Eurobike greenlighted, but international travel bans halt UK

The German state of Baden-Württemberg has given the green light for trade fairs to proceed, meaning that, for now at least, Eurobike will proceed.

Local trade news outlet Velobiz picked up on the announcement, (detailed in German here) within which state guidance remains cautious with rules governing how many people can attend. The trade site’s translation suggests that initially “one person per 20 m² will be permitted in so-called opening step 2.” This will reduce to one person per 10m² if Covid values maintain low for an extended period leading into the event.

Crunching the numbers, the B2B suggests that accounting for the available space at Messe Friedrichshafen it is unlikely there will be a limit on numbers by the time the show rolls around.

The news does however come in tandem with an announcement that Uk citizens will be barred from entering the country unless they are a current resident. Ireland is currently an exception.

Germany’s Public Health Institute made the call on Friday citing concern over the potential spread of the Indian Covid variant. Anyone that does enter from risk territories will be faced with a two-week quarantine. Likewise, Austria has today mirrored the decision.

For those travelling in internationally it presently appears that, upon entering Germany, travellers over six-years of age will be required to have proof of a negative test in the past ten days, or proof of a dual dose vaccination. These must be presented to the airline prior to departure.

An up to date list of countries that are and are not permitted to travel can be found here.

As far as show sign up is concerned, Eurobike are looking to proceed with north of 800 exhibitors. Registration for the show remains open here.