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Information on the Coronavirus in Rhineland-Palatinate

Due to the spread of the Corona virus, public life and tourist facilities in Rhineland-Palatinate are affected by restrictions. Tourist overnight stays have been permitted in parts of Rhineland-Palatinate since 12 May 2021.

In the following, we provide you with an up-to-date overview and important information on the restrictions based on compliance with the protection and safety measures.

Source: corona.rlp.de / Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH

Note

Before booking your next trip, please inform yourself about the facility/establishment's current opening hours and visiting conditions of the facility/establishment. In addition, to further contain the Coronavirus spread, the general distance regulation of 1.5 metres applies. Gatherings in public spaces remain prohibited.

For the stay in nature and the use of hiking trails, cycling routes and other nature experiences, the currently applicable contact rules, the distance and behavioural regulations, as well as the restrictions on the radius of movement, must be strictly observed.

Facilities and establishments

The basis for the measures is 24. Corona Control Ordinance (CoBeLVO) of the state government of Rhineland-Palatinate from June 30, 2021. The 24th CoBeLVO has been in force since July 2, 2021 and runs until July 30, 2021.

1. Hotels and accommodation
providers Accommodation facilities are open subject to conditions:

  • Hotels, bed and breakfast hotels, guest houses, inns, guest houses and similar facilities (with mandatory testing)
  • Holiday homes, holiday apartments, private accommodation and similar facilities (no test requirement)
  • Youth hostels, family holiday centers, youth education centers, recreation, holiday and training homes, holiday centers and similar facilities (with compulsory testing)
  • Campsites, RV sites, RV sites and similar facilities (no test requirement)

The following conditions apply:

  • For hotels, guest houses, inns and similar facilities as well as youth hostels / group accommodation, the one-time test obligation applies upon arrival
  • The accommodation can be occupied by more than two houses
  • Hospitality for overnight guests inside and outside - as in restaurants - possible
  • In hotels, guest houses, inns and similar establishments, as well as youth hostels and similar establishments, breakfast is also permitted as a buffet, provided that the hygiene rules are observed
  • Sauna opening is permitted, wellness offers - including cosmetic treatments - and indoor swimming pool use are possible subject to conditions for hotel guests within the scope of contact restrictions
  • For offers of sport and leisure activities as well as for group offers with a leisure character, the provisions for sport and leisure apply accordingly

Furthermore, there is the obligation to record the contact of all guests as well as the mask obligation and the distance requirement in all publicly accessible areas of the facilities.

2. Gastronomy
Gastronomic establishments such as restaurants, eateries, canteens, cafeterias, bars, pubs, cafes, shisha bars, ice cream parlors or vinotheques are allowed to open.

  • There is no obligation to test and book in advance for guests indoors and outdoors
  • The operator of the catering facility must have a hygiene concept in place

Furthermore, there is the obligation to record the contact of all guests as well as the mask obligation and the distance requirement in all publicly accessible areas of the facilities.

3. Culture and leisure facilities

Cultural events and spectators during sports are permitted under certain conditions. In principle, there is no test obligation for outdoor activities with digital contact recording as possible.

The following facilities are open subject to the 24th CoBeLVO:

  • Amusement parks, climbing parks, mini golf courses and similar facilities: the number of indoor visitors is restricted to half the normal maximum number of visitors; The distance requirement as well as the stricter mask requirement as well as the obligation to record contacts inside apply.

  • Zoological gardens, animal parks, botanical gardens: outdoor and indoor areas open; The distance requirement as well as the stricter mask requirement as well as the obligation to record contacts inside apply.

  • Museums, exhibitions, memorials and similar institutions: The distance requirement and the tightened mask requirement apply, as well as the obligation to record contacts indoors.

  • Cultural institutions (theater, cinema, etc.): The regulations for public events apply. These depend on the number of guests.

  • Outdoor swimming pools and bathing lakes: the number of indoor visitors is restricted to half the usual maximum number of visitors; The corresponding hygiene concept applies to changing rooms, showers and similar communal facilities.

  • Thermal baths and saunas: the number of indoor visitors is restricted to half the usual maximum number of visitors; The distance requirement applies as well as the obligation to record contacts and the obligation to test indoors; The corresponding hygiene concept applies to changing rooms, showers and similar communal facilities.

4. Events

The rules for events depend on the size of the event. Please refer to the current corona rules of the Rhineland-Palatinate state government for the rules.

Further information

Please check with the local providers before arrival whether there are any restrictions to be expected and if so, what they are.

Current and further information can be found on the website of the Rhineland-Palatinate state government at corona.rlp.de/aktuelles


Incidents:

An overview of the current corona case figures in the district of Cochem-Zell can be found here.

An interactive map of the general incidence values and case numbers is provided by the Robert Koch Institute here.

Travellers from risk areas (at home and abroad)

Please inform yourself in good time about your home region's current risk assessment before booking or starting your journey to Rhineland-Palatinate. This assessment should be taken into account as a matter of urgency when deciding whether to start your journey.

Supplementary information is available from the Federal Ministry of Health: Information for Travellers and Information on Digital Entry Registration.

The State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate also provides information on the Corona Warning and Action Plan for Rhineland-Palatinate and the overview page on quarantine rules, and more.

Events and transport

Events

Religious services and religious and ideological communities are permitted under certain conditions.

Events that serve entertainment purposes are currently prohibited.

Puplic Transport / SPNV

Persons must wear mouth-to-nose coverings when using local public transport.

Bus and ship travel

Bus and boat trips for tourist purposes are permitted. The test is mandatory. In the case of trips lasting several days, a new test is carried out every 48 hours, calculated from the execution of the last test. There is also the obligation to record the contact of all guests as well as the mask obligation and the distance requirement in all publicly accessible areas of the facilities.

Travellers from abroad

Border crossings to neighbouring EU countries remain open, but tourist and non-essential private travel is prohibited.

Before booking or starting your journey to Rhineland-Palatinate, please inform yourself in good time at the competent authorities in your home country about the applicable exit regulations to neighbouring countries.

In addition, the leaflet for travellers from abroad of the Federal Ministry of Health provides information: to the leaflet.

Further information

More detailed information is available from the competent authorities in Rhineland-Palatinate, such as the State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture.

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