No guest data recorded: Fines up to 5000 Euro

No guest data recorded: Fines up to 5000 Euro

Innkeepers who do not bother to record the names and phone numbers of their guests are threatened with fines in Berlin.

Guests documentation

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A slip of paper for guest rebates is placed on a table in a restaurant.

According to information from the German Press Agency (dpa), this was decided by the Senate at its meeting on September 15. Depending on the severity of the violations, up to 5,000 euros may be due.

False information given: Guests can be fined too

Guests who take the so-called duty of documentation lightly and provide false or incomplete information, for example, risk being fined between 50 and 500 euros. The Senate had already laid down even stricter rules for infection protection in restaurants during the Corona crisis at the beginning of September. According to these rules, guests are now also obliged to comply. In addition, innkeepers must observe the obligation to record guest data such as name, telephone number, address or e-mail address and time of presence of their guests, regardless of whether they are sitting indoors or outdoors. The regulations have been tightened up after there had been repeated criticism in Berlin that innkeepers and guests were too casual with the documentation obligation. The catalog of fines is now to be adapted accordingly.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Tuesday, 15. September 2020 15:07 Uhr

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