Frequently asked questions

Good to know: participating teams will receive a manual with all details before the event.
If you haven't found the answer to your question, please contact the event organization.

When will I know if my team can participate in the Holmatro Rescue Challenge?

We will inform you per email as soon as possible if your team has been chosen. Teams will be selected at random, with a maximum number per country and continent.

What are the costs of participating in the Holmatro Rescue Challenge?

The sign up of your team for the Holmatro Rescue Challenge is free of charge. Travel and lodging need to be arranged and paid for by the teams.

Does my team need to bring any rescue equipment?

Holmatro will provide a range of rescue tools in the pit. Only Holmatro (hydraulic) rescue equipment will be used. A detailed list of the rescue equipment being used will become available in the manual for the selected teams.

Do I need to bring my own PPE?

Yes, wear suitable clothing and personal protective equipment as required and approved by your agency. You are also expected to supply your own consumables (latex gloves, dust masks etc.) 

Do I need a visa to visit Germany?

Depending on the country where you live you may need a Schengen visa, for which you need to apply at the German embassy. Please check out this website for all details and a list of countries whose nationals need a visa. 

I need a visa, can you help?

If you require a visa we will send you a personalized formal invitation letter that you can use to apply for a visa at the embassy. In order to create this invitation we need a scan of your passport (JPG or PDF) which you can send to [email protected].

How do I arrange my hotel for the Holmatro Rescue Challenge?

You need to make your own hotel reservation. The following agencies can assist you in finding a room: Visit Hannover, TEST (Travel Event Service Team) or Travel Tracker.

How can my supporters follow the Holmatro Rescue Challenge?

The entire Holmatro Rescue Challenge will be broadcast live on the internet via this website and social media. And of course your supporters can join you on your trip and buy entrance tickets to Interschutz to watch your team in action. 


If you have any questions or would like to receive additional information, please send an email to [email protected]. You can also contact Ms Manon Hart (for general questions) or Mr Ronald de Zanger (for technical questions) at +31 162 589 200.

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