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Corona: What rules still apply in Munich and Bavaria

Bayerischer Landtag in der Herbstsonne , Foto: muenchen.de/Michael Hofmann
Foto: muenchen.de/Michael Hofmann

Corona in Munich: Current rules and restrictions

The current 16th infection control regulation has been extended until August 20th, 2022. This implements the federal "baseline protections". Here is all the information on the current rules and their effects.

Covid-19 protection: Corona rules extended until August 20

The revised Federal Infection Protection Act now only permits so-called "basic protection measures" in certain areas. Bavaria has implemented these with the 16th Infection Protection Measures Ordinance. The Bavarian cabinet decided to extend the current ordinance until August 20, 2022. 

The currently valid Corona rules and important changes at a glance:

Public transport: Facilitation of the mask obligation

The mandatory wearing of masks on public transport in Bavaria will remain in force until further notice. However, since July 2nd, everyone can decide for themselves whether to wear an FFP2 or a medical mask on public transport.

FFP2 mask obligation in indoor areas lifted - observe hygiene measures

The Bavaria-wide FFP2 mask requirement indoors has been lifted. This also applies to the entire retail sector and all services.

However, hygiene measures such as maintaining a minimum distance or wearing a medical mask as well as concepts for visitor guidance are still recommended.

In nursing facilities, hospitals, doctors' offices and other vulnerable areas, only a medical face mask (surgical mask) will be required to be worn instead of an FFP2 mask.

Here, too, individual facilities and stores are free to implement voluntary protection concepts such as a mask requirement in line with their house rules.

Visiting rules for nursing and retirement homes, hospitals and doctors' offices

In facilities that care for so-called "vulnerable groups of people" such as the sick or the elderly, masks are still mandatory. Since May 28, 2022, there is only an obligation to wear a medical face mask (surgical mask) instead of an FFP2 mask as before. 

This applies to: 

  • Medical practices, hospitals, facilities for outpatient surgery
  • Preventive and rehabilitation facilities in which care comparable to that provided in hospitals is provided
  • Dialysis facilities, day clinics, rescue services, outpatient care services, full and partial inpatient care facilities
  • Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Shelters for the homeless and refugees

Voluntary protection concepts in facilities still possible

The mandatory 2G and 3G rules for public and private events, in the catering trade, for hotels, cultural and leisure facilities are lifted. There are thus no longer any Bavaria-wide access rules.

However, all event organizers and facilities can continue to implement voluntary protection concepts per house rules. Please find out in advance on the Internet which rules currently apply!

Although, for example, the previously applicable 3G access rules are also being lifted for public service in the Munich city administration, the mask requirement remains in place.

Schools and daycare centers: Pay attention to symptoms of disease

Mandatory masking and testing at schools are lifted. Attendance is once again possible without restrictions. The regulations on compulsory testing in daycare centers have also been dropped without replacement. 

Parents are asked to have their children tested if they show symptoms of illness. 

 

Rules for the quarantine of Corona-infected persons and contact persons

The following applies to infected/positively tested people:

- in the case of a positive test:

  • The duration of isolation is 5 days after the first positive test, and a separate release by the health department at the end of the period is usually not necessary.
  • For isolation to end on day 5, the person must be symptom-free for at least 48 hours. Otherwise, isolation must be further extended for 48 hours at a time (maximum 10 days).
  • Final testing is not required (exception: medical personnel to resume occupational activities).
  • After completion of isolation, wearing an FFP2 mask indoors and contact reduction is recommended for an additional five days.

All information for Corona infected persons in detail (in German)


The following applies to close contacts: 

  • Close contacts do not have to be quarantined as a matter of principle.
  • A contact reduction over 5 days is nevertheless recommended, as far as possible.

All information for close contacts (in German) 

Travel: Testing and detection requirements, virus variant area, quarantine

All persons entering Germany from the age of 12 are required to provide proof of testing (negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery) - regardless of whether they enter the country by plane, train, bus, ship or car. After a stay in a virus variant area, vaccinated and recovered persons are also obliged to provide proof of a current PCR test.

Further regulations such as the obligation to register or the quarantine obligation depend on whether one is entering from a high-risk area or from a virus variant area. Information on which states or regions are classified according to these categories is available on the RKI (Robert Koch Institute) website on a daily basis.

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