The latest information
As of 18 June 2021, 2 pm
Dear guests, here you will find the most important information about the current situation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, crucial questions and answers, and contact addresses.
The state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has decided on comprehensive protective measures to contain the corona pandemic.
You can find the current regulation here (German only).
The following safety measures apply:
- Contact restrictions: From 11 June 2021, private gatherings of up to 30 people are possible. In public, the contact restrictions will no longer apply; this does not apply to group events. Children aged 14 or younger as well as fully vaccinated and recovered persons are not included. Spouses, registered partners and life partners who do not live together in the same household are considered as one household.
In case of close and long contacts with other people, especially in closed rooms, when shopping as well as in defined public places, it is obligatory to wear surgical masks or FFP2 masks. When using public transport, passengers are required to wear a surgical mask.
- Testing facilities: Rapid tests can be carried out in municipal test centres, pharmacies, clinics and by mobile swab teams. An overview of test facilities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern can be found here (German only).
Vaccinated and recovered persons do not need a negative test if this is required for services, gastronomy and accommodation. Children up to the age of 5 are also exempt from the testing requirement.
Persons are considered to be fully vaccinated if at least 14 days have passed since the last required vaccination. They are also in possession of a vaccination certificate issued in their name.
Persons are considered to have recovered if the underlying test was carried out by means of laboratory diagnostics using nucleic acid detection (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technology) and at least 28 days and a maximum of six months have passed. In addition, they are in possession of a certificate of recovery issued in their name.
- Day trips: From 11 June 2021, there are no restrictions to enter Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. A test obligation is no longer required.
- Accommodation: From 11 June 2021, hotels, inns, guesthouses, campsites and other touristic accommodation are allowed to accommodate guests. Upon arrival, a daily negative Corona test is mandatory. This does not apply to fully vaccinated and recovered persons as well as children of up to 5 years.
- Restaurants: Restaurants, bars, clubs, discotheques, pubs and similar establishments will be allowed to reopen their indoor and outdoor areas, provided they use their premises exclusively as a restaurant / pub. Dancing and similar activities are permitted in the context of private gatherings from 11 June 2021. There is still a ban on dancing in clubs, discotheques and similar establishments.
For indoor services, guests must provide a reservation and a daily negative rapid or self-test result. Private parties with up to 100 people can be held in separate rooms in restaurants from 11 June 2021. The current hygiene requirements apply.
- Recreational facilities: From 11 June, zoos, botanical gardens, and animal and bird parks are open to visitors. The visit of inside areas as well as museums, memorials, libraries and exhibitions is possible with a daily negative COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated and recovered persons and children up to 5 years of age are exempt from compulsory testing.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hotel-owned swimming pools, saunas and fitness studios can fully reopen from 11 June 2021, a daily negative Corona test (maximum 24 hours old) is obligatory. Hygiene and safety rules apply during all times.
- Events: From 11 June, up to 600 people may gather outdoors and 200 indoors for events (e.g. fairs, concerts, readings, theatre, etc.)
- Retail: All retail is open and can be visited without an appointment or test. There is the obligation to wear surgical masks or FFP2 masks.
- Body-related services: Body-related services such as cosmetic studios, massage practices, nail studios, hairdressers, tanning salons, tattoo studios are open. A current negative rapid test from a pharmacy, a test centre (not older than 24 hours) or a self-test on site is required. Medical or therapeutic treatments, such as foot care, remain available. Fully vaccinated and recovered persons and children up to 5 years of age are exempt from compulsory testing. Hygiene and safety standards apply.
Questions & Answers about traveling to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
All travel to the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is prohibited unless otherwise specified in the following FAQ:
1. How do I know whether I come from a risk area?
The classification as a risk area is made by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs and is published by the Robert Koch Institute.
The classification as a particularly affected area is made public by the Robert Koch Institute for counties or cities in which the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is higher than 50 within the last 7 days. International risk areas can be found here.
2. Am I allowed to transit through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
Yes, passing in transit is allowed.
3. May I enter Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from a risk area abroad?
For travellers who have been in a "risk area", "high incidence area" or an "area of variant of concern" abroad at any time, the quarantine regulation of the Federal Ministry of Health applies. Please follow the instructions.
If you arrive from an international risk area, you must register digitally before entering Germany. The digital registration can be accessed at www.einreiseanmeldung.de
Registration is not necessary for commuters if they have spent a maximum of 24 hours in the risk area.
4. May I visit my family members in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
As of 11 June 2021, there are no entry restrictions for visiting nuclear family (spouses, registered partners, cohabiting partners, children, parents, siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, grandparents and great-grandparents). However, contact restrictions, which are limited to a maximum of 30 persons in indoor areas, apply.
5. How can I cancel my holidays in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 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.
6. Where do I find official information?
The latest information by the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German only): www.regierung-mv.de
Information at district level:
- Schwerin: schwerin.de
- Rostock and Warnemünde: rathaus.rostock.de
- Island of Usedom, Greifswald, Region Vorpommern: kreis-vg.de
- Island of Rügen and Hiddensee, Stralsund (German only): lk-vr.de
- Mecklenburg Laek District, Mecklenburg Schweiz, Neubrandenburg and Neustrelitz: lk-mecklenburgische-seenplatte.de
- Mecklenburg Schwerin, Ludwigslust, Parchim (German only): kreis-lup.de
- Wismar, Baltic Coast Mecklenburg, island of Poel: nordwestmecklenburg.de
Thank you for protecting yourself and others.
We appreciate your participation!
*This website is constantly being updated to the best of the Tourist Board’s knowledge. We would recommend to check it regularly. Please note that we do not take legal responsibility for the correctness / comprehensiveness of this information.