COVID-19 pandemic
St.Joseph Hotel Hamburg Reeperbahn St.Pauli Kiez

COVID-19 pandemic

Dear guests,

with the ordinance of the Hamburg Senate, tourist trips to Hamburg have been permitted again since June 1, 2021.

We have summarized an overview of the guidelines of the Hamburg Senate for you here.

If you have any questions about your planned stay at the St. Joseph-Hotel Hamburg, please contact us by phone at +49 40 42103377 or by email at info@stjhh.de

You are welcome to book your vacation with us online or by phone as usual.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Stay healthy.

Your team from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

covid-19

Important information about your stay in Hamburg during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Updated April 18, 2022


Since April 2nd, 2022:

Check-in is allowed regardless of vaccination or COVID test. Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory for guests in the hotel.

 

This regulation applies until April 30, 2022. From May 1, 2022, all COVID regulations are to be abolished.

 

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Updated March 01, 2022

From March 4th, 2022 a new Corona regulation will apply. The individual changes in the wording can be found (in German language) here

 

These are the new regulations:

 

1. In the hotel and catering industry, the 3G rule applies (vaccinated, recovered or tested). There are the following requirements for the test: the PCR test may have been carried out no more than 48 hours, the rapid test no more than 24 hours before entering the company.

 

2. Guests in the hotel and catering industry must wear an FFP 2 mask, which may be removed when staying in a permanently occupied seated or standing area or in the hotel room. This applies to guests over the age of 14. Children who have reached the age of 6 and have not yet reached the age of 14 must wear a medical mask.

 

3. A medical mask is sufficient for employees in the catering and hotel industry.

 

4. The consumption and hospitality of guests in the gastronomy in fixed standing places is allowed again.

 

5. So-called dance merrymaking is permitted under the following conditions:

a. Only guests under 2 G plus conditions have access.

b. Hygiene requirements must be observed and a protection concept must be drawn up.

c. There is no mask requirement for guests.

d. Employees must wear a medical mask.

 

6. If dance opportunities are offered in a restaurant/at events, the requirements for dance merrymaking according to § 15 a apply, i.e. among others. 2 G plus (see point 5).

 

7. The number of participants at events increases to a maximum of 500 people in closed rooms.

 

8. The ban on alcohol in certain places (§ 4 d) is lifted.

 

9. The distance requirement of 1.5 m is only a recommendation (§ 3), i.e. precautions no longer have to be taken in queues.

 

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Updated January 07, 2022


The new Corona regulation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg valid from January 10th, 2022


Check in:

 

The 2G + rule applies. What does that mean?

 

This rule only applies to people over the age of 16: only fully vaccinated people who have received a booster vaccination (3rd vaccination) can stay in the hotel. A booster vaccination is immediately valid from the day of vaccination (no 14-day waiting period).

 

Those who do not have a booster vaccination (i.e. have not been vaccinated three times) can only stay overnight in the hotel if they also have a daily antigen test (i.e. a quick test that is not older than 24 hours at check-in) or a PCR test (not older than 48 hours). This also applies to those who have recovered (they must always submit a test in addition to the recovery certificate).

 

This rule only applies to people from the age of 7, who have not yet reached the age of 16 and are not in the school holidays: These people do not need to be vaccinated, recovered or tested.

 

A test (or proof of vaccination or recovery) is not required for all children who have not yet reached the age of 7.


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Updated December 04, 2021

 

According to the new Corona Ordinance of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg of December 3rd, 2021, the following regulations apply from December 4th, 2021:

 

Check in:

Only guests who have either been vaccinated or have recovered are allowed to stay overnight. This does not apply to people who have not yet reached the age of 16.

 

Vaccination certificate:

14 days after the second vaccination with the vaccines Comirnaty (BioNTech / Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna) or Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca). 14 days after the 1st vaccination with Janssen. Other vaccines such as Convidecia (Cansino), Sinovac (Coronavac), Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV) or Sputnik V are not approved in the EU. According to Dehoga, however, these people can also stay at the hotel if they have proof of vaccination and also present a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours.

People who are ill and have recovered (with a certificate) and then received a vaccination are also considered fully vaccinated. They can also spend the night in the hotel 14 days after the first vaccination. This also applies to people who had a first vaccination and then fell ill with Covid-19 and who can present a corresponding proof of recovery.

All persons who can provide evidence of recovery and recovery was no longer than 6 months ago are considered to be recoveries.

Of course, guests who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons can also stay overnight in the hotel. The certificate must contain the following data: first and last name, date of birth, place of residence and the specific reason for the health restrictions.

In the opinion of the STIKO (permanent vaccination commission), pregnant and breastfeeding women can be vaccinated and are not exempt from the 2G rule.

According to DEHOGA, people from the transport sector (e.g. foreign ship or aircraft crews; foreign truck drivers; foreign bus drivers) can also stay in the hotel if they present a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours.

Even people who have a diplomatic passport only need a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours for the night.

 

Guests from virus variant areas must submit a PCR test when entering Germany and then must be in quarantine. Guests from virus variant areas cannot stay overnight in the hotel.

 

Virus variant areas.

Allocation of whether a country is a virus variant area or not is always redefined by the RKI on Friday afternoons for the following Sunday: here

(language: German)

 

children

A test (or proof of vaccination or recovery) is not required for all children who have not yet reached the age of 7. Children (between 7 and 15 years old) do not need to present a test (or proof of vaccination or proof of recovery) when it is school.

When it is vacation time and there is no testing at school, children can only stay at the hotel if they have been tested, vaccinated or recovered. Then the children have to submit a PCR test (48 hours old) or antigen test (24 hours old), proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.

 

General information:

It is compulsory to wear a mask in the entire interior of the hotel. The mask may only be removed in the breakfast room while sitting at the table and in the seats in the lobby. And of course the mask does not have to be worn in the room.

 

 

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Updated November 25, 2021

 

According to the Corona Ordinance of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the following regulations currently apply:

 

Guests from virus variant areas are not allowed to stay in the hotel.

You can find an overview of the virus variant areas here

(language: German)

 

 

Check in:

Only guests who have either been vaccinated or have recovered are allowed to stay overnight. This does not apply to people who have not yet reached the age of 18.

 

Vaccination certificate:

14 days after the second vaccination with the vaccines Comirnaty (BioNTech / Pfizer), Spikevax (Moderna) or Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca). 14 days after the 1st vaccination with Janssen. Other vaccines such as Convidecia (Cansino), Sinovac (Coronavac), Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV) or Sputnik V are not permitted in the EU and guests with these vaccinations cannot stay in the hotel.

 

People who are ill and have recovered (with a certificate)

and then received a vaccination are also considered fully vaccinated. They can also spend the night in the hotel 14 days after the second vaccination. This also applies to people who had a first vaccination and then fell ill with Covid19 and who can present a corresponding proof of recovery.

All persons who can present proof of recovery and recovery was no longer than 6 months ago are considered to be recoveries.

 

Of course, guests who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons can also stay overnight in the hotel. The certificate must contain the following data: first and last name, date of birth, place of residence and the specific reason for the health restrictions.

In the opinion of the STIKO (permanent vaccination commission), pregnant and breastfeeding women can be vaccinated and are not exempt from the 2G rule.

 

children

A test (or proof of vaccination or recovery) is not required for all children who have not yet reached the age of 7. Children (between 7 and 17 years old) do not have to present a test (or proof of vaccination or proof of convalescence) when it is school time.

When it is vacation time and children are not tested at school, the children from these federal states (Germany) can only stay in the hotel if they have been tested, vaccinated or recovered. Then the children from these federal states have to submit a PCR test (not older than 48 hours) or antigen test (not older than 24 hours), proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.

 

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Updated November 23, 2021

Extract from a press release

by the Hamburg Senate Chancellery:

www.hamburg.de/coronavirus

(language: German)


The Hamburg Senate announced on November 23, 2021 that the 2G rule will be introduced for all hotels from Monday, November 29, 21st.

This means that only guests who have either been vaccinated or have recovered are allowed to stay overnight. This does not apply to school-age children who have not yet reached the age of 18.

 

Check-in:

A check-in is generally only possible under the following conditions:

  1. Complete proof of vaccination or proof of recovery
  2. People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons must prove this with a doctor's certificate (and are then treated as if they were vaccinated).

 

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People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons have to prove this with a medical certificate (and are then treated as if they were vaccinated). The certificate must contain the following data: first and last name, date of birth, place of residence and the specific reason for the health restrictions.

According to the STIKO (Standing Vaccination Commission), pregnant and breastfeeding women can be vaccinated and are NOT exempt from the 2G rule.

 

 

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Update from November 19, 2021

Extract from the Corona Ordinance,

which will come into force on November 20, 2021:

www.luewu.de/docs/gvbl/docs/2484.pdf

(language: German)

 

Check-in / stay:

 

A check-in is generally only possible under the following conditions:

  1. negative PCR test, maximum 48 hours after the smear
  2. negative rapid test (antigen test), a maximum of 24 hours after the smear
  3. complete proof of vaccination or proof of recovery
  4. People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons have to prove this with a medical certificate (and are then treated like vaccinated people)

 

When checking the evidence, the identity card should also be shown. In the case of children, identification must also be requested in order to verify that they are not yet 18 years old.

 

If the hospitalization rate in Hamburg rises to over 3.0, only vaccinated / recovered guests can stay overnight.

 

Only vaccinated / recovered people are allowed to have breakfast in the breakfast room. Only vaccinated / recovered guests are allowed to have a drink in the lobby.

 

Guests without a complete vaccination certificate or proof of recovery must have their breakfast / drink in their room or on the terrace. This does not apply to people who have not yet reached the age of 18. People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons have to prove this with a medical certificate (and are then treated like vaccinated people).

 

There is no mask requirement indoors. Unvaccinated / recovered guests or unvaccinated / recovered employees must wear a mask. There is no longer a distance rule.

 

Guests who have not been vaccinated / recovered must wear a mask anywhere in the hotel (just not in their room).

 

After 72 hours of stay, guests who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered require a new test (an antigen test, a PCR test or self-test in the presence of a receptionist is sufficient).

 

There must still be a separate recording of contacts. The contact sheets are to be kept for four weeks.

 

The serving of alcohol is no longer limited to 10 p.m. - there is no longer a curfew.

 

Guests from high risk areas:

 

When entering from a high-risk area, a quarantine of 10 days applies, which can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test (antigen / PCR). Vaccinated or convalescent people do not have to be quarantined. The guests from these countries are not allowed to leave the room for the first 5 days (until they take the test) of their stay and would also have to have breakfast in the room (which has to be brought) and have food delivered. Guests from high-risk areas should only stay overnight if they have been vaccinated or have recovered.

Children (aged 0-17) entering from high-risk areas can only stay at the hotel if they have been vaccinated or have recovered. A negative PCR test is not enough.

 

Information on the designation of international risk areas by the Federal Foreign Office, BMG and BMI can be found here: www.rki.de

(language: German)

 

 

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Extract from the website: www.hamburg.de/verordnung

(language: German)

 


Update from August 28, 2021

Corona regulation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which applies from August 28, 2021, was published on September 3, 2021 in the late evening hours.

 

Check in

 

Check-in is generally only possible under one of the following conditions:

  1. negative PCR test, maximum 48 hours after the smear
  2. negative rapid test (antigen test), a maximum of 24 hours after the smear
  3. Complete proof of vaccination or proof of recovery

For more information, see Section 10h Negative Coronavirus Test Evidence for Facilities, Businesses and Offers Open to the Public of the Ordinance

 

 

Stay

 

After 72 hours of a stay, a new test is required for those who have not been vaccinated and those who have not recovered (a quick antigen test, a PCR test or self-test in the presence of a receptionist is sufficient).

A separate recording of contacts must still be made. The contact sheets are to be kept for four weeks.

For more information, see § 16 Accommodation; Handling of cruise ships by regulation.

 

Guests from high risk areas

 

When entering from a high-risk area, a quarantine of 10 days applies, which can be shortened to 5 days with a negative test (antigen / PCR). Vaccinated or convalescent people do not have to be quarantined. The guests from these countries are not allowed to leave the room for the first 5 days (until they take the test) of their stay and would also have to have breakfast in the room (which has to be brought) and have food delivered. Children under the age of 12 who have not been vaccinated or have recovered must be quarantined for 5 days.


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The new ordinance of the Hamburg Senate has been in effect since June 1st, 2021:

Travel for tourist reasons is possible again! The ordinance stipulates the following requirements: When you arrive at the hotel, you need a negative PCR test, which is no more than 48 hours old at the time of arrival. The test must be carried out in a test station, a pharmacy, by a doctor or by appropriately trained staff in a company with written confirmation. Follow-up tests must then take place regularly every 72 hours; the period begins with the time of the first test, which you should have carried out at home. You can also present a negative antigen test (rapid test). The test must be carried out in a test station, a pharmacy, by a doctor or by appropriately trained staff in a company with written confirmation. Please note that this test cannot be older than 24 hours at the time of check-in. Follow-up tests must then take place regularly every 72 hours; the period begins with the time of the first test.

 

Fully vaccinated people (from the 15th day after the  vaccination), those recovered from Covid disease with a corresponding certificate from the health department and children under six years of age are exempt from the obligation to test. You can be assured that we will do everything we can to ensure that you have a pleasant and relaxing holiday in our beautiful city. Until we see you again, we send you warm greetings from the Hanseatic city.

SPECIAL FEATURES DURING YOUR STAY.

Regular negative test results from corona tests must be presented before and during the stay. Arrange your test appointments on site before your arrival, preferably at a test station in St. Pauli. Please note that testing in the hotel is not possible. The usual distance and hygiene rules apply throughout the hotel. You are therefore obliged to wear a medical mouth and nose cover (OP, FFP2 or KN95 mask without breathing valve) in the entire public area of ​​the hotel. A maximum of five people (excluding children under 14 years of age) from no more than two households are allowed to sit together at one table. For the visit of the breakfast restaurant, as well as any other restaurant or a tourist offer in Hamburg, the storage of your data for contact follow-up is mandatory.