The vaccines produced by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are currently approved in Germany and the European Union.

Versions of EU-approved vaccines that have been approved abroad (original or licensed production) are also recognised. A list of all approved vaccines for people from countries outside the EU can be found here.

People who have been vaccinated with vaccines not approved in the EU are subject to the same rules as unvaccinated people in Germany. You must have a valid PCR test (up to 48 hours) or antigen test (up to 24 hours) prior to travel, depending on your country of origin. It is important to inform yourself of the travel regulations and requirements applicable to the respective country for travel to Germany and Europe. Information is available via the German embassy websites in the respective country or via the embassy of the respective country in Germany. On the trade fair grounds, people vaccinated with a non-approved EU vaccine must provide proof of a current negative test as an EU Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC). More information: https://www.koelnmesse.com/location-and-services/travel-and-accomodation/check/