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:

  • The night-time curfew no longer applies.
  • Contact rules: two households plus persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection.
  • Shops, retail: all shops may open under the "Click and Meet" concept with mask requirement, test recommendation.
  • Cultural and recreational facilities: Opening of open-air leisure facilities (zoos, open-air museums, amusement parks) under previous regulations (appointment, mask requirement). Opening of the indoor areas of museums, castles, zoos and galleries with appointment, mask requirement.
  • Restaurants and catering: outdoor catering may open – requirements: proof of a same-day test, minimum distance, seating obligation, collections of contact details.
  • Clubs, discotheques: only as outdoor catering, no dance events – requirements: proof of a same-day test.
  • Events, indoor gatherings, (cultural offers for example: cinema, theatre, concerts) are possible for certain purposes (especially professional, public interest) – strict hygiene requirements, obligation to notify, collection of contact details, proof of a same-day test.
  • Open-air events: Under strict hygiene requirements with max. 100 (unvaccinated) persons, collections of contact details, proof of a same-day test.
  • Recreational and amateur sports: At all sports facilities (except swimming pools) according to contact rules, gyms (with appointment, proof of a same-day test).
  • Hotels, holiday homes, youth hostels, campsites: Open subject to conditions. Test on arrival and twice a week.
  • Close contact services: Open subject to conditions. Obligation to make an appointment, wear masks and get tested daily for persons who have not been fully vaccinated or who have not recovered from an infection with COVID-19, collections of contact details.
  • Daycare centre: Regular operation under pandemic conditions.
  • School: Classes 1-6 face-to-face teaching, classes 7-11 alternating teaching, all final years: face-to-face teaching, compulsory testing twice a week for all.

*** 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 ("Allgemeinverf├╝gung") of the City of Frankfurt am Main regarding the decided measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:

Extension of the General Decree of the City of Frankfurt am Main S11, effective until 6 June 2021 (pdf , 732KB)Download Link (German only)

General Decree of the City of Frankfurt am Main S3, effective until 6 June 2021 (pdf , 3114KB)Download Link (German only)

Further information provided by the City of Frankfurt:

Official note from the city of Frankfurt to its citizens (pdf , 1166KB)Download Link 

Interactive city map showing the areas and streets where it is currently mandatory to wear a face mask between 8 am and 10 pm in the city of Frankfurt am Main.External Link

Overview of the number of corona cases:

Daily overview of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in the State of Hesse.External Link

Dashboard with notified case numbers by state (Bundesland) and district (Landkreis, in German).External Link

The English version is for information only. For a binding version, please refer to the German text.

Important telephone numbers

  • The non-emergency medical on-call service for Germany is: 116 117
  • The state of Hesse has set up a hotline for questions about the coronavirus at 0800-555 4666. Questions on health and quarantine are answered on Mondays from 8 am to 8 pm and Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. For further questions, concerns and information about the coronavirus the hotline is available Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.
  • If you have any questions regarding the Corona-Warn-App or if you receive "Rot-Meldungen" (alerts), please contact either your general practitioner or the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt Frankfurt) by calling 069-212 77400.

Updated: 2 June 2021


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