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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are travel restrictions on entry from many countries. There is an obligation to test / provide evidence upon entry. In addition, the obligation to digital apply Entry registration, an obligation to provide evidence and a quarantine obligation when entering from certain areas.
EU-wide entry restrictions still apply.
In principle, entry is possible from:
EU member states
Schengen-associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Other states from which entry is made possible due to the epidemiological assessment of the situation by the EU
Entry from other countries is only possible for fully vaccinated persons for any purpose. The vaccination must with a vaccine that is listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute and since the last one Individual vaccinations must have passed at least 14 days. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
For non-vaccinated people from other countries, entry is still only possible in exceptional cases.
Flood disaster here - flood disaster there, the subject of "climate change" is currently in all the headlines. You are certainly already doing a lot in your private household to protect the climate. But do you also do that on vacation when you book a holiday apartment or hotel?
Please support providers of holiday apartments who are obviously doing something to protect the climate. A few years ago, the DEHOGA Federal Association published a paper on sustainable management in the hotel and catering industry. But the implementation of the necessary measures has so far hardly been sufficient. Therefore, if possible, you should book especially with landlords who have obviously already invested in climate protection and sustainable business.
Why the whole thing?
The global climate system is complicated and exposed to many influences. Above all, greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) or methane are changing the global climate. In such a way that it harms us humans and the nature in which we live.
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research e. V. (PIK) describes the problem with the following metaphor: If you push a coffee cup a little over the edge of the desk, nothing happens at first. It becomes problematic when it reaches a critical point where it tips and falls. The coffee cup is synonymous with the climate. So far it's still pretty stable.
The police are again warning of criminals renting out vacation apartments on the Internet that don't even exist. And she gives tips on how to protect yourself against online fraud.
Not every holiday home advertised in online portals actually exists. The holiday season is currently in full swing. Due to different corona protection regulations abroad and the new price level, many vacationers stay close to home and book online in advance. But the holiday joy can quickly be spoiled if the holiday home does not exist as booked.
Fake booking portals regularly bring criminals financial success and cannot even be switched off by the security authorities, since the perpetrators are often based abroad. There is no one hundred percent protection against fake portals or fake shops. But there are important clues that users of online portals should use as a guide.
Thousands of apartments are offered in the major cities of North Rhine-Westphalia on platforms such as Airbnb. In many cases it is illegal. The city of Cologne even speaks of organized crime and wants to stop the abuse of housing.
On Thursday, August 29, 2019, the Düsseldorf city council passed a stricter housing regulation. He forbids short-term, i.e. daily, rental of holiday apartments via providers such as Airbnb.
A short-term rental is when the living space is often rented out for a short time and thus more money is earned than with a regular rental. Such rentals are now fundamentally prohibited in the future. Violations can be punished with a fine of up to 50,000 euros. However, special permits should be possible.
In addition, according to the new statutes, apartments should not be vacant for more than six months. In the case of a renovation, the deadline is extended to one year. The innovations are intended to relieve the Düsseldorf housing market.
As the operator of an online marketplace or booking portal for holiday apartments and temporary living, an important task is to create trust. In order to do justice to this task, we have taken a whole series of measures:
Verification of the identity of guests and landlords
The identity of all landlords on our booking portal has been checked. In most cases we know our landlords personally or have regular telephone contact. New landlords have to overcome a few hurdles before their advertisements can be activated on our booking portal. A spontaneous placement of unchecked apartment advertisements is therefore not possible on our online portal.
Booking inquiries from our guests are also checked for plausibility. In the event of doubtful information about the person or address as well as other queries, we will contact the guest by phone and try, as far as this is possible by phone, to clear up any ambiguities. If the doubts about the identity cannot be resolved after a telephone conversation, we ask the guest to send us a copy of their identity card. In addition, in these cases, a deposit in the amount of To pay 20% of the booking amount to the landlord.
We generally recommend that our guests call us personally at least once before making a binding booking. This is especially true if you have never booked with Alloggia before.
In our quality guidelines, we have defined a standard for the apartments we have brokered, which our landlords are generally not allowed to fall below.
Temporary living is a modern and very flexible way of living for people who only need a fully furnished apartment for a few weeks or a few months. Just rent your new home and move in immediately. If you take a job in another city and don't want to move completely, you have a retreat with a temporary apartment and can calmly look around for a permanent apartment or home.
Do you have a temporary job or take on a project in another city? Perhaps you are also attending a seminar or internship lasting several weeks or are a student with a semester abroad? Even with extensive construction work or due to water damage in your apartment, the temporary rental of a replacement apartment can be a sensible solution.
Many apartment rental companies on our online marketplace also want long-term rentals. On our booking portal you will find fully furnished apartments in the best inner-city locations of Cologne, Essen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf and many other cities in North Rhine-Westphalia. The offer ranges from simple mechanic apartments to exclusive designer apartments that can be rented from 2 months to 12 months.