Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising: Germany


Status Summary

Restricted. Residents allowed to launch boats and go sailing.

International travel not permitted for 'leisure' purposes.

Helgoland, Cuxhaven and Brunsbuttel can be entered as ports of refuge in emergency.

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Local Information

18/05/20: Residents allowed to launch boats and go sailing, including overnight stays, but many international borders remain closed for 'leisure purposes'. From 18th May, movement allowed in motorhomes – camping permitted. The requirement for 14 days of quarantine after arrival in Germany has been lifted (until further notice). [CA Baltic Section]

12/05/20: Some relaxation in rules: Shops can re-open from 11 May, subject to limits on the number of customers per square metre; Outdoor non-contact sports are permitted, with the Bundesliga resuming from 15 May behind closed doors; some restaurants may open but not bars and cafés.

10/05/20: From May 4th, all water sports enthusiasts with a fixed berth have been allowed to come to the shipyard and pick up or move their yacht. From May 18, 2020 all other visitors welcome. [Yachthafen Ortmühle]

07/05/20: Marinas in Schleswig Holstein open from 4th May. Anticipated Mecklenburg Vorpommern will follow. [CA Baltic Section]


Reviewed: 26/05/20

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