What are the latest coronavirus regulations in Germany? Funny you ask, as we’re here to keep you updated on what you can and can’t do while in the capital. Social distancing rules are still in effect, with a 1.5 metre rule the generally accepted distance. Indoor gatherings are still restricted to a maximum of 10 people from a maximum of five different households, while outdoor gatherings have been extended to allow up to 100 people. If you’ve been fully vaccinated or happen to be a child under the age of 14, you aren’t included in either of those numbers.
Masks are still mandatory in public places (shopping, public transport, indoor events, religious services etc), and this mask must cover the nose and mouth. In truth, if you’ve not worked out the correct way to wear a mask at this point, we fear for you.
The way out of most of these restrictions? Complete vaccination. Over 32 million people have received both jabs at the time of writing (with more than 40 million waiting for their second), and those double-jabbed champions are allowed more freedoms than the skeptical and the cynical.
Hopefully, we’re seeing light at the end of this tunnel, although it could well transpire that the light in question is a massive train. Fingers crossed, right?
To explain the transmission of the aerosols in various scenarios, from private gatherings over classrooms to restaurants and public places, this interactive tool from the German newspaper "Zeit Online" is the best we found.
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Anyway, this is getting a little too heavy, so lets take a look at some ways to enjoy and experience Berlin, in a roundabout sort of way.