The COVID World post date: November 24th, 2021
Hamburg’s historic outdoor Christmas market has opened with unvaccinated people banned from food stalls and other services only available to patrons who present a 2G (vaccinated or recovered) COVID-19 pass.
The market opened yesterday on November 23rd and will run through until December 23rd. Organizers have chosen this year to separate the outdoor market into two, with everyone allowed to go in the retail area so long as they abide by social distancing rules and wear masks.
The food area where mulled wine, bratwurst, and other refreshments are sold is only opened to those who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, as part of Germany’s ‘2G’ rule.
Other German cities and towns have cancelled their Christmas markets entirely this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, including the regions of Saxony and Thuringia.
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