Spielwarenmesse update: new requirements for entry to Germany

Anticipation is mounting in advance of the Spielwarenmesse, which takes place from 2 to 6 February 2022. To ensure a relaxed visit, international visitors should make sure they are up to date with the current requirements for trade fair participants entering Germany. The latest news is that all ‘areas of virus variants of concern’ – including the UK – have been downgraded to ‘high risk areas’, meaning that from today, there are changes to the travel rules.

Individuals who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 are now allowed to enter the country without the need to quarantine. In addition, there are exceptions for unvaccinated trade fair participants from high risk areas. Such visitors are permitted to enter with a negative test result and to stay for up to five days.

“We are pleased at this development, which gives interested buyers from the UK the opportunity to visit the Spielwarenmesse,” says Christian Ulrich, Spokesperson for the Executive Board of Spielwarenmesse eG.

A regularly updated overview of the latest changes is available on the website of AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, at: www.auma.de/en/exhibit/legal-matters/entry-requirements.

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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