Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Economics of Germany have stated their opinion that ITB Berlin will be cancelled. The responsible health authority of the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin imposed significantly tighter restrictions on holding the event with immediate effects. Among its requirements the authority stipulated that each participant would need to prove to Messe Berlin that they were not from a designated risk area or had not been in contact with a person or persons from a risk area. It is not possible for Messe Berlin to satisfy these requirements overall.
Messe Berlin had for weeks made it known that a decision on holding or cancelling large-scale events would only be taken based on the recommendations or instructions of the relevant specialist authorities. Only they possess the necessary information and specialist knowledge in order to draw the right conclusions.
The ITB Berlin team deeply regrets the circumstances. The organizers understand that the trade show participants have questions about possible consequences. Due to the time of the cancellation, we ask for your understanding that all detailed questions regarding ITB Berlin and its subsidiaries must first be checked. We will inform you as soon as new information becomes known.
The ITB Berlin team thanks all visitors, exhibitors and partners around the world who have been with ITB Berlin in the past few days and weeks.
We ask for your understanding that due to the extraordinary situation in the case of queries, there may be delays in answering.
With kind regards,
Management of ITB Berlin