Transport mask requirement lifted

Corona: What rules still apply in Munich and Bavaria

The new 17th Infection Control Measures Regulation continues to implement the federal baseline protection. The mask requirement for transportation has been lifted. Here is all the information on the current rules and their impact.

Das Maximilianeum im Herbst
Michael Hofmann

Protection against Covid-19: Current Corona rules

The Federal Infection Protection Act basically allows so-called "basic protection measures" in certain areas and, as of October 1, enables graduated state concepts depending on the corona situation. Bavaria is implementing these regulations with the new 17th Infection Protection Measures Ordinance. It has been in force since October 1, 2022.

No more mandatory masks on buses and trains

The nationwide mandatory mask requirement for long-distance public transportation by bus and train has been lifted as of February 2, 2023. Masks are also no longer mandatory for local public transport.

Where the mask rule still applies: Medical practices, hospitals and other medical facilities

Nationwide, FFP2 masks are mandatory for visitors - except for children under 6 years of age - in the following medical facilities:

  •  Doctors' surgeries, dentists' surgeries, psychotherapists' surgeries and surgeries of all health care professionals
  •  Outpatient surgery and dialysis facilities
  •  Day clinics
  •  Public health care facilities in which medical examinations, preventive measures or outpatient treatment are carried out.

Nationwide, visitors are required to wear FFP2 masks and to provide proof of testing in the following medical facilities:

  •  Hospitals and rehabilitation facilities in which medical care comparable to hospitals is provided
  •  Fully or partially stationary facilities for the care and accommodation of elderly, handicapped or dependent persons

A negative self-test performed without supervision no more than 24 hours prior to the visit is sufficient proof of testing (written or verbal self-declaration by the person tested to the respective facility).

Children up to their 6th birthday and children not yet enrolled in school as well as persons entering a curative daycare center are exempt from this test verification requirement.

Voluntary protection concepts in facilities still possible

There are no longer any Bavaria-wide access rules. However, all organizers and facilities can continue to implement voluntary protection concepts according to house rules. Please inform yourself in advance on the Internet or on site which rules currently apply!

Schools and daycare centers: Pay attention to symptoms of disease

Corona isolation requirement lifted

The isolation requirement has been lifted since November 16, 2022, due to an announcement by the Free State.

Masks are still mandatory (at least medical mouth-nose protection) for adults and children 6 years and older. Wearing an FFP2 mask is recommended. The mask obligation does not apply in one's own home, it does not apply outdoors if a minimum distance of 1.5 meters can be maintained, or indoors where no other persons are present.

In addition, activity and entry prohibitions in medical and nursing facilities as well as in communal accommodations must be observed. All protective measures for infected persons apply for at least five days; in addition, there must have been at least two days of freedom from symptoms. Even if symptoms persist, they end after ten days at the latest.

Health Department staff* are available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 233 96650.

Travel: Testing and detection requirements, virus variant area

There is currently no obligation to test or provide evidence for all persons entering Germany. After a stay in a virus variant area, however, there is still an obligation to provide evidence of a current PCR test. Information on which countries or regions are classified according to this category is available on the RKI website on a daily basis.

Information for travelers from the Federal Ministry of Health

Panorama der Münchner Altstadt
Christian Kraus

Coronavirus: Information from Munich

Official information and rules in English language about the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2)