Travelling during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Last update: 07.01.2022

Dear Frankfurt Visitors,

currently the following regulations of the Coronavirus Protection Ordinance (CoSchuV) apply in Hesse. The previous 7-day incidence as a guideline criterion is replaced by two statewide criteria:

  • Hospitalization incidence (number of persons newly hospitalized for corona within 7 days).
  • Intensive care bed occupancy (intensive care beds occupied with Corona patients in Hesse).

When the following thresholds are exceeded, additional protective measures are taken:

  • Stage 1: Hospitalization incidence > 8 or intensive care beds > 200 (further access restrictions to events, etc., or PCR test requirements).
  • Level 2: Hospitalization incidence > 15 or intensive care beds > 400 (further access restrictions to events etc., especially 2G rule).

The Robert Koch Institute provides an overview of the current thresholds for Hesse.

An overview of current regulations

Obligation to wear a mask

Outdoors: Wearing a mask is mandatory if the minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be maintained.

Indoors: Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times with the exception of restaurants.

Public Transportation

The 3G rule applies on public transportation.

This means that passengers must carry proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative coronary test, which must not be older than 24 hours. Pupils and children under 6 years of age are exempt from this rule. Masks are required in vehicles and station buildings.

Private Encounters

A maximum of 10 people are allowed to meet in public spaces. If an unvaccinated person is present at a meeting in public space, the following applies: Only your own household plus a maximum of 2 people from another household.

These rules are also recommended for meetings in private rooms. You should also be tested beforehand.

Leisure Activities

If the incidence in Frankfurt is above 350 for three consecutive days, the Hessian hotspot rules apply. This means that at events (more than 10 people) and in cultural, sports and recreational areas (sports fields, gyms, cinemas, theaters, etc.), 2G-Plus applies indoors and 2G outdoors.

From 08.01.2022, new 2G-Plus rules apply in various cultural institutions, including the Palmengarten, Zoo and Museums as well as Opera and Alte Oper:

A valid proof of vaccination or proof of recovery, an ID-card and additionally a negative rapid test from an official test center must be presented at the entrance.

For triple vaccinated persons the test proof is omitted. Children and adolescents up to and including 17 years of age, as well as people who are demonstrably unable to be vaccinated, are also exempt from this requirement. For them, a rapid test is sufficient and required.

Guided walking tours are taking place with a maximum of 9 participants.

Shopping

The 2G model applies with the exception of stores that cover basic supplies e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies...

Masks are mandatory.

2G wristbands in Frankfurt retail stores

For faster and easier 2G access control in retail stores, 2G wristbands are available in Frankfurt. Customers can obtain the 2G wristband at the Tourist Information Römer and other issuing stores upon presentation of a valid proof of 2G and an official photo ID.

The color of the wristband changes weekly and is valid from Monday to Sunday. Acceptance of the wristbands in retail stores is voluntary. The actual vaccination or convalescent card must still be carried with an official identification photo ID.
more informaiton on 2G wristbands in Frankfurt (in German)

Restaurants

Indoor: 2G obligation and mask obligation up to the space for staff and guests, observe distance and hygiene rules

Outdoor: observe distance and hygiene rules

If the incidence in Frankfurt is above 350 for three consecutive days, the Hessian hotspot rules apply. This means that 2G-Plus applies indoors and 2G outdoors in restaurants.

Accommodation offers

2G for private overnight stays
3G for business stays, evidence of a PCR test that was performed a maximum of 48 hours ago or a certified rapid antigen test that was performed a maximum of 24 hours ago

Please note that in communal facilities such as dining rooms or swimming pools the 2G rule applies.

Find a Hotel

If the incidence in Frankfurt exceeds 350 for three consecutive days, the Hessian hotspot rules apply. This means that 2G-Plus applies for tourist overnight stays.

Business Travel, Meetings and Events Our Frankfurt Convention Bureau has up-to-date information on corona measures for business meetings and events.

 

Further information

For up-to-date information please refer to the website of the Robert-Koch-Institut.

The hotline for the coronavirus of the state of Hessen is available daily from 08:00 to 20:00 hours on the state-wide number 0800-5554666.

Rules and regulations in German language

You can reach our tourist telephone hotline Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 03:30 pm at +49 (0) 69/24 74 55 - 400