Covid-19 Regulations for the Frankfurt Christmas Market 2021
The health and wellbeing of our guests, stand operators and service providers is very important to us. With this in mind, Frankfurt’s Department of Public Health has conceived the following rules of conduct for the Frankfurt Christmas Market with the aim of containing the Covid-19 pandemic as best possible. These rules apply throughout the market and must be observed by all visitors.
Pending on the prevailing situation, the aforementioned regulations may have to be adapted before or during the event (e.g., if infection figures rise or the Hessian Covid-19 Protection Ordinance is amended). Therefore, please make sure to inform yourself on currently applicable regulations prior to your visit.
Thank you very much for your understanding and co-operation.
- Medical facemasks must be worn throughout the Frankfurt Christmas Market.
- Eating and drinking is permitted in specially marked areas only.
- Restricted areas: Please note the access requirements.
- DO NOT visit the Christmas market if you are infected with Covid-19, experiencing symptoms and/or are meant to be in quarantine!
- We are in a pandemic. Please act accordingly: Maintain adequate distance, observe hygiene rules, wear your mask.
- Please follow the instructions of the security service and police at all times.
Medical face-masks (FFP2 or surgical masks) must be worn by visitors from the age of 6.
Special easting and drinking areas will be set up at each catering stand so that visitors have the opportunity to observe social distancing requirements when consuming food and beverages, even when the main visitor routes are full. Consumption in these areas is therefore only permitted at (bar) tables. Hot alcoholic beverages will only be sold in these consumption areas. We ask you with all urgency to use these areas when eating and drinking. Also, please wear your medical mask until you arrive at your table.
The Pink Christmas Market (Friedrich Stoltze Square) and ChristmasRoßmarkt will be operated using a restricted-access model (fully vaccinated or convalesced persons only). Medical masks (FFP2 or surgical masks must nevertheless be worn in this area as well (except when consuming food or beverages at (bar) tables. Please make sure to wear your mask at all other times, especially when standing in a queue or using the toilet facilities.
Access to the restricted areas is only granted to:
- Persons with proof of vaccination: Anyone who has had all required partial vaccinations and whose last vaccination was at least 14 days ago is considered to have been fully vaccinated. Proof may be provided by: EU Covid-19 vaccination certificate (digital or analogue); vaccination certificate (yellow); in case of a single vaccination in combination with proof of recovery. (§ 3 Para. 1 Sentence 1 No. 1 CoSchuV, § 2 No. 3 COVID-19 Protection Measures Exemption Ordinance).
- Persons with proof of recovery: Proof of a positive PCR test. The test must have been carried out at least 28 days ago and no more than six months ago. (§ 3 Para. 1 Sentence 1 No. 2, § 2 No. 5 of the COVID-19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance).
- Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and who prove this by way of a written medical certificate, which also includes the full name and date of birth, and who present a test certificate according to § 3 CoSchuV (see below for details).
- Children and adolescents under the age of eighteen with proof of testing in accordance with § 3 (see below for details).
- Children under the age of six and children who have not yet started school.
The following documents are permissible as test evidence (digital or analogue certificate):
- PCR tests (testing before max. 48h),
- Rapid antigen tests (testing before max. 24h) from test centres, doctors’ surgeries and pharmacies or from trained personnel of companies
- School test booklets from pupils in connection with the pupil ID card
- Test certificates for teachers and other school personnel.
Self-tests will not be accepted (not even if carried out on site).
An official photo ID must be shown at the same time for all forms of proof (for children, a student/school ID is sufficient).
For details, see § 3 CoSchuV (Status: 06th November 2021).
4) Please DO NOT visit the Christmas market if you are infected with Covid-19, experiencing symptoms and/or are meant to be in quarantine!
Persons excluded from visiting the Frankfurt Christmas Market are:
- Persons with a proven SARS-CoV-2 infection
- Persons who are subject to quarantine measures
- Persons with COVID-19-associated symptoms (acute, non-specific general symptoms, fever, dry cough (not caused by chronic illness), disturbance of the sense of taste and smell).
Persons who develop such symptoms during their visit of the Frankfurt Christmas Market must leave the event site immediately.
We are in a pandemic. Please act accordingly: Maintain adequate distance, observe hygiene rules, wear your mask.
The legal regulations in force in Frankfurt for the control of the Covid-19 virus must be observed.
Every person is required to behave in such a way that they do not expose themselves or others to avoidable risks of infection. This includes observing the general rules of infection control (keeping your distance, coughing and sneezing etiquette, hand hygiene). Dispensers with disinfectant will be available throughout the Frankfurt Christmas Market.
Finally, please be considerate and look out for others.
The measures for containing the Covid-19 pandemic have been put into place not only in everyone's best interest, they are also a stipulated prerequisite for holding the Frankfurt Christmas Market. Compliance with these measures will be monitored by the officers of the Municipal Department of Public Order, the organiser’s staff, the staff of the security service, the cleaning staff of the toilet facilities and the stall operators. Visitors must follow the instructions of these persons directly and without fail.