FAQs on coronavirus / SARS-CoV-2 regarding holidays in Lower Saxony and coronavirus
- A brief overview for foreign visitors -
Am I allowed to travel to Lower Saxony from another country?
The Federal Foreign Office will provide you with information on the current entry requirements. Since 15 May, the border controls of European countries have gradually been relaxed, but at present travel for tourist purposes alone is still being discouraged.
Do I have to go into quarantine when I travel to Lower Saxony?
A 14-day quarantine period is only necessary under certain conditions. At the moment, the following applies for many of those entering: the state from which they are travelling may not have exceeded a new cumulative infection count of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in relation to the population over the past seven days (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control / ECDC).
The infection case figures can be consulted here.
Are accommodation facilities open again?
Basically, hotels, bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, holiday apartments / homes and campsites, mobile home parking spaces and mooring places in Lower Saxony can be used for tourist purposes again.
The requirements that apply are dependent on the respective destination. Different rules apply both within Germany and within the individual regions.
In part, restrictions apply for a stay on the East Frisian islands. Please take the regulations for the individual islands into account. You can find these here (in German only).
WHILE STAYING AT YOUR TRAVEL DESTINATION
Face mask for mouth and nose
Wearing a face mask is just one of several important protective measures, and should be combined with regular, thorough hand washing and maintaining a safe distance of 1.5 metres from other people.
Please maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres from other people.
Social distancing requirements
The current social distancing requirements specify that people from a maximum of two households are allowed to meet. This means that it is not possible to share holiday accommodation with participants from more than two households.
Restaurants, pubs, outdoor beer gardens, snack bars and cafés may reopen subject to safety and hygiene requirements. The contact details of guests are recorded (name, address, telephone number). A reservation is recommended but not obligatory
Weekly markets are open and can be visited subject to wearing face masks and maintaining the social distancing regulations
Museums / theme parks / zoos: Museums, theme parks and zoos are allowed to open again. Social distancing must be maintained and any specific regulations (such as obligatory reservations or similar) must be precisely adhered to.
Guided tours: guided tours of up to 10 people are permitted once more
Retail trade and similar:
Shops may open again: subject to wearing face masks and social distancing regulations
YOUR RETURN JOURNEY
Do restrictions apply regarding my return journey?
It depends where you are coming from. Please enquire with your government or embassy as to which arrangements have been agreed with your country and what the return journey requirements are.
**This overview is intended to provide our visitors with a brief summary.
The regulations refer to the Federal State of Lower Saxony and the ordinances are adapted to current developments. Therefore, these may be modified again at short notice, meaning that you should double check the requirements frequently.**
Due to the very dynamic development of the spreading of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) all over the world and in Germany, naturally, there is quite some insecurity with respect to holidays and travels. That is why we would like to inform you about the current situation. The protection of the population and our guests has the highest priority.
You can find further detailed information and the current requirements regarding travel to Germany for tourist purposes on the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Foreign Office websites.
To provide you with the best information possible, we have listed relevant links with important content concerning the topic of coronavirus below: