Germany, Epidemic, Level 5: COVID-19 pandemic – Germany [Update 384]

Update 2021-05-12 (2): According to media reports on Wednesday (12 May), Baden-Württemberg plans to relax the Corona regulations in gastronomy, tourism and leisure already from Saturday (15 May) under certain conditions. If the Corona numbers in the districts are below an incidence of 100 for five days in a row, gastronomy, for example, may reopen with hygiene requirements and test concepts.

Update 2021-05-12 (1): According to current media reports from Wednesday (15 May), the Federal Cabinet is issuing a new federal COVID-19 entry regulation. People who have tested negative for COVID-19, who have been vaccinated and who have recovered no longer have to go into quarantine – unless the return journey is from a high-incidence or virus-variant area. According to the new regulation, people who have not been vaccinated or who have recovered can be exempted if they enter the country from a risk area. An antigen test no older than 48 hours – or a PCR test no older than 72 hours – is sufficient for this purpose. It is not yet clear when the new regulation will come into force. Furthermore, the Federal Government is extending the testing obligation introduced for travellers returning to Germany from abroad by plane – regardless of whether the return journey is from a non-risk or risk area. This testing obligation applies to all air travellers who have not yet been fully vaccinated.