Peu à peu able to open Hotels, Restaurants, and cafes again. In Restaurants and other eateries may now be eaten and drunk. Normality does not mean the but still.

Berlin (Reuters) – nationwide, the Corona-relaxed rules for the hospitality industry. But who is now in Restaurants, cafes or Hotels, you must adhere to a few rules. The openings in the hospitality industry are associated with some limitations.


From this Monday to have opened Restaurants in nearly all of the länder. Exceptions are made for Bavaria, where for the time being, only beer and outdoor areas open may gardens, and Saxony-Anhalt. There, owners need a special permit from the district, if you are already on the 18. May want to open.

Hotels and apartments in Hamburg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, the Saarland, Saxony or Thuringia can already receive overnight guests. From Monday to this is also true for Bremen, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein. For Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a ban on entry up to 25 shall continue to apply. May, Hotels and apartments are open from Monday to overnight guests of the state. In individual countries, guests may come for the time being, only in the apartments, such as those in Brandenburg. By the end of may, properties in all the länder can be booked.

WHAT I NEED to consider in ADVANCE?

Who wants to go, for example, in Kiel, essen, must register in advance, including accompaniment with address and phone number. In North Rhine-Westphalia, for example, there is, however, no reservations are required. A mouth-nose protection plug, can also damage. In many of the Local guests must also register on-site. In Bremen, for example, is mandatory, in Berlin there is only a recommendation. In many Restaurants, guests seats are allocated. Supports may be often at the table. On counters in many places, no one is allowed to take place.


nationwide shall continue to apply rules of distance. In the Restaurant tables and chairs need to have 1.5 meters distance from each other. Exceptions there are, for example, for couples. Also at the time of Check-in to the Hotel contacts between staff and guests should be on the Necessary limited. In many places, distance markers and enclosures to ensure a regulated and secure guest traffic. In the state of Hesse, as a rule applies as a rule for Local one Person per five square meters. With a surface area of 100 square meters, only 20 guests can be catered for.

WHAT are the hygiene rules ARE THERE?

In some Restaurants, for example, in the Rhineland-Palatinate or Brandenburg have to disinfect the guests before Entering the premises of the hands. Used dishes must be in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate with a dishwasher at a minimum of 60 degree cleaned – in many pubs the usual the lenses Clean in a basin with rinse and clear water is not so initially.

In Saxony about must be the dining cards washable. In Mecklenburg-must be disinfected Vorpommern in addition, salt shaker after use. Items for General use such as salt shakers, pepper mills, Cutlery, vessels are not allowed in the state of Hesse. Buffets are not prohibited. However, the Hessian economy recommends to abandon the Ministry on this, or ensure that there is no self-service.

WHERE do I have to WEAR A MASK?

Who is in Rhineland-Palatinate, food, need inside and outside of a mouth, nose and wear protection, are allowed to drop guests only, while you are sitting at the table. When going to the toilet, the protection must be raised again. In beer gardens and outdoor areas of Restaurants in Bavaria to apply by this Monday: the one Who gets up, needs to put on a mask. The staff are sometimes obliged to Wear a mouth-nose protection. Elsewhere, only a recommendation.


In most cases may because of the current contact restrictions people from two house seats to hold together at the table – so about two families, couples, WGs or individuals. A maximum number of people per table not available in North Rhine-Westphalia, for example. Many of the facilities are expected to but because of the distance, bid less guests than usual to record. In Schleswig-Holstein may stay in a guest room to a maximum of 50 guests. In Mecklenburg-allowed to sit Vorpommern, a maximum of six people at a table.

THERE ARE capacity limits IN HOTELS?

Also here is a view of the regulations of the individual countries helps. Hotels and apartments in Schleswig-Holstein, for example, have no capacity limit. In lower Saxony, where Hotels on the 25. May to open it, apply an occupancy limit of a maximum of 50 percent. Also in the Saarland there is a staggered maximum occupancy.

WHAT are the opening HOURS?

Also varies from country to country. In many places, Restaurants are allowed to open between 6.00 and 22.00. North Rhine-Westphalia, the power of, for example, but not requirements.


Many of the pubs and Bars must currently remain closed. Unlike Restaurants, cafes and pubs in North Rhine-Westphalia is not allowed, for example, open Bars until Further notice, again, the lack of appropriate spacing rules cannot be met. In Berlin Bars and pubs remain closed. Smoking pubs and hookah Bars are not allowed, also continue to open. When these establishments are allowed to receive guests, is still to be determined.


For many of the accommodations are no limits. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Hotels open but, for example, initially only for Locals, from 25. May can also get guests from other provinces. To June the houses may be the utilization of only 60 percent. Also in Saxony-Anhalt holiday apartments can open since Friday, Hotels are at 22. May but initially only for guests from their own country to follow. Shortly after, visits from other regions should be possible.


Some Hotels do not want to make, for example, every day the beds in the rooms. In addition, in some Hotels, and if, for example, phones, remote control, or bathrobes, it was disinfected. Breakfast times are partially extended. Indoor pools and saunas are available in many Hotels, but for now taboo.

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