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The health and safety of all our employees and participants is our top priority, so we continue to monitor the situation of the coronavirus very closely and update the information on this page accordingly.

Event security

Many corona restrictions in Germany have been lifted. The new nationwide legal framework only provides for “basic protection measures”. The NRW ordinance for protection against new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Corona Protection Ordinance - CoronaSchVO) of April 1, 2022 in the version valid from June 30, 2022 only provides for basic protective measures.As the organizer, we recommend that you continue to pay attention to learned safety standards for your own protection and that of others!

Comply with the basic rules of hygiene and conduct, including:

  • no shaking hands
  • regular hand washing
  • sneeze and cough into the crook of your arm.

The websites of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Cologne are updated regularly.
Please continue to use these websites to keep up to date with the event dates in September 2022

Entry into Germany and arrival in Cologne

The Federal Corona Entry Ordinance applies to entry or return to Cologne from risk areas.

Here you will find the entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany provided by the Federal Foreign Office on current measures in connection with the coronavirus (SARS CoV-2). This page is updated regularly.

Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine requirements in Germany – Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de)

Further information can also be found here: Robert Koch Institute

Information on the current travel situation in Germany

air travel:

Due to the many flight cancellations/failures in Germany, we recommend traveling by Deutsche Bahn, also from a sustainability perspective.

Train travel:

Trains are sometimes very busy or may be cancelled. Sometimes seat reservations are not possible or cannot be taken into account on the train for technical reasons.

So book your train journey in good time, if possible with a seat reservation.

Rental car:

The availability of rental vehicles is also very limited at the moment. The prices on the market have also risen enormously. If you are planning to travel by rental car, please make your booking here as early as possible.