Medical masks compulsory in public transport in Berlin

Medical masks compulsory in public transport in Berlin

In order to contain the Corona pandemic, a stricter mask requirement has been in effect in Berlin since Sunday (24 January 2021). In buses and trains the wearing of a better-protective "medical mask" is now mandatory - with the threat of a fine.

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A man wearing an FFP2 mask.

These can be FFP2, KN95 or surgical masks. The widely used everyday masks made of fabric or other coverings of the mouth and nose are then no longer permitted. Violations of the mask requirement can result in fines of 50 to 500 euros.

In order to protect drivers and passengers from infection, the front door of the bus are still locked and tickets are not sold by the drivers. The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) announced, that entering the buses is only possible at the middle and rear doors still and urges the passengers to keep distance when entering and leaving buses and trams. Wherever technically possible, the doors of the trams and trains will be opened and closed automatically, the BVG stated.

Last edited: Monday, 25. January 2021 15:50 Uhr

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