Entry requirements for your visit to trade fairs and congresses

Travel to Nürnberg trouble-free from almost all countries in Europe and many parts of the world 

Status: 03.08.2021, Subject to differing official/legal requirements

Entry to Germany for exhibition and congress participants is currently possible without problems from almost all countries in Europe and many other countries. Visitors and exhibitors from EU countries and countries on the so-called positive list enjoy the normal freedom of travel.


Trade fair visit: absolutely necessary business trip 

Visitors from other countries can also savely plan their participation in a trade fair. Participation in a trade fair has been defined by the German government as an "absolutely necessary business trip". For exhibitors, a confirmation issued by NürnbergMesse is sufficient as proof. For visitors, a valid ticket and stand space confirmation of an on-site meeting agreement are required.    

Congress and conference participants and speakers at congresses must provide credible evidence that on-site attendance is absolutely necessary, in particular that adequate online attendance is not possible. In addition, confirmation of registration or other appropriate proof of active participation in the congress/meeting is required.

High-risk areas: Test or proof of vaccination or recovery instead of quarantine 

For event participants from high-risk areas the following applies: As soon as a negative PCR or antigen test is obtained in Germany, or proof of vaccination or recovery is presented, the quarantine ends. 

Only travelers from areas of variants of concern are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine after entry in addition.  

Those entering the Federal Republic of Germany by air must present a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the airline before departure.

Digital entry registration

Even before entering the country, travelers from high-risk areas and areas of variants of concern must register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with them upon entry. The confirmation will be checked by the carrier and, if necessary, additionally by the Federal Police during an entry control.

Nuremberg welcomes guests from all over the world

On the ground in Nuremberg, public transport, hotels and restaurants are well prepared for international guests and ensure a safe and pleasant stay before, during and after the exhibition or congress visit.

Further information and current requirements

We kindly ask you to inform yourself before your arrival about the current general entry regulations and the quarantine regulations:

Information on the hygiene concept of NürnbergMesse

Each event has its own specific requirements. You can find full information on the events’ individual websites. Please reach out to the designated contact person for the event if you have any further questions. General information on the hygiene concept of NürnbergMesse can be found here:

Hygiene concept of NürnbergMesse