We recomment to be fully vaccinated before you travel and to bring a proof of vaccination.

Trade fair participants can enter Germany without quarantine, as they are considered business travellers with an urgent need to travel.

Trade fair participants must provide proof of their participation in the trade fair when applying for a visa or respectively when entering Germany:

• Employees of exhibiting companies must present a confirmation of their participation in the fair from the trade fair organiser.
• Visitors to the trade fair must present their entry ticket to the trade fair and additionally provide a proof of an appointment for a business meeting with at least one exhibitor at the trade fair. A separate letter is not neccesary for visitors with a FILTECH 2022 Invited Guest Ticket as the name of the inviting company appears on the ticket.

Quarantine rules do not apply for trade fair attendees if they have a negative test not older than 48 hours as they are considered business travelers with an urgent need to travel. The maximum stay in Germany in 5 days.

You must show a proof of vaccination or negative PCR test when entering Germany and when you register onsite at the FILTECH 2022 Show.

As regulations can change, attendees are urged to inform themselves before travelling.

https://www.auma.de/de/ausstellen/recht/einreisebestimmungen (German – 27.07.2021)
https://www.auma.de/en/exhibit/legal-matters/entry-requirements (English – 27.07.2021)

Do trade fair participants need a visa?

Citizens from countries requiring a visa who travel to Germany to visit a trade fair or exhibit at a trade fair require a business travel visa.

• When applying for a business visa employees of exhibiting companies must present a confirmation of their participation in the fair from the trade fair organiser (amoungst other documents).
• Visitors appying for a business visa must present their entry ticket to the trade fair and additionally provide proof of an appointment for a business meeting with at least one exhibitor at the location at the trade fair (amoungst other documents). A separate letter is not neccesary for visitors with a FILTECH 2022 Invited Guest Ticket as the name of the inviting company appears on the ticket.

Employees of exhibiting companies are exempt from the visa fee.

Free public transport in Cologne for Filtech Visitors

Registered FILTECH participants receive a link to download a print-at-home Cologne Public Transport Ticket – valid 7-10 March 2022

FILTECH 2022 will again be held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne. Koelnmesse’s central location, is conveniently situated for all transport links, visitors can quickly reach the exhibition centre by car, train and plane. High-speed ICE trains connect the airports in Frankfurt (FRA), Düsseldorf (DUS), Cologne-Bonn (CGN) directly to the exhibition center via Köln Messe/Deutz station – just a short walk to the FILTECH Show.

Arriving by Air

From the airports in Cologne-Bonn, Duesseldorf and Frankfurt you are connected via high-speed ICE trains directly to the exhibition center.

Train travel time from Airports to Cologne:

From Frankfurt Airport (FRA): Approx. 50 min.
From Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN): Approx. 12 min. with train line S13
From Düsseldorf Airport (DUS): Approx. 45 min.

Arriving by Train

The Köln Messe/Deutz railway station for high-speed and local trains is located directly next to the exhibition grounds – just a short walk to the entrance North. Within the city of Cologne participants can travel for free if they hold their public transport ticket.

Arriving by Car

Ten highways lead into Cologne’s beltway, which brings you directly to the exhibition center. Simply follow the green signs marked “Koelnmesse”. Parking lots are available. Parking fees apply. Day-Ticket: 10 €