When shopping and on the bus & train, you must cover your mouth and nose with a so-called “medical mask” - icluding surgical masks and FFP2 masks. Cloth masks or scarves are no longer allowed for shops and public transportation. You also need to wear a mask in front of the shops and in parking spaces. If you do not wear a mask, you will have to pay a fine of at least 50 euros. Some cities also require you to wear a mask in certain public spaces and streets. At work, you must either maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between people or/and wear a medical mask. You must generally keep a distance of at least 1.50 meters from people who do not live in the same household.
In addition, many facilities require you to prove that you have been vaccinated, recovered or tested. You can find out more in the section " Where am I required to prove that I have been vaccinated, recovered or tested?
The "Federal Emergency Brake" with night curfews and strict contact restrictions no longer applies. However, there are still contact restrictions and some other regulations in some federal states. The rules are now again determined by the individual federal states. You can see current rules in your federal state at bundesregierung.de- you just need to click on the name of your federal state.
Important: The police is tasked to enforce compliance with corona rules. Those who break these rules face a penalty which can range from a fine to a prison sentence. Some of the above rules no longer apply to vaccinated or recovered people. You can find out more about this in the section “What rules apply to vaccinated and recovered individuals?”.