Due to the renewed increase in corona cases in Germany, the federal and state governments have agreed on uniform measures to contain Covid19. As you probably do yourself, we have to adjust to the situation every day and are watching the news very carefully.  With the following information about the regulations we would like to make your travel planning easier and perhaps answer some of your questions in advance:

Compulsory testing in Hamburg

Currently hotel accommodation in Hamburg is only allowed, if a proof of a negative corona testing can be presented at check in. The testing requirement applies to both, private and business travellers.  The test has to be carried out by an official testing centre with trained staff and has to be taken within the last 24 hours prior to arrival. A PCR test may be up to 48 hours old at the time of arrival. If you stay for more than three nights, the testing needs to be renewed every 72 hours.

If more than one person stays in the apartment, a proof of a negative testing is required for all persons staying with us, only except for children under 6 years old and fully vaccinated and convalescent persons.

The nearest test station is about 900m from the Clipper Elb-Lodge at the Hans-Albers-Platz. You can book your appointment in advance. The cost is € 32 per testing. In the fish auction hall (500m from the Clipper Elb-Lodge) is an other test station. Unfortunately this is only open to German citiziens or resident people, as the test are paid by the Goverment.

2G & 3G rules in Hamburg

In Hamburg all businesses open to the public will be able to decide on their own, if they will open only for fully vaccinated or vaccinated and recovered persons. In this case, persons who have not been vaccinated or recovered will no longer be granted access, even if they have a negative coronary test. The Clipper Elb-Lodge remains with the existing 3G regulation: You can continue to check in with us with proof of vaccination/healing or with a negative coronal test.

Blick auf den Turm des Hamburger Rathauses

General regulations in Hamburg

A face mask, covering mouth and nose, has to be worn in all public buildings as well as in some busy streets and squares. In the mandatory mask zones wearing of a face mask is obligatory even outdoors at some times. On its website the City of Hamburg informs about the current resolutions and valid regulations.

Compulsory Testing in Berlin

Compulsory testing
Currently hotel accommodation in Berlin is only allowed, if a proof of a negative corona testing can be presented at check in. The test needs to be taken the day of arrival and has to be confirmed by a witness. A PCR-test is not requiered. The test obligation applies to both tourist and business stays. In the case of appartmens that are used by several guests, a proof of testing is requiered from all overnight guests, with the exception of children under 6 years of age, as well as fully vaccinated and convalescent persons. If you stay for more than three nights, the testing needs to be renewed every 72 hours.

The nearest test centre is located about 500m from the Clipper City Home at the Gendarmenmarkt in the Restaurant Erdinger (Jaegerstrasse 56, 10117 Berlin). The test centre is open daily from 7:00am-8:00pm.

General regulations in Berlin

The city of Berlin informs on its website about the current rules and decisions concerning Covid19FFP2 masks must be worn in public transport.