Protection and Hygiene Concept of Messe Friedrichshafen

Latest news: Trade fairs allowed again in Baden-Württemberg


Dear visitors:

The new Coronavirus Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg of 13 May allows trade fairs, exhibitions, concerts and events to take place again in general, irrespective of the trend in local case numbers. The Ordinance stipulates stages of opening spread over time. In Level 3, trade fairs and exhibitions will be allowed with a limitation on entrance, based on 10 sq m per person. Fully vaccinated persons and former patients who have fully recovered are exempted from this number. 

Pursuant to this Ordinance we have revised our existing Protection and Hygiene Concept to reflect the new regulations. You can download the new version, which applies to you, here:

Protection & Hygiene Concept of Messe Friedrichshafen

Any later amendments will be incorporated without delay. Therefore please check from time to time to see whether you still have the current version of our Protection and Hygiene Concept.

Please also follow the current Coronavirus Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg. You will find the up-to-date version in force here:

The new Ordinance stipulates that in general only fully vaccinated persons, former patients who have fully recovered, and persons with a current quick test can enter the Fair & Exhibition Centre.

We are looking forward wholeheartedly to greeting you soon again live at INTERBOOT, face to face.


  • Full vaccination (final dose of vaccine must have been given at least 14 days previously, and it must be a vaccine licensed in the EU, or
  • A negative test result (not older than 24 hours), or
  • Former patients who have recovered (at least 28 days, maximum 6 months)


Along with a valid identity card, the following certificates must be submitted for entry:

  • Vaccination certificate or
  • Certificate showing a negative test result issued by qualified persons, or
  • For former patients who have recovered, a doctor’s certificate or positive PCR test (with date)

The certificate must be supplied either on paper or in an electronic document, either in English or German.

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.

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.

Prior registration is required for all persons entering the site. 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 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 medical mask at all times.
Medical masks 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 medical mask, as they will only be available for purchase in exceptional cases.

Additional disinfectant dispensers will be positioned at all entrances and 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, medical mask, sneezing etiquette, no-contact greetings).


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.

The Academy will present a number of 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). 

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

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