Voucher solution is coming: Federal government supports culture and leisure industry

    The German government reacted to the dramatic situation in live entertainment caused by the coronavirus pandemic and launched a new legislative initiative on April 8, 2020. The federal government’s resolution for a voucher scheme provides that an organizer of a music, cultural, sports or other leisure event that could not or cannot take place due to the coronavirus pandemic is entitled to issue a voucher to the holder of an admission ticket purchased before March 8, 2020 instead of a refund of the admission price.
    The new law is expected to be passed by the Bundestag at the end of April 2020 and will then apply retroactively to all tickets purchased before March 8, 2020.