COVID – 19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE
We are working hard to keep up with the German government’s Covid restrictions, and posting them regularly here for easy access.
Since Whit Monday, 24 May 2021, Frankfurt am Main has been in Stage 1 of the opening concept of the State of Hesse. The following important changes and openings apply:
*** Easing of restrictions for people who have been vaccinated or who have recovered as of 9 May 2021***
Exemption from testing:
People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and people who have recovered from an infection will no longer have to present a negative test result to go shopping, to go to the hairdresser, to foot care, to zoos or botanical gardens. They are legally considered equal to persons who can provide a current negative test result.
Exceptions to contact restrictions:
Fully vaccinated people and people who have recovered from an infection do not count for contact restrictions for private gatherings or sporting activities, and overnight curfew restrictions do not apply to them.
In addition, the quarantine obligation does not apply to these groups of people if they are returning from corona risk areas or have been in contact with corona-infected people.
Masks are still mandatory:
The requirements to wear a protective mask or to keep distance as part of the hygiene protection concepts, however, remain unaffected.
Proof of recovery:
In the week from 24 to 30 May 2021, all Frankfurt citizens who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and who have recovered will receive a proof of recovery in the mail. According to the scientific recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute, people who have recovered from an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are regarded as immune for a maximum of six months after the first SARS-CoV-2 PCR detection. If the recovery is longer than six months ago, a single vaccination against COVID-19 is sufficient according to current scientific knowledge. You can therefore present the proof of recovery at the recommended vaccination appointment. For those who have recovered, the relaxations provided by the COVID-19 Protective Measures – Regulation of Exceptions also apply 14 days after vaccination. For persons who are fully vaccinated, the entry in the yellow vaccination certificate (“Impfpass”) is sufficient proof.
For more details about the easing of restrictions for people who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 visit the website of the Federal GovernmentExternal Link.
Where do I have to wear a mask in Frankfurt?
From 8 am until 10 pm, you must wear a mask in central Frankfurt and on all shopping streets. For a city map showing the areas and streets where wearing a mask is obligatory, click hereExternal Link.
In general, the use of medical masks is also advised in situations where there is closer or prolonged contact with other people.
Most important measures: Keep distance, reduce contacts and wear a mask.
General Decree ("Allgemeinverfügung") of the City of Frankfurt am Main regarding the decided measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:
Further information provided by the City of Frankfurt:
Overview of the number of corona cases:
The English version is for information only. For a binding version, please refer to the German text.
Updated: 2 June 2021
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