Who needs a visa for Germany?
EU citizens and citizens of Iceland, Norway, Great Britain, Liechtenstein and Switzerland do not need a visa for Germany.
As a rule, all other nationalities require a visa. However, for short stays of up to three months, the European Union has lifted the visa requirement for some of these countries, including the USA and many other American countries.
Please visit the website of the "Auswärtiges Amt" (the German Foreign Office) for current information on visa requirements.
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In 2013, it was enacted that when applying for a trade fair visa, the invitation letter from the organizer is not needed anymore in most cases.
If you need an invitation letter for certain reasons, please contact our partner, the CIBT Visum Centrale (CIBT). CIBT has been entrusted by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH with the handling of invitation formalities. On behalf of Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the CIBT can invite foreign visitors, exhibitors and speakers to the SPS 2021.
Special regulations regarding COVID-19
Please bear in mind when making your travel arrangements that, in addition to visa requirements, there may be special regulations for travelers from certain countries as well as restrictions on entry for travelers from all third countries due to COVID-19.
The websites of your countries’ embassies provide information on specific entry, quarantine and virus testing regulations.