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Contact restrictions in Bavaria: All you need to know

Sommer im Olympiapark, Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich
Foto: muenchen.de/Leonie Liebich

Coronavirus: What form of contact is allowed? Questions and Answers

Meeting friends, visiting family members, driving with passengers in a car: What is allowed or prohibited in Bavaria due to the restricted contact? We have put together the most important FAQs for you here.

How many people can I meet with?

You can meet with your family.

Members of two households can also meet - or in a group of 10 people. Meeting with friends in the restaurant or beer garden os also possible.

There is no longer a limited number of visitors for meetings in a household. However, the guests should keep a distance of 1.50 meters.

These regulations apply in Bavaria from June 17th.

Source: Bavarian State Chancellery

Can I visit relatives in the hospital, old people's or nursing home?

If you follow strict hygiene measures, you can visit a permanent, registered contact person or someone from your family. Fixed visiting times, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters and wearing a nose and mouth protection are mandatory for visitors and people visited. The state government has announced on June 16th that the visit rules (as of June 16).

Source: Bavarian State Chancellery

Who am I allowed to drive with in my car in these corona times?

Ein kleines Auto mit Koffer, Foto: Anette Göttlicher
Foto: Anette Göttlicher

Theoretically, taking another contact person (or family) with you along with your own family or household is permitted. However, the minimum distance of 1.5 meters from non-household people should be observed in the car too.

Since this is not possible in most cars, it is best to avoid taking people who are not from your own household with you - and if you have no choice, at least wear a mask.

Source: Bavarian Ministry of the Interior

Can I play sports or go to the playground with my kids?

Kinder schaukeln auf Spielplatz

Yes, you can resume visiting playgrounds with your children.

The limit of 20 people for sports in indoor and outdoor clubs will be lifted from June 22nd. The new limit is based on the size of the room and the ventilation of the respective sports facilities.

From June 22nd, indoor pools, indoor areas of thermal baths and hotel swimming pools including wellness and sauna offers also reopened.

Certain clearance and hygiene regulations still apply everywhere.

We have put together everything you need to know about sports in Corona times here

Are motorcycle tours allowed?

Biker im Frühling

Yes, motorcycle tours are possible if the existing contact restrictions and the distance requirement (for example, during breaks) are observed.

Source: Bavarian Ministry of the Interior

Can I take a trip to the lakes or mountains?

Yes, hikes, climbing, mountain biking are also possible if you follow a few important rules. These include keeping your distance, hiking only in small groups, taking no risk in tour planning, having mouth-nose protection and disinfectants with you, and refraining from mountain rituals such as hugging at the summit.

Alpine pastures and mountain huts are now open again.

If you are planning a visit to one of the large Bavarian lakes, from 30th May, boat cruises started operating again, along with other tourist offers.

Here is more information

Is grilling in the garden allowed?

Small celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and so on, can hold again from June 22nd. A maximum of 100 guests are allowed outdoors, and 50 indoors. 

When barbecuing in your garden, there is no restriction to a fixed group of people. The distance of 1.5 meters should, however, still be observed by all guests

Source: Bavarian Ministry of the Interior

Is going out as you like, allowed?

Yes, since the beginning of May you can leave the house or apartment for any reason. Nevertheless, you should pay attention to the minimum distance wherever possible.

Source: Bavarian State Chancellery
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