FAQs on coronavirus / SARS-CoV-2 regarding holidays in Lower Saxony

- A brief overview for our visitors -

 

ENTRY

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 and from now on travel for tourist purposes alone is allowed. Third countries are probably subject to a ban on entry until 1 July.

The European Union also provides information regarding the entry requirements.

 

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. This refers to retail and other facilities. Please check the rules in the individual facilities.

Distance

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.

Dining

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.**

For detailed information here are additional links with important content concerning the topic of coronavirus.