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Strict new rules for exhibitors at the ITB Berlin – they also apply to journalists and trade visitors

Messe Berlin yesterday imposed strict new rules for exhibitors at ITB Berlin, after two days ago announcemnt was published, that  there is no reason to restrict trade shows in Germany at the moment according to AUMA (the association of the German trade fair industry) and the German trade show organizers.

Yesterday Messe Berling updated the reqirements saying, that as has been instructed by the local public health authorities all exhibitors at ITB Berlin are required to fill out a declaration (PDF, 300.4 kB). This declaration is a condition for access to the exhibition grounds and serves to identify persons belonging to a COVID 19 risk group.

Travel Press Slovenia asked today Messe Berlin wheter new rules apply also to journalist and received the aswer: “The new requirements also apply to journalists and trade visitors. This was decided TODAY by Messe Berlin.”


In 2019 ITB attended 160,000 visitors, including 113.500 trade visitors.

Risk groups will not be admitted to ITB Berlin

  • The risk group criteria are as follows:
    A recent stay in one of the risk areas in China, Iran, Italy,  and South Korea as defined by the Robert Koch Institute (within the last 14 days). The list of risk areas is being regularly updated by the Robert Koch Institute. Updates can be found on the website:
  • During the last 14 days contact with persons who have tested positive for an infection with SARS-CoV-2.
  • Any signs of typical symptoms, i.e. fever, coughing or breathing difficulties.

Anyone belonging to the risk group or who refuses to fill out the declaration will not be admitted to ITB Berlin.

Messe Berling also wrote, that this is a precautionary measure in order to protect those participating in ITB Berlin and the public in general.