Corona risk areas Frankfurt and Offenbach – where else can I travel?

Frankfurt and Offenbach are corona hotspots. This can cause problems when traveling within Germany, but it doesn’t have to be.

  • New ones apply in many federal states Corona travel rules for travelers Hotspots how Frankfurt and Offenbach.
  • Six federal states have their own regulations for Ban on accommodation.
  • There are still other rules at Business trips and Visiting family and relatives.

Frankfurt – travel in Corona times is difficult. It gets even more difficult when the journey is a Corona-Hotspot should be planned out. “Hotspots” are districts or regions in which more than 50 people per 100,000 inhabitants have been reported to be infected with the coronavirus in the past seven days. That applies to both Frankfurt, as well as on Offenbach to. Therefore, many are sure to ask themselves: where are they allowed to go Frankfurter and Offenbacher still traveling in Germany?

What have the federal and state governments decided on Corona accommodation bans?

The answer to that is not that easy to find. Because many federal states have their own regulations, what entry from Corona-Risikogebieten within Germany. The official regulation of the federal government reads complicated. In a few words it means: who from one Risk area is only allowed to stay somewhere else if a negative one Corona-Test that is not older than 48 hours. But then comes the big but. Because for this decision there are “protocol declarations” of various federal states.

In which federal states are there corona restrictions for travelers from Frankfurt and Offenbach?

That is the majority of the federal states. They joined the declaration following the conference. A negative one Corona-Testthat is not older than 48 hours but also allows entry from one Hotspot how Frankfurt or Offenbach.

  • Bayern
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Brandenburg
  • Hamburg
  • Hessen
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Saarland
  • Saxony
  • Saxony-Anhalt
  • Schleswig-Holstein

What do I have to consider when traveling to federal states with Corona accommodation bans?

First things first: the Travel rules only apply to tourist trips. However, the Federal Government is currently advising against these anyway. Anyone who travels for work or visits the family can set off at any time. But who as a tourist Frankfurt or Offenbach If you travel to one of the ten federal states that have signed up to the federal-state decision, you must ensure that you have a medical doctor Corona-Test bring along that is not older than 48 hours. It is important when the test result was established, not when the test was taken.

Which federal states have their own Corona travel rules?

The scheme that a entry and overnight stay from a Corona-Hotspot how Frankfurt or Offenbach only with negative Corona-Test is possible, not all federal states have joined. The following federal states have their own rules.

  • Berlin
  • Bremen
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Lower Saxony
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Thuringia

Which overnight stay rules apply in federal states with their own corona rules?

This question is not easy to answer, because the six federal states not only have their own rules. The Accommodation rules in these countries are also different again.


People can go to Berlin Offenbach and Frankfurt still travel. Because a general one Ban on accommodation doesn’t exist there yet. And the capital has another special rule: it wants to be treated as a “whole city and a unified municipality”. This means that there should be no individual entry bans for particularly affected Berlin districts, such as those issued by Schleswig-Holstein and Bavaria. This is uncomfortable for residents of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, for example. The incidence there is far below 50.


In Bremen – as of Friday, October 9th, 2020 – there are none Accommodation bans or special Accommodation rules. However, the state itself exceeded the incidence of 50 on Wednesday. It is still unclear whether further rules will follow.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

The state in the northeast still has stricter corona rules than most other federal states. So entry is with a negative Corona-Testthat is not older than 48 hours is possible. However, the regulation valid in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania requires that travelers generally stay for 14 days after entering the country quarantine go. Unsuitable for a vacation. At least she can quarantine can be shortened to five to seven days after another test by the health department.

North Rhine-Westphalia

For the time being there are none for the most populous federal state in the west Accommodation rules. Not even when entering from one Hotspot how Frankfurt or Offenbach. However, it is possible for a Ban on accommodation still comes into force, as the head of the NRW State Chancellery Nathanael Liminski explained.


There is also none for Thuringia Ban on accommodation. Who from Frankfurt or Offenbach comes, can enter without any problems. The red-red-green state government relies on the health authorities in the respective countries Corona-Hotspots. Because these would have to be a quarantine for corona infected people and suspected cases. Everyone else should be able to travel freely, says Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow. He considers the federal-state decision to be “nonsense”.

Corona has Offenbach and Frankfurt firmly under control. Travel within Germany is therefore severely restricted.

© Axel Heimken / dpa / picture alliance

Coronavirus: Can I commute from Frankfurt and Offenbach for work?

The state borders of Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate are not too far away from Frankfurt and Offenbach. Many people commute to work in the two federal states, for example to Aschaffenburg or Mainz. And they can continue to do so. Because all regulations too Accommodation bans only apply to tourist trips. Visits to families and relatives are also expressly excluded from the regulation.

Coronavirus: What about traveling in Hessen?

The good news: who’s out Frankfurt or Offenbach can come despite Corona continue within Hessen travel. All Travel restrictions refer only to trips outside of your own federal state. However, health authorities may be in Hessen own entry requirements for people Hotspots enact. But this has not happened yet.

Corona regulations for Frankfurt and Offenbach can change at any time

All of these regulations only apply for a certain period of time. First of all, there is no end to the restrictions set. It is also completely unclear how long Frankfurt and Offenbach Corona-Hotspots stay. Because as soon as the incidence drops below 50, travel becomes a lot easier again. If you are unsure, you can find out about the Corona rules of the individual countries to inform. The federal government also has its own Corona subpage.

List of rubric lists: © Axel Heimken / dpa / picture alliance

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