What do you currently need to know about corona

Health and tips on conduct

Just like previously, the following applies: Keep contact with others to a minimum wherever possible and limit yourself to a constant group of people. Masks should be worn in confined spaces where people come together. 

The compulsory wearing of masks is applicable in nursing care facilities, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, as well as in certain community housing and on public transport. Wearing a mask on long-distance passenger transport and on airplanes is also compulsory.

The following are entitled to free Corona-tests:

  • Children under 5 years of age.

  • People who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

  • Anyone who wants to get out of quarantine (“release test”)

  • Anyone who proves they are living with someone who is infected 

  • Anyone who provides nursing care or visits or treats people in nursing homes or medical institutions

  • Handicapped people and those who care for them

Anyone who visits persons over age 60, participates in indoor events in enclosed spaces or whose Corona-Warn-App shows a red warning icon can have a test done for 3 Euro.

Regional hotspots: If a dangerous variant of the virus spreads or threatens to overburden hospitals due to a particularly high number of infections, this may result in a threatening infection situation locally. The federal states may subsequently take additional protective measures.

Protective measures: The possible protective measures for so-called hotspots include the compulsory masking and social distancing of 1.5 metres in public spaces. Certain facilities and companies may require proof of vaccination, recovery or testing in order to enter.

  • 3G: persons who recovered from COVID, fully vaccinated persons or tested persons are admitted

  • 2G: persons who recovered from COVID or fully vaccinated persons are admitted

  • 2G plus: persons who recovered from COVID or fully vaccinated persons are admitted if they can also present a negative test result (People with a booster vaccination do not need a test)

Source: Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration