The coronavirus situation in Rhineland Palatinate

Due to the spread of the corona virus, public life and tourist facilities in Rhineland-Palatinate are again affected by restrictions. Since 2nd of november 2020, tourist travel in Rhineland-Palatinate is prohibited.

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


Please note

Before you book or visit a facility or establishment in Rhineland Palatinate, please inform yourself about the current opening hours and applicable conditions for your visit. In addition, to further contain the spread of the coronavirus, the general social distancing rule of 1.5 metres applies. Gatherings in public spaces are still prohibited.

Facilities and establishments

The following offers can be used:

Catering establishments (only take-away services)

The following offers can not be used:

Establishments in the hospitality sector:

  • Campsites, Motorhome/caravan pitches
  • Hotels, bed and breakfasts, Pensions, inns, guest houses, youth hostels
  • holiday homes, holiday apartments, private accommodation

If necessary, they can be opened exclusively for non-tourist travel, subject to the general protective measures.

Catering establishments (indoor and outdoor)

Indoor recreational facilities:

  • Museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Galleries
  • Beauty and personal care service providers (beauty salons, nail studios, massage parlours, tattoo studios and solariums)
  • Cultural institutions of the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage of Rhineland Palatinate
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres, concert halls, operas and cabaret theatres
  • Casinos and amusement arcades
  • Indoor pools, saunas and health spas

Outdoor recreational facilities:

  • Open-air swimming pools
  • Day boat trips
  • Architectural and cultural monuments
  • Memorials
  • Zoos
  • Wildlife parks
  • Botanic gardens
  • Amusement parks

Travelers from risk areas (domestic and foreign)

Please inform yourself about the current risk assessment of your home region in good time before you book a travel to Rhineland-Palatinate. This assessment should urgently be taken into account when deciding on the start of your journey.

The leaflet for travellers from abroad published by the Federal Ministry of Health provides additional information: To the leaflet

In addition, the Federal Ministry of Health provides information on digital entry registration: To the information (only in German)

The Robert Koch Institute provides further information on the latest developments for travel from countries with a high coronavirus risk. 

Events and transport


Religious services as well as religious and non-confessional gatherings are permitted subject to specific conditions.

Events that serve as entertainment are currently prohibited.

Public and commuter rail transport

People must wear face coverings at all times when using public transport.

Bus and boat trips

Bus and boat trips for tourist purposes are currently prohibited.

Travellers from other countries

Border crossings with neighbouring EU countries will remain open, but tourist and non-essential private travel will be prohibited.

Please contact the relevant authorities in your home country to inform yourself about the applicable exit regulations to neighbouring countries in good time for your trip to Rhineland Palatinate.

Further information

More detailed information can be obtained from the relevant authorities in Rhineland Palatinate, including the State Chancellery of Rhineland Palatinate and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viniculture.

Links relevant to businesses, such as those related to financial aid, have been clearly collated on the Tourismusnetzwerk Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland Palatinate Tourism Network) website.

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