as of 01/10/2021
Please note that current developments may lead to changes at short notice.
On Friday, August 20 2021, a new corona protection regulation will come into force in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the resolutions, this no longer contains any measure levels, but only links the onset of the "3G rule" (recovered, vaccinated, tested) to an incidence of 35 or more. Since the value of 35 has currently been reached throughout the state, the regulations will apply uniformly throughout North Rhine-Westphalia as of Friday.
Of the previous protective measures, only a mandatory mask requirement indoors and in other infection-critical locations remains, as well as a testing requirement for unvaccinated or recovering persons at indoor events. The other proven rules of conduct (AHA - wear mask in everyday life, observe hygiene, keep distance) remain recommended for private individuals.
The obligation to present a negative rapid antigen test or a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours applies in the following areas(for persons who are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered):
- Indoor events (additional hygiene concept).
- Indoor sports
- Indoor catering
- Body-related services
- Large-scale outdoor events (2,500 persons or more)
For events and services with a particularly high risk of multiple infections, only a max. 6h old rapid test or a max. 48h old PCR test is required with immediate effect. This applies to clubs, discotheques, dance events and private parties with dancing.
- Persons who want to take place in a guided tour have to present a negative Corona test or a proof of vaccination or recovery. To just visit the museum without a tour you have to follow the AHA-rule (AHA - wear mask in everyday life, observe hygiene, keep distance)
- Overnight stays for tourist and private purposes are allowed again. The 3G rule applies.
- An overview of the travel advice and regulations in the Euregio can be found here.
- For persons from risk areas: Please find Information here.
Local public transport
Please visit www.aseag.de to find out about the current situation in public transport.
Border triangle (Germany/Belgium/Netherlands)
- There are various testing, quarantine and registration obligations when entering or leaving the Federal Republic of Germany or when entering or leaving the Netherlands or Belgium. An overview of the travel advice and regulations can be found here.
- Belgium is currently no longer considered a risk area.
- The Netherlands, with the exception of some overseas territories, is currently no longer considered a risk area.
- Please observe the current entry regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany:
- Entry from a risk area: no quarantine for vaccinated, recovered and negatively tested persons
- Entry from a high incidence area: 10 days quarantine, getting out of quarantine via testing possible, exceptions for immunised persons
- Entry from a virus variant area: 14 days quarantine - also for vaccinated persons (unless the vaccine received is recognised as effective against the variant in question) and convalescents; if a virus variant area is classified as a high incidence area during quarantine, the rules for high incidence areas apply
- Entry from "risk-free" areas: Obligatory testing for non-immunised travellers
Please note that especially this information is constantly changing and we therefore cannot guarantee its current validity. Information can be found on the website of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- Additional information:
- Non-essential travel is generally considered to be shopping/shopping/fuelling up, visiting friends and relatives not of the first degree, tourism/recreation as well as hiking and cycling.
- Bus tickets for the Arriva bus to Maastricht are currently only available online via www.arriva.nl