Corona virus - Current situation in Frankfurt

Last update: 24.04.2020

Dear Frankfurt Visitors,

You can reach our tourist telephone hotline also Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 03:30 pm at +49 (0)69/21 23 88 00

due to the rising COVID cases the following restrictions are in effect.

A quick overview of the most important hygiene measures

Contact limit Stays in public are limited to two households with a total of 5 persons, children up to 14 years are not being counted.
Curfew

As the incidence in Frankfurt is over 100, there is currently a curfew from 10 pm to 5 am.

Exceptions:

a) Averting a danger to life, limb or property, in particular a medical or veterinary emergency or other medically urgent treatment,

b) exercising a profession within the meaning of Article 12(1) of the German Grundgesetz, insofar as this is not separately restricted, exercising a service or mandate, reporting by representatives of the press, radio, film and other media,

c) exercise of custody or rights of access,

d) care for persons in need of support or minors or the care of the dying, which cannot be postponed,

e) care of animals,

f) similarly weighty and unavoidable purposes,

(g) physical exercise carried out alone outdoors between 10 pm and midnight, but not in sports facilities.

Mask duty

It is obligatory to wear a mouth and nose cover outside in the in the entire inner city area within the “Anlagenring” as well as north of the railroad line in Sachsenhausen as well as in the area of Berger Straße north of the Alleenring, Leipziger Straße and Königsteiner Straße limited to the sector between Bolongarostraße and Kasinostraße.

Masks are compulsory at all public events and in public facilities.

Wearing a medical mouth-nose-cover (FFP2 or surgical mask) is mandatory in public transportation. Masks are also mandatory during the stay on platforms and at stops, when driving in a vehicle with persons from more than one household and in taxis.

Prohibition of alcohol consumption The consumption of alcohol is prohibited all day in defined public places, locations and facilities. From 11:00 pm – 6:00 am the consumption of alcohol is forbidden in all public places..
Leisure events + activities

All events that serve as entertainment are prohibited. Guided city tours are prohibited.

Museums, theathres and cinemas are closed. The zoo and botanical gardens are open under the condition that visitors must book time slots and contact information must be collected.

Calendar of Events

Restaurants Restaurants are closed. Delivery and collection of food for consumption at home is allowed. Canteens are also allowed to open.
Hotels

Accommodation offers for tourist purposes are not allowed. Accommodation offers will only be provided for necessary purposes such as mandatory business trips that cannot be postponed. A necessary professional obligation is given, if the personal participation on site is absolutely necessary for professional reasons and the change to alternative (tele-) communication means as well as the participation on site by a representative is not possible.

Please find information on hotel closures in the following document:

Hotel Search

Messen + Business Meetings

Trade fairs are prohibited. As a result of the course taken by the pandemic, many fairs and exhibitions are postponed or cancelled. The rental business continues to operate without restrictions, in compliance with the necessary hygiene and safety regulations.

More information on fairs + exhibitions

Meetings and events with personal participation are only permitted in the case of special public interest and with the approval of the competent authority. The number of participants in attendance must be kept as low as possible and, in order to comply with the hygiene rules and the minimum distance, must be based, among other things, on the type and size of the venue. Wherever possible, telephone or video conferencing shall be used.

More information on meetings + events

Further information

For up-to-date information please refer to the website of the Robert-Koch-Institut.

The hotline for the coronavirus of the state of Hessen is available daily from 08:00 to 20:00 hours on the state-wide number 0800-5554666.

Rules and regulations in German language