Safety concept for visitors and FAQ

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the situation we are in remains extraordinary. On 23 October 2020, the cantonal council of Bern tightened measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, declaring that events with more than 15 people and trade fairs will be prohibited starting on 24 October 2020. The safety and good health of all visitors, exhibitors, partners and employees are also paramount to the BERNEXPO GROUPE. As soon as the severity of the situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic has subsided and events are permitted to take place again, we look forward to safely welcoming you to the BERNEXPO site in person. You will find the details of the measures in our safety and hygiene concept (subject to change).


  • A limit to the number of attendees as prescribed by the square footage formula
  • Access restrictions by assigning time slots and guiding visitor flows
  • A guaranteed track-and-trace system involving registration of all attendees (exhibitors, visitors and service providers)
  • Floor markings to ensure social distancing inside and outside of the exhibition halls
  • Frequent cleaning of all social areas
  • Sufficient sanitising and hand hygiene stations
  • Hall ventilation with 100% fresh air
  • Catering provided in compliance with the provisions of Federal Office of Public Health and GastroSuisse



The following section provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about visiting trade fairs and about the COVID-19 measures in place at the BERNEXPO exhibition and trade centre.


Yes, visitor tickets are available only through the online ticket shop. Our online registration system complies with official requirements and enables fast contact tracing.


Be responsible when arriving and departing. Wear a face mask on public transport and maintain social distancing at rail stations, bus stops and in all other situations as per government guidelines.
If you wish to avoid public transport, arrive by car. For information about parking, directions and prices, see here.
If possible, please pay by debit or credit card to avoid cash transactions.



If you or someone living in your household feels unwell or suddenly experiences a cough, cold, fever or a loss of taste and/or smell, we urge you to stay at home and contact a medical centre for a coronavirus test. We reserve the right to randomly test visitors’ temperature at the trade fair.


If you or a member of your household has recently returned from a high-risk region, adhere to the official quarantine requirements.


No, but we recommend that you do install the SwissCovid app on your smartphone.


In the halls: Face masks must be worn in all indoor areas of BERNEXPO. Children under the age of 12 do not need to wear a mask. Paid mask dispensers are available at the entrances to the premises.

Outdoor areas: BERNEXPO recommends wearing face masks. Masks are mandatory whenever the minimum social distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained. These measures may change depending on official regulations.


Social distancing:
Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other people when queuing or sharing a small space. Avoid physical contact. Only a limited number of people can be at a booth at any one time. Please avoid queues and consider returning to the booth when it is less crowded. Floor stickers are in place to guide visitor flows. Whenever necessary, sections of the WC facilities will be cordoned off to ensure that a social distance of 1.5 m is maintained.

Hand hygiene:
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. If you cannot wash your hands, use the sanitiser dispensers provided on the BERNEXPO premises.

No shaking hands:
Refrain from shaking hands, social kissing and touching your nose, mouth and eyes.

Coughing and sneezing:
Please sneeze and cough into your elbow. Throw away used tissues and other personal disposables using the bins provided.

If you touch any documents, please take them with you instead of putting them back.




There are various catering options at the BERNEXPO exhibition and trade centre. All gastronomy providers are implementing the COVID-19 safety measures outlined in the GastroSuisse concept of 22 June 2020.

We use Mindful, a straightforward check-in app, in all our gastronomy zones to ensure accurate contact tracing. You can download the app before attending the trade fair at


Mingerstrasse 6
CH-3000 Bern 22
Phone +41 31 340 11 11
Fax +41 31 340 11 10



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