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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 May 28th, 2022. This implements the federal "baseline protections". Since May 1st, mandatory testing in child care centers and schools do no longer apply. The other regulations will remain in place. Here is all the information on the current rules and their effects.

Covid-19 protection: Corona rules extended until May 28

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 on April 26 to extend the current ordinance by four weeks until May 28, 2022. Only the testing requirement in daycare centers and schools has been dropped on May 1st.

Among other things, the FFP2 mask requirement in public transport and in facilities that care for vulnerable groups of people will remain in force.

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

Schools and daycare centers: No more mandatory testings since May 1st

In schools, the mask requirement has been lifted for all classes, teachers and visitors: This applies to the entire building and also to classes in the square.

The testing requirement for schools has been eliminated since May 1st, 2022. This applies to the regular testing as well as school testings in the event of an infection. The visit of schools is possible again without restrictions.

The regulations on compulsory testing in day-care centers have also been abolished since May 1st.

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) 

2G and 3G access rules for leisure, hospitality and events lifted

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.

FFP2 mask obligation in indoor rooms lifted - also in retail trade

The Bavaria-wide FFP2 mask requirement indoors has been lifted since April 3. This also applies to the entire retail sector and all services. In public transport, the FFP2 mask requirement remains in place.

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

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

Public transport: FFP2 mask obligation remains in place

 The FFP2 mask requirement for public transport remains in place in Bavaria until further notice. Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 15 inclusive may also wear a surgical mask (medical mask).

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

A daily rapid test continues to be required for visits to nursing homes, homes for the elderly, and hospitals, regardless of vaccination status.

A FFP2 mask requirement continues to apply for

  • 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

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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