events at which contact tracing and hygiene regulations cannot be observed. These big events include folk festivals, major concerts or festivals.

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Latest press release on the protection and hygiene concept

Hygiene conzept

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 start again from September 2020. Essentially, it is based on three topics:

  • Social distancing
  • Hygiene
  • Traceability of all participants

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. If the infection rate continues to fall, which can be assumed from today's point of view, the mouth and nose cover can be removed from exhibition stands at the table. The traceability of all participants is guaranteed by pre-registration and our admission system.

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

Please note that the situation is changing all the time. We will provide regular updates regarding all further developments and changes.

FAQs – measures relating to the safety and hygiene concept (last updated September 24, 2020)

Social distancing

In general, the minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained on the trade fair grounds. Admission is restricted to the turnstiles. This way we are always informed about how many people are on the event area. The authorities' requirements regarding the number of visitors allowed can thus be met. This maximum number of visitors is always based on the size of the event area, thus ensuring the necessary conditions for maintaining the minimum distance of 1.5 meters.

In the stand area, a mouth-nose cover must be worn in principle. This does not apply at the table, as long as the minimum distance of 1.5 meters can be kept safely. The contact details of these contact persons must be recorded separately by the exhibitor.

For visitors arriving by public transport, the current rules regarding local public transport apply.

At known hubs such as the entrance area or cloakroom where lines can occur and large numbers of visitors congregate, special rules will apply, and the floor will be marked accordingly. Employees will also receive infection protection training.

The minimum distance of 1.5 meters also applies in forum and conference areas. Measures such as access control and suitable seating etc. will ensure that the minimum distance can be maintained.


Messe München has its own ventilation concept. Our exhibition halls and the ICM - International Congress Center Munich are equipped with modern ventilation systems that operate with the highest possible proportion of fresh air and the lowest possible proportion of circulating air. In addition, the indoor air is increasingly replaced by fresh outdoor air.

Currently, a mouth-and-nose cover must always be worn in the entire interior area of the trade fair, regardless of whether the minimum distance can be maintained (exception at the trade fair stand at tables see item " Social distancing- At the trade fair stand"). Messe München provides mouth-nose covers for trade fair participants who do not have their own masks.

If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, a mask must be worn in outdoor areas on the trade fair site, e.g. the atrium.

In the booth area, a mouth-nose cover must be worn in principle. This does not apply at the table, as long as the minimum distance of 1.5 meters can be kept safely. The contact details of these contact persons must be recorded separately by the exhibitor.

The exhibitor must name a person present at the stand as a contact person for ensuring compliance with the hygiene and clearance rules, such as the disinfection of useful areas. Exhibitors are required to maintain regular hygiene, e.g. of exhibits. Our service partners offer support here.

Our sanitary facilities will be cleaned at regular intervals. Hand washing and disinfection facilities with adequate distancing are provided.

Disinfectant dispensers will be provided at all key locations on the site. Surfaces which are touched regularly (e.g. counters, tables, handrails) will be cleaned more often.

All doors with the exception of fire doors will be kept open at all times in order to reduce contact with surfaces.

Traceability of all participants

By purchasing a ticket online or using their exhibitor or service partner pass, all participants have registered in advance in order to receive their access authorization. This way, we can ensure that Messe München can identify contact persons quickly in the event of a coronavirus infection. This ensures that contact can be made immediately with the event participants if a corona infection is known.

At exhibition stands at the table, the mouth-nose cover may be removed provided that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters can be safely maintained. The contact data as well as the attendance times of these conversation partners must be recorded separately by the exhibitor.

The exhibitor is free to decide how this registration is carried out: Either with a digital registration tool of their own or with a lead tracking solution that Messe München makes available to its exhibitors free of charge. Alternatively, the data can be entered manually, e.g. using a list or business card.

Other topics

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.

For the organizer there is a benchmark for persons, which is based on the venue space. Measured by the number of visitors to our own trade fairs in recent years and due to the size of the available venue space, no visitor restrictions can be assumed.

In the catering areas of Messe München, the general rules of Bavarian gastronomy apply.

Messe München has a parking concept with enough parking spaces. Thanks to big events, we are experienced in organizing increased traffic.

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. There is also a hygiene official on site.

Travel information for event participants:

The following applies to international visitors: Trade fair participants can enter Ger-many from all countries, subject to certain entry requirements.

Please check the website of the Robert Koch Institute before you start your trip to see whether your departure area is classified as a risk area.

If you are entering Germany from a risk area, the quarantine regulations of the Free State of Bavaria apply. The current regulation is that the 14-day quarantine obligation does not apply if you have a negative corona test that is not older than 48 hours.

We will keep you informed about any changes concerning the quarantine obligation in Bavaria.

For information about any travel regulations in your home country regarding de-parture and especially return travel, please contact the responsible institutions in your country.

Please note that the situation is changing all the time. We will provide regular updates regarding all further developments and changes.

Up-to-date information from Messe München regarding developments in connection with the coronavirus can also be found on the Messe München website.