Covid-19

Update 11/08/2021

As of 08.11.2021, the 27th Corona Control Ordinance of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will come into force. 

The following measures, among others, apply:

The "2G+" warning system will continue.

  • Restrictions will remain largely relaxed for fully vaccinated, recovered individuals and children under 12 years of age.
  • In addition to normal incidence, hospitalization incidence and intensive care bed utilization will be considered as indicators of restrictions.
  • In addition, the warning level system with 3 different levels applies.
  • The regulations on mandatory masks and distance rules of 1.5 meters remain in place as far as possible.
  • However, unless otherwise provided for in the ordinance, there are no longer any contact restrictions in public spaces.
  • Children are exempt from mandatory testing until three months after their 12th birthday. Schoolchildren are also exempt.
  • Indoor events are permitted with up to 250 non-immunized spectators. Here, the testing requirement for non-immunized individuals applies, as well as contact coverage, masking requirements and spacing regulations. 

  • The attendee limit for events that take place outdoors, without fixed seating and without access control, does not apply. Likewise, the distance rules, the mask requirement, and the 2G and 3G rules are also eliminated in this context.

  • The number of customers present in stores at any one time will no longer be restricted.

  • In indoor dining, non-immunized individuals will be required to present a negative Corona rapid test or PCR test. Outdoors, there is no testing requirement. If 25 or fewer non-immunized persons are present in a food service establishment at any one time, compliance with the distance requirement is waived and compliance with the mask requirement is waived for patrons.

  • Multi-day coach travel and ship travel are permitted. The general distance regulations, mask requirement, and contact detection requirement apply. The mask requirement does not apply outdoors if there are no congregations. For non-immunized guests, mandatory testing applies upon arrival and every 72 hours after the last test. If only vaccinated, recovered or equivalent persons take part in a coach or ship trip, compliance with the mask requirement is not required.

  • In hotels and lodging establishments, masks are mandatory as a matter of principle. The distance requirement should also be observed. For non-immunized guests, testing is mandatory upon arrival, as well as every 72 hours after the last test. If no more than 25 non-immunized persons are present in a facility at the same time, compliance with the distance requirement is waived, and compliance with the mask requirement is waived for guests, provided that the non-immunized persons can show daily proof of testing.

  • Testing is mandatory for non-immunized visitors to cultural institutions. Additionally, only 25 non-immunized visitors are allowed indoors. This number decreases as the warning level increases. Distance regulations apply, as well as masking requirements indoors. If no more than 25 non-immunized persons are present in a facility at any one time, compliance with the distance requirement and, for visitors, compliance with the mask requirement do not apply.

Update 08/09/21

The 26th Corona Control Ordinance of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate will come into force on September 09th, 2021.

The following measures apply, among others:

 

The "2G +" warning system has been introduced:

  • For fully vaccinated or recovered people, as well as children under the age of 12, the restrictions are largely loosened.
  • In addition to the normal 7-day incidence number, the hospitalizationrate and intensive care bed occupancy are now also included as indicators of the restrictions.
  • In Rhineland-Palatinate a warning level system has been introduced with 3 different levels.
  • The regulations about wearing a face mask and keeping your distance  remain in place.

 

Up to 25 people from different households can meet - indoors as well. Children up to and including 14 years of age, vaccinated and recovered people do not count. This number decreases as the warning level increases.

  • Indoor events are permitted with up to 250 non-immunized visitors. The test obligation applies to non-immunized persons, as well as the obligation of wearing a face mask, recording of your personal information and the need to keep your distance to other visitors.
  • Events with up to 1,000 participants - who are non-immunized persons - are possible outdoors - if there are designated seats. This number decreases as the warning level increases. In addition, the obligation to book in advance, the obligation to wear a mask and non-immunized people need to show a negative test.

  • In Restaurants, non-immunized people must have a negative corona rapid test or PCR test. There is no need for a test outdoors. In addition, the number of non-immunized people inside is limited to 25 people. This number decreases as the warning level increases.

  • Multi-day coach trips and boat trips are permitted. The requirements to keep your distance and wear a face mask apply. The mask requirement does not apply outdoors, if there is no gathering. For non-immunized guests, a test is mandatory upon arrival and every 72 hours after the last test.

  • In hotels and accommodation establishments, a mask is generally required. The distance requirement should also be adhered to. For non-immunized guests, a test is mandatory upon arrival and every 72 hours after the last test.

  • Testing is mandatory for non-immunized visitors to cultural institutions. Additionally, only 25 non-immunized visitors are allowed indoors. This number decreases as the warning level increases. The distance regulations as well as mask requirements apply indoors.

Update 19/08/21

The 25th Corona Control Ordinance of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate will come into force on August 23rd, 2021. This applies up to and including September 30th.

The following measures apply, among others:

  • Up to 25 people from different households can meet - also indoors. Children up to and including 14 years of age, vaccinated and convalescent people do not count.
  • When meeting other people in public space, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained.
  • Private celebrations are possible with up to 100 guests. The 3-G rule applies indoors, i.e. access only for vaccinated, convalescent and tested people (3-G rule). There is the obligation to record contact details and show anegative covid test if the event is happening indoors.
  • Clubs are allowed to reopen after many months. Good ventilation systems and the 3-G rule are required. Up to 350 visitors are possible.
  • In indoor venues, unvaccinated people have to be able to show a negative covid test or PCR test if the incidence is over 35 days. This can also be done on site under supervision. 
  • Multi-day coach trips and boat trips are permitted. The general distance regulations, mask requirement and obligation to record contact details apply. The mask requirement does not apply in the open air if there is no gathering. When traveling for several days, a new test must be carried out every 72 hours.
  • Masks are generally required in hotels. The distance requirement should also be adhered to. A test is compulsory for unvaccinated people. Exceptions only apply to schoolchildren or young people up to and including 14 years of age.
  • In the case of approved events and meetings, the organizers are obliged to ensure that the contact information of those present is recorded. This includes name, address and telephone number as well as the date and time of attendance. In principle, there is no obligation to test for outdoor activities if contacts are recorded.
  • Concerts, festivals, sporting events, cultural events, folk and wine festivals are possible. Outside with up to 500 people. Inside with up to 350 - but with a mask requirement and according to the 3-G rule.
  • Larger events are also possible again, but only if the incidence is below 35 and fixed seating.
  • A maximum of 5000 spectators is the limit for outdoor events without fixed seating - for example on fairgrounds or in parks. Events with more than 5000 participants can be approved in coordination with local authorities.
  • For visitors to museums and galleries, a test is mandatory if they have not been vaccinated. Your contact details will also have to be recorded. 

Update 07/02/2021

The 24th Corona Control Ordinance of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate is active since July 2nd, 2021.

The following measures apply, among others:

  • Cultural institutions (especially cabaret theaters, concert halls, cinemas, theaters and the like) are open. Cultural events may take place under the following conditions:
    Up to 500 attendees outside, inside up to 350 attendees.
    The general distance regulations and the obligation to record your visit apply; the mask requirement does not apply if a test is required. With a seven-day incidence value of less than 35, cultural events with more spectators are possible.
  • Leisure facilities (amusement parks, climbing parks and the like) are open. Here, too, the general distance regulations, mask requirement, obligation to record your visit, as well as an advance booking obligation apply. Inside, the number of visitors is limited to half of those actually admitted.

  • Multi-day coach trips and boat trips are permitted. The general mask requirement and obligation to record your visit apply. The mask requirement does not apply outdoors, if there is no gathering. When traveling for several days, a new test must be carried out every 72 hours.

  • Accommodation facilities (hotels, inns, holiday homes, youth hostels and the like) are open. The following applies here: the obligation to record the stay of all guests, distance regulations, mask requirements in indoor areas and the respective hygiene concept of the facility. A test upon arrival is necessary for the stay. Alternatively, guests can also provide proof of a full vaccination (second vaccination at least 14 days old) or a Covid-19 recovery (not older than 6 months).

  • Gastronomic facilities are open, here the general mask requirement and distance regulations apply. There is no mask requirement while being seated at the table.

  • City and guest tours are permitted with a maximum of 20 people. With audio guides, up to 25 people are allowed per guide. Participation is possible without a test requirement, and there is no mask requirement in the outdoor area. Distance regulations must be strictly adhered to (1.5 meters). A maximum of 5 people are allowed to stand together without any distance. The distance requirement does not apply to people in the same household. The rules prescribed by the respective house apply to interior visits.
    The contact details will continue to be recorded for public tours.

A mouth and nose cover must be worn in closed rooms that are accessible to the public or as part of visitors or customers. This also applies to all places open to the public, including open-air locations where people meet either in a confined space or not only temporarily.


Overall Information

The Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Health offers a good overview of Covid-19 on its homepage. Among other things, information on the current status, the course of the disease and hygiene tips are illustrated there. The basic principle is that compliance with the relevant hygienic protective measures (e. g. frequent and thorough hand washing, adherence to the sneezing and coughing label, avoid shaking hands) is urgently recommended, as well as keeping your distance and wearing a face mask.

We gladly refer to the following Internet pages: 


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