Hygiene protection concept

For your health and safety

Access after 3G principle

Admission to the trade show (incl. set-up and dismantling) is only permitted to the following groups of people, with a digital proof:

  • Persons who have been immunized against COVID-19 in accordance with §3 of the Corona Protection Ordinance and who can present a corresponding proof of vaccination valid on the respective day of the event (at least 14 days after the vaccination required for completeness) when entering the trade show.
  • Individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and present as evidence a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) that is at least 28 days and no more than six months old.
  • Persons who can present a valid negative test in accordance with §7 of the Corona Protection Ordinance on the respective day of the event when entering the trade show. The sample collection for a rapid antigen test must not be older than 48 hours at the time of the control and 72 hours at the time of the PCR test. There will be no testing facilities offered at the fairgrounds, but are available within walking distance by various vendors. Test centers near Koelnmesse can be found here CWA - Schnellteststellensuche (schnelltestportal.de). Enter "Koelnmesse" as the location and select "Digital Covid Certificate" for the filter function.

Every trade fair participant who wishes to enter the trade fair grounds during the set-up and dismantling periods as well as during the duration of the trade show (organizer, visitor, service provider, etc.) must present a verified digital proof. For this digital proof, the digital COVID certificate "EU DCC" (European Union Digital COIV Certificate) of the EU member states is used. It contains a QR code that can be stored in various apps on the smartphone.

For digital proof, we recommend downloading the "CovPass" app.

Persons from a non-EU country who do not have access to the digital EU DCC certificate, but who have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved in the EU, will also be granted access to the event site. The following proofs are possible:

  • Trade fair participants who have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved in the EU or convalescents (convalesced for at least 28 days, maximum 6 months) will be granted access with the written proof with which entry to Germany was also possible.
  • Trade fair participants who enter Germany with a negative test proof must continue to prove a maximum 48 hours old corona negative test (antigen or PCR test; NO self-test), ideally in the EU-DCC standard or if necessary as a printout of the test center, upon entry to the fairgrounds.

Further measures

Disinfection and cleaning

EW Medien und Kongresse GmbH as the organizer provides disinfection dispensers at all important locations on the show grounds. Regularly touched surfaces (e.g. counters, tables, handrails) are cleaned more intensively.

Mandatory mouth and nose protection


For the protection of all trade show participants, mouth-nose protection is mandatory on the trade show grounds - with the exception of the seating areas or in the catering area. A medical mask is sufficient at the current status, we recommend the use of an FFP2 mask.

Sufficient ventilation


The exhibition rooms are equipped with the most modern ventilation systems, which enable separate fresh and exhaust air switching.

Hygiene in sanitary facilities

The sanitary facilities are cleaned at high intervals. Hand washing and disinfection facilities are provided at sufficient distance.

Contactless paths

All door systems except fire doors remain permanently open to reduce contact with surfaces.

Minimum distance


To protect everyone's health, the minimum distance of 1.5 meters should also be maintained during business meetings. Physical contact and handshaking should be avoided.


Ticket purchase

All ticket categories (show, summit, symposium, exhibitor passes, set-up/dismantling passes) are limited due to the corona protection concept, as only a limited number of visitors, exhibitors and service providers may be on the exhibition grounds at the same time. Based on this, only day tickets can be offered. Tickets must be booked online in advance. On-site purchase will not be possible.

Corona Protection Ordinance

The Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine- Westphalia can be found here.