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Corona vacation in Germany still taboo - the government is now also warning against traveling abroad


The federal and state governments have decided on further measures with regard to the corona pandemic. In addition to domestic travel restrictions, there are now also words about travel abroad.

The federal and state governments have decided on further measures with regard to the corona pandemic.

In addition to domestic travel restrictions, there are now also words about travel abroad.

Corona lockdown in December: domestic tourism remains taboo - and even more

Update from November 26, 2020

: On November 25, the federal and state governments discussed the current corona measures and passed new resolutions to further reduce the number of new infections.

Hopes for easing were dampened in advance: Instead, some draft resolutions showed that German citizens would face further restrictions.

First of all, the Corona measures decided on October 28th will be

extended to December 20th


With regard to travel, that means:

Tourist accommodation offers in Germany will continue to be forbidden

and unnecessary professional and private trips should be avoided.

In addition, the federal and state governments are now also addressing the issue of


travel in their resolution

- these should

be avoided "in view of the ski season,

among other things


As before, it is not an explicit ban.

Travel abroad is therefore still possible - provided that the Corona rules in the relevant holiday destination are observed.

However, the federal government is asked to "work at European level to ensure that

ski tourism is not permitted until January 10th

." .

He wants to work with the other Alpine countries on a timetable for the gradual opening of the ski areas in January.

Only Austria is still standing cross with this demand.

Furthermore, the federal and state governments have already warned that “due to the high level of infection, extensive restrictions will be necessary until the beginning of January (especially in the catering and hotels sector).” Guido Zöllick, President of the, criticized suggestions that hotels could open temporarily over Christmas German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA Bundesverband), in advance: “Restaurants and hotels are not garages that can be locked and unlocked at will.

For the vast majority of businesses it is not worth opening it for five days

. ”After weeks of closure, the businesses would have to be prepared and decorated, and the deployment of staff planned - an expense that is not worthwhile as long as there is no planning security.

The decision also tightened the contact


: private get-togethers with friends, relatives and acquaintances are now

limited to a maximum of five people from your own household and one other household


In addition, the mask requirement applies in closed rooms that are open to the public or in the context of visitors or customers "as well as" in all places open to the public in inner cities, including places in the open air where people are either in a confined space or not just stay temporarily ”.

In order to still guarantee a peaceful Christmas, a maximum of ten people are allowed to meet between December 23rd and January 1st with close family and friends.

Associated children up to 14 years of age are exempt from the rule.

Corona vacation ban in Germany: when will travel be possible again?

Original message from November 25, 2020

: In winter, many Germans normally look forward to their skiing holiday in the mountains or enjoy a few relaxing days in wellness hotels.

Due to the corona pandemic, the situation is currently very different: Tourist accommodation offers have been banned since November 2nd and private trips or day trips are not recommended.

This regulation should initially apply until the end of the month.

On November

25, the

federal and state governments will discuss the effects of the measures to date and whether an extension will be necessary.

A first “draft resolution” provides information on this.

Holiday ban in Germany extended until December?

What will be decided today

The editorial network Germany reports a draft decision of the SPD - said to be very similar to the Union - in which a

prolongation of the State aid for affected businesses in the economy, culture, travel industry and for solo self-employed until 20 December

speech is.

It can therefore be assumed that the previous regulations regarding domestic tourism will not change by this deadline.


Hotels, holiday accommodations and ski areas remain closed and private trips should be avoided


The final decision is expected to be announced this afternoon.

In addition, the contact restrictions are also to be tightened.

Instead of ten people from two households, only five people from two households will be allowed to meet.

Children under the age of 14 are an exception.

In addition, a relaxation should be planned between December 23 and January 1, so that up to ten people can meet during the Christmas holidays.

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Holidays over Christmas: are hotels allowed to open on public holidays?

Many of the measures are initially planned until December 20 - for some, however, the parties would like to see a settlement until January.

At least at Christmas, CDU-led countries want to

relax hotel stays,

according to


: In order to avoid too many people from different households romping under one roof, they propose

to let hotels open at Christmas


Celebrations with the family in one room would be possible without having to share rooms afterwards.

It is rather unlikely that citizens can go on vacation normally over Christmas.

Although it seems that the hotel and restaurant measures will initially only be extended until December 20, any easing soon after this date is unlikely.

Italy's government is even calling for ski resorts across Europe to be closed - until January.

* is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.

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