Information concerning Covid-19

At this point in time the entire team of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film is certain that the festival will be taking place as planned between May 5 and May 11 2020.

Naturally precautionary hygiene measures will be taken for all event locations during the festival. Over the course of further preparations leading up to May, we will be coordinating closely with the authorities on a municipal and state level in Hesse. If, contrary to expectations, the festival is cancelled by order of the authorities, all those involved will be informed immediately.

Information for festival visitors

goEast is not considered a mass event, at the moment its cancellation is not recommended.

We can assure that at this point in time no festival guests will arrive from international risk areas. Additional information about affected regions is provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. We kindly ask all festival guests and visitors to inform themselves about any new developments with the designated authorities before travelling to goEast. Information is provided on the following websites:

Additionally, local public health departments are ready to provide information.

General hygiene guidelines

As a precaution –for influenza as well– we ask everyone to follow these simple hygiene guidelines:

  • if you show any kind signs of a cold or similar symptoms, it's better to stay at home,
  • cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm,
  • use disposable wipes or handkerchiefs and dispose of them after use,
  • avoid handshakes,
  • wash your hands thoroughly and regularly,
  • do not touch your nose, mouth, eyes with your hands (i.e. after holding on to rails in buses or using door handles that are touched by many),
  • use personalized glasses and cutlery,
  • regularly disinfect your smartphone, cell phone, tablet and so forth.

The statement for download: Information concerning Covid-19 (PDF)