• Schwerin castle is said to have 365 turrets and towers - one for every day of the year, © TMV/Allrich
    Schwerin castle is said to have 365 turrets and towers - one for every day of the year

The latest information

As of 26 October 2020, 10 am

Dear guests, we look forward to welcoming you back to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Please take the following information into consideration before your next holiday with us.

Guideline for your holidays in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

This website is constantly being updated to the best of the Tourist Board’s knowledge. We would recommend to check it prior to your stay. Please note that we do not take legal responsibility for the correctness / comprehensiveness of this information.

(1) Travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from abroad

It is possible for foreign guests to travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, provided they do not come from a risk area designated by the RKI. Should you have been in a risk area abroad at any time within 14 days before entering Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the quarantine ordinance of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German only) applies. In this case, guests must immediately quarantine for 14 days.

  • International risk areas you can find here

It is possible for local health authorities to end the quarantine of guests from risk areas at an earlier point in time. Providing a negative corona test (molecular biological test) is necessary for this. Also, the first test result needs to be verified with a new test after 5 to 7 days. The guest must spend the time between the two tests in quarantine.

The obligation to quarantine does not affect people who have only traveled through a risk area.

(2) Domestic travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Touristic holiday stays in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are permitted. If you are travelling from a risk area according to the RKI, the journey will be refused if the travellers show corona-related symptoms. Guests with symptoms must immediately quarantine. In addition, guests from risk areas must provide proof of a booking for an overnight stay. A corona test is not required.

  • German risk areas on dictrict level you can find here (German only)

Travelling to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern without an overnight stay (= day trips) is possible for residents from locations that are not classified as a risk area according to the RKI.

(3) State-wide protection standards (German only) apply to all tourism providers. For accommodation providers, advance booking is recommended just as contactless payment. In restaurants, tables are usually to be reserved in advance, currently a maximum of 10 people are allowed per table and there is an obligation to record the contact details of a main person. For leisure activities, your own equipment (e.g. wetsuits, shoes, golf and tennis rackets) should be used if possible.

(4)  Please inform yourself beforehand about corona-related processes and possible restrictions in your holiday destination.

(5) The current contact-limiting measures apply to overnight stays in hotels, holiday accommodation, on boats, at campsites etc. and stays in tourist facilities.

(6) There must be a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between people (e.g. reception, in the waiting area, in corridors, shared rooms, beaches).

(7) If the required minimum distance cannot be maintained (e.g. on narrow paths, in the elevator, during briefings and handover of equipment / rental material), a face mask should be worn.

(8) A face mask is mandatory in local public transport and in retail.

(9) Visitors are asked to stick to the general hygiene measures in all tourist areas (e.g. regular hand washing, sneezing and coughing etiquette, regular airing of rooms).

(10) In case of corona-related symptoms, please contact the local health department in the region you are visiting or call the nationwide patient service at +49 116 117.

(11) Please note the information signs on site and follow the instructions of staff.

Thank you for protecting yourself, other guests, and your hosts.
We appreciate your participation!


Questions and answers

Am I allowed to travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from abroad as an one-day visitor?
Yes, you are. Unless you are traveling from a risk area. In this case, the quarantine regulations of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern apply.

I have booked a holiday trip - am I allowed to travel to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
Yes, you are. Unless you are traveling from a risk area. In this case, the quarantine regulations of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern apply.

The accommodation of guests who are prohibited from entering (due to the infection control regulations) is not permitted.

I am currently in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and believe I show symptoms of Covid-19. Who can I contact?
An infection with the coronavirus can lead to symptoms such as fever and a continuous cough. A runny nose, shortness of breath, muscle and joint pain, a sore throat and headaches have also been reported. Some people experience nausea / vomiting and diarrhea. If you notice symptoms of this kind during your holidays in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, please contact the local health department in the region you are visiting or call the nationwide patient service on +49 116 117.

A guide to what to do next can be found here.

What do I have to consider when booking and staying at a campsite?
It is recommended to book your stay at a campsite in advance. For the traceability of infections, one main person must provide the contact details for each residential unit / stand / parking space. All accommodations (caravan / mobile home, tent, etc.) must have a minimum distance of 3 meters from one another. It is recommended to primarily use the sanitary and kitchen facilities of your own camping vehicle. The general distance and hygiene standards apply.

What restrictions in public life should I expect?
Public life in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is restricted in the following areas, among others:

  • Major events with more than 500 participants outdoors or more than 200 people indoors are prohibited until 31 December 2020. In the tourist context, this applies to all types of concerts, sporting events and performances of all kinds. If you have booked tickets for an event, please contact the organizer.
  • Events with 500 participants max. outdoors or 200 people max. indoors are possible within current restrictions. The approval of the health department is mandatory.
  • Retail is open. A face mask must be worn in all shops. Distance and hygiene rules apply.
  • Pubs (bars, pubs and similar establishments) as well as discos and clubs are open again, but dance events are still prohibited for the time being. The relevant distance and contact rules apply.
  • Museums, galleries and memorials, theatres, concert halls, swimming pools, amusement parks, wellness / sauna areas, gambling halls, circuses, and fairgrounds are open. Distance and hygiene rules apply.
  • Tourist information are open. Please inform yourself on site about opening times. Distance and hygiene rules apply.
  • Rental points for tourism-related services (beach chairs, bicycles, water sports, etc.) are open.
  • Church services take place under applicable hygiene and distance requirements

How can I cancel my vacation and will I get my expenses reimbursed?
Generally, the cancellation rules agreed between the hotel / holiday apartment / online booking platform / tour operator etc. and the guest apply.

Please check the cancellation policy, contact your contractual partner and try to find an amicable solution. For binding legal information on your individual booking, please contact your legal advisor.

Can I use public transport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
Yes, using public transport is possible. All passengers must wear a face mask (e.g. medical mask, scarf, cloth). This does not apply to children until they start school and to people who cannot wear a mask because of health restrictions or disabilities. In that case a medical certificate is necessary.

Where do I find official information?
In Germany, general rules and recommendations for social interaction in everyday life, when travelling, and when using public transport are available here. Nationwide, the extended rules on restricted contact remain in place, as do the hygiene and social distancing rules. Please note that each federal state will make its own decision regarding the gradual easing of the lockdown on public life while taking the regional number of COVID-19 infections into account.

The latest information by the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German only): www.regierung-mv.de

Information at district level:

promoted by: close
promoted by: close