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Corona News Restaurants Reopening

After weeks of closure due to corona restrictions, Hamburg’s restaurants are allowed to reopen. Still, some rules must be followed.

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Restaurants Reopening - Learn about the latest regulations in Hamburg

Restaurants Allowed to Reopen

Since Wednesday, 13 May 2020, restaurants in Hamburg have been allowed to open their doors once again. Still, visitors have to follow a set of rules when dining out at their favourite joints. Here you can find information on what rules and guidelines apply on your next visit to one of Hamburg’s many eateries.

Social Distancing Measures Apply

The rules for social distancing and guidelines for hygiene in public places still apply. Accordingly, the following restrictions are binding for anyone visiting a restaurant:

  • Customers must keep a physical distance of at least 1.5m within a restaurant's interior premises. Tables must be placed at an adequate distance or closed off accordingly. Seats at bars or bar tables must be kept 1.5m apart too.
  • Entrance areas of restaurants must be checked and prevented from crowding.
  • Staff must wear face masks whenever coming into direct contact with customers.
  • All customers must provide their contact details to the restaurant to  enable  backtracing chains of infection should it be necessary.

Please check ahead of time that the restaurant of your choice is open. We recommend booking in advance to make sure that there are enough seats available.

For further information, see the 12 May 2020 press release from the Hamburg state government (German only). 

Restaurants Reopening

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