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Corona: Vacation in the Bay of Lübeck


Schleswig-Holstein opened the third model region to tourists on Saturday. Which federal states want to follow suit and which rules holidaymakers have to adjust to.

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Timmendorfer Strand: D

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Eckernförde and the Schleiregion have shown the way, now the Lübeck Bay with the popular holiday resorts Timmendorfer Strand and Scharbeutz is also considered a model region.

Tourists have been allowed to enter again since Saturday, hotels are open.

However, conditions apply:

  • Travelers must show a

    negative corona

    test, which must not be older than 48 hours.

    After arrival, vacationers must have themselves tested at least every 72 hours.

    If a hotel also operates a restaurant for guests who have not booked a room, a negative test must be presented every 24 hours.

    Anyone who tests positive during the vacation must be in quarantine.

  • A visit to a restaurant in closed rooms is only


    if an appointment has been made in advance


    No guests may be entertained


    11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Contact restrictions and mask requirements

    still apply, saunas and swimming pools remain closed.

Originally, the Lübecker Buch was supposed to be opened to tourists earlier.

However, the start for the model region was initially postponed indefinitely a good two weeks ago after the number of infections in the Ostholstein district rose again.

The seven-day incidence has now fallen again; according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it is currently 54.9.

The low number of infections was the prerequisite for the area to become a model region to which the communities of Timmendorfer Strand, Scharbeutz and Sierksdorf as well as the city of Neustadt belong.

Vacation in summer probably, Whitsun more difficult

Other regions in Germany also want to receive tourists again soon.

The Federal Government's Tourism Commissioner, Thomas Bareiß, has shown himself optimistic that holidays in Germany will be possible again in the summer.

Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) considers summer trips within the EU to be possible - even for those who have not been vaccinated.

They would then probably have to present a negative test result.

Whitsun holidays in many regions in Germany will "probably still be a bit difficult," said Bareiß.

According to the current nationwide regulation, hotels and restaurants can theoretically reopen on three consecutive days with a seven-day incidence below 100.

However, the respective federal state must also loosen its infection protection measures: According to the Federal Ministry of Health, the federal states continue to decide on measures for incidences below 100.

In the tourist model regions in Schleswig-Holstein it is therefore possible to go on vacation again - with strict rules.

What other federal states are planning:

  • In the neighboring state of Lower Saxony, a step-by-step plan should start again soon for guests from their own country.

    From the beginning of next week, locals could go back to hotels, holiday apartments and campsites, provided they can prove a negative test result or a vaccination.

    The following applies in all regions:

    openings for tourists nationwide are only possible if the seven-day incidence remains stable below 100


  • Also


    Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had announced to allow vacation in the Free State in the Pentecost in regions with low corona infection levels again.

    Hotels, holiday apartments and campsites in districts with a stable seven-day incidence of less than 100 should be allowed to open from Friday, May 21.

  • In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, at least day trips are allowed, but only for those who are fully vaccinated, and there are no exceptions for children.

    Fully vaccinated people are also allowed to use permanent campsites and second homes.

    Overnight stays for tourist purposes are still not allowed.

    Further openings before Pentecost are considered unlikely.

    However, relaxation for model regions is under discussion.

  • In


    , holiday apartments could be rented again from Wednesday, and overnight stays in a mobile home would then be possible, but only if they have their own sanitary facilities.

  • Also


    with the popular holiday region Harz has announced first opening steps for tourism.

    However, only in regions that are stable below a seven-day incidence of 100.

    Accordingly, holiday homes, holiday apartments and campsites could reopen there.

    However, the numbers are currently higher in most counties.

  • In Brandenburg, the outdoor catering is to open again from Whitsun.

    Further easing is still unclear, there should be further talks in the coming week.

  • Saxony and Thuringia currently have the highest seven-day incidences. In Thuringia it was 198 on Friday, in Saxony it was 184.Automatic opening steps are provided in the field of outdoor catering, camping, booking holiday homes and body-friendly services, but only in regions with a seven-day incidence of less than 100 Pensions and hotels are expected to reopen at an incidence of 50 or more.

Due to the falling number of infections, Hamburg wants to lift exit restrictions and reopen daycare centers.

Any easing in tourism is not yet in sight.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, outdoor catering is open again, at least as part of model projects.

Travel for private purposes is still not permitted.

In Hesse, a decision on further easing should not be made until next week.

In Saarland, Bremen, Berlin and Baden-Württemberg, there are still no concrete plans to relax tourism.

koe / dpa

Source: spiegel

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