Berlin introduces extensive 2G rule

Berlin introduces extensive 2G rule

The Berlin Senate has decided on further restrictions for people who are not vaccinated against Coronavirus.


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According to the 2G rule, only vaccinated and convalescents have access. However, the recovered status is only valid for six months. Then a single vaccination should take place.

Following a decision on Wednesday (10 November 2021), to the Senate Chancellery declared that the so-called 2G rule is to be significantly expanded. In view of the increased number of Coronavirus cases and looming shortages in intensive care units, from Monday onwards only people who are vaccinated against or have recovered from Covid-19 (2G) will have access to restaurants, cinemas, theatres, museums or galleries, for example. This excludes people who merely tested negative for Coronavirus.

Children and young people under 18 excluded

This rule now also applies to recreational facilities such as saunas and thermal baths, arcades, indoor attractions of amusement parks, and zoos such as the Berlin Zoo. Persons under the age of 18 are exempt from this new regulation. For them, a negative Coronavirus test is still sufficient.

Currently no face mask requirement for 2G

According to current regulations in Berlin, restauranteurs and event organisers can decide for themselves whether they allow entry for vaccinated, recovered and tested people (3G) or only for vaccinated and recovered people (2G). In the case of 2G, the obligation to wear a face masks is then waived. Nightclubs and other dance events are already required to open under 2G conditions.
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Number of Covid-19 cases in Berlin rises significantly

By extending the Coronavirus safety measures, the Senate is reacting to the significant increase in the number of Covid infections in Germany and Berlin. According to data provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Wednesday morning, the seven-day incidence in the capital is currently at 227.8. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants tested positive for the coronavirus within the past seven days. At the beginning of October, it was 74.4.

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| Last edited: Thursday, 11. November 2021 09:42 Uhr

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