Coronavirus Comprehensive pandemic assistance programmes
Companies which have been especially hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic are being provided with comprehensive economic assistance. While the Temporary Aid Programme provides targeted funds, the Fresh Start Assistance (Neustarthilfe) programme helps self-employed individuals hit the ground running after the worst of the crisis.
You may be offered to buy certain items at your travel destination that cannot be brought to Germany as a holiday souvenir.
Stimulus programme Comprehensive assistance during the coronavirus pandemic
Many companies, self-employed people and freelancers have been affected by closures and major revenue losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Comprehensive assistance is available to support them.
Coronavirus Emerging from the crisis with full strength
VAT in Germany will be reduced for a temporary period starting on 1 July 2020. The German Bundestag and Bundesrat have passed the Coronavirus Tax Assistance Act, which implements key parts of Germany’s unprecedented stimulus package. On top of the reduced VAT rate, measures include a bonus for families with children as well as extensive tax relief for single parents, businesses and other …
Customs The German Customs Museum
Customs employees in the German Customs Museum tell visitors about the diversity of the customs’ tasks, and recount their own fascinating experiences working for this institution.
Brand-name watches, designer handbags, luxury sunglasses ... supposed brand-name products are offered at suspiciously low prices to tourists in the mood to buy, especially when they’re on holiday abroad. But beware! Many “deals” turn out to be cheap fakes. When this happens, seemingly inexpensive holiday souvenirs can actually be disappointing counterfeits that aren’t worth the money and that …