Vacation in Corona times – where to go during the autumn vacation?

As soon as the main travel season is over, the autumn holidays are already on in some federal states. But if you want to travel, you should inform yourself well. An overview shows what needs to be considered with increasing numbers of infections and entry regulations. Laze on the beach in the autumn sun or go hiking in the Alps: the planning for the autumn vacation has long since started. There are only four weeks left until the first federal states start their vacation on October 5, with Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. The rest will follow by the end of October. But what is even possible on vacation? While the corona situation in Germany is comparatively relaxed, some European holiday countries are arming themselves with new rules and requirements in view of the increasing number of infections. An overview of which travel destinations are in demand and what needs to be considered in the countries: Destinations in Germany are in demand Despite Corona, Spain is in demand as a travel destination. “There are still a lot of bookings,” says the world’s largest travel company Tui in Hanover. The Canaries should also be reopened soon. Greece is also currently popular, with a focus on Crete, Corfu and Rhodes. In addition, the tourism experts hope that many customers will also book last-minute vacations. Destinations in autumn 2020: going there or not? However, Tui recorded the greatest increase in autumn for trips within Germany . “Many people have booked hiking or sports holidays at home – or skipped summer and went straight into autumn.” Beware of risk areas If you want to go abroad, you should take a look at an online list from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) before leaving. There it is constantly updated which countries are considered risk areas for German holidaymakers – with a corresponding quarantine obligation on return. “A country is no longer classified as a risk area if there is a stable epidemiological trend below the mark of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week,” explains the Ministry of Health. In addition to the sheer number, other factors are included, which are evaluated together with the Ministry of the Interior and the Foreign Ministry: for example the type and extent of outbreaks and crisis measures to contain corona, such as tests.