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Sunday and public holiday exemptions Granting in the travel industry

Anyone who operates a travel business must in principle comply with the provisions of the Act on Closing Hours (LadSchlG) and the Lower Saxony Act on Public Holidays (NFeiertagsG). An exception to the Sunday and holiday rest applies to the offering (offering for sale) of goods as well as to hospitality activities in the travel industry. In addition, the derogations apply to self-employed traders who visit other persons in the course of their business.

Further exceptions must be expressly permitted upon written request by the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city in which the habitual residence is.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Which documents are required?

  • If applicable , identity card or passport
  • Excerpt from the commercial register
  • Travel trade card
  • if applicable, documents documenting the project

What are the fees?

Fees according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO) in accordance with No. 40.1.22.7 apply.

Fee: 0,00 - 59,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

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