Corona guidelines for visitors

FAQ – Protection & Hygiene Concept


Dear Visitors,

In times like these, many things are not as they normally are. Even our SPECIAL EDITION of INTERBOOT didn't have much in common with previous iterations of this water sports exhibition, which has been Mecca for water sports enthusiasts in southern Germany for almost six decades.

Nevertheless, together with our exhibitors and partners, we created an enormous water sports shopping center in strict compliance with the state of Baden-Württemberg’s COVID-19 ordinance, which is currently in effect. This allowed all our visitors to feel as safe as possible while being afforded the first opportunity in a long time to get a thorough, hands-on impression of the objects of their desire.

Quick points for visitors - which made your visit of INTERBOOT 2020 safe!
Corona guidelines for visitors

Here you can read our answers to the most frequently asked questions about our SPECIAL EDITION of INTERBOOT:

No, tickets may only be purchased in our online ticket shop for a specific day. Each ticket will only be valid for the person named on the ticket.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the event is canceled by Messe Friedrichshafen GmbH. In this case, the visitor will be automatically refunded the purchase price of his/her ticket.

Due to the comprehensive visitor registration measures in place, we are unable to offer any combo tickets.

Prior registration is required for all persons entering the site, including those involved in setting up and dismantling the event.  Registration is completed in the course of purchasing a ticket in our online ticket shop. This will enable us to control the total number of persons on the site and to trace and contact each of them should any COVID-19 infections occur.

No. Guest tickets and voucher codes must be converted into personal tickets in our online ticket shop.

In enclosed rooms, all persons 6 years of age or older must wear a mouth-and-nose covering at all times.
Mouth-and-nose coverings are not mandatory:

  • at each of the stands, provided that the exhibitor has ensured that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters (ca. 5 feet) between persons can be maintained at all times,
  • in seating areas, provided that measures have been taken to ensure that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters between persons can be maintained at all times,
  • for employees, provided that they are working at a location where no visitors are present,
  • when availing oneself of gastronomical services (i.e. when eating and drinking),
  • when other equipment that provides equal or greater protection to other persons is present.

Everyone must bring his or her own mouth-and-nose covering, as they will only be available for purchase in exceptional cases.

Additional disinfectant dispensers will be positioned at all entrances and in all hall gangways. Disinfectant dispensers are permanently installed in all WC facilities.

Messe Friedrichshafen recommends that every visitor to the exhibition grounds observe the preventive measures of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the hygiene recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute. The official social distancing and hygiene rules will apply, and it will be the responsibility of each individual to observe them (i.e. staying at least 1.5 meters apart, hand hygiene, mount-and-nose covering, sneezing etiquette, no-contact greetings).


Persons who are in contact with a person infected with the Coronavirus, or have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus within the past 14 days, or who present the typical symptoms of a Coronavirus infection are not allowed to enter the exhibition grounds.

You can buy a parking ticket in our online ticket shop. It will be scanned later when you drive out of the parking lot. Parking tickets are not sold on site.

Our Special Edition of INTERBOOT will have a different layout from that to which you are accustomed.
The entrances, our allocation of space within the halls, path guidance measures, etc., are being adapted to comply with the COVID-19 ordinance (Corona-Verordnung).

You can view the layout of the halls here.

The INTERBOOT Harbor cannot be part of our Special Edition of INTERBOOT and will, therefore, not be included in the program.

However, a number of our exhibitors will have a demonstration boat moored there. Further information will be provided at their respective stands.

The Academy will present a number of its seminars this year. For further details, visit our online ticket shop.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, there will only be very limited product testing opportunities this year. And there will be next-to-no participation activities offered to visitors.

Our catering facilities on the exhibition grounds will be open. Messe Friedrichshafen's gastronomy and catering partners have adapted their food service concepts to the current circumstances and have been complying with the COVID-19 ordinance (Corona-Verordnung) since July 01, 2020. 

No, reservations are not possible, registration and payment take place on site upon arrival.

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