UPDATE COVID-19, 19. Edition – 10.09.-16.09.2020

UPDATE COVID-19, 19. Edition – 10.09.-16.09.2020

UPDATE COVID-19, 19. Edition – 10.09.-16.09.2020 150 150 fame creative lab

Please note: the following information is a short compilation from the most important German-speaking Trade Media.

Short Overview – German-speaking Markets

The COVID-19 quarantine measures are being further untightened in all German states. All federal states are responsible for their own implementation. They have also released the strict regulations towards (however always observing the sanitary and distancing recommendations):

·       Opening of cinemas, theatres, opera houses

·       Permission of events (depending on state for up to 500 people) with social distancing rules

·       Permission of contact sports inside as well as outside

·       Opening of indoor playgrounds, houses in zoological gardens, escape rooms

·       Some states (f.ex. Mecklenburg Pomerania) are skipping the contact limits

·       Schools have opened with regular classes after the summer holidays however some states already introduced the compulsory use of masks

Current relevant topics within the tourism industry

Current relevant topics within the aviation industry 

  • Airline bosses demand uniform travel regulations. Airlines from Europe see uniform travel rules in the Corona pandemic as the most important means of boosting demand for air tickets again. The industry association Airlines for Europe (A4E) called on EU governments to follow a recommendation to this effect from the EU Commission. https://www.aero.de/news-36914/Airlines-Chefs-hoffen-auf-einheitliche-Reisebestimmungen.html
  • Lufthansa still has to refund one million tickets. The Lufthansa Group has so far reimbursed around 2.7 billion euros to a total of 6.3 million customers. The number of outstanding ticket refunds has fallen to one million transactions. As flights continue to be cancelled, Lufthansa expects that the number of outstanding refund claims will continue to decrease in the coming weeks, but will never reach zero. https://www.trvlcounter.de/corona-krise/lufthansa-muss-noch-eine-million-tickets-erstatten-1229774/
  • Condor tightens mouth and nose protection rules: Starting tomorrow, stricter rules for wearing a mouth-and-nose protector will apply on board all Condor flights. Anyone who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons will not only have to have this certified by a doctor on a prefabricated Condor form, but will also have to show a negative Covid 19 test result. The test must not be older than 48 hours at departure.

Current surveys related to tourism