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Finding clarity in COVID regulations: where to turn

October 20, 2020 Recent weeks have brought a flood of information about new or strengthened COVID-19 restrictions. For good reason, too: the number of infections is rising quickly in Germany… Read more

Reducing contacts: German government moves to combat rising infections

October 19, 2020 With COVID infections rising in Germany at rates not seen since the spring, the federal and state governments agreed last week to institute a new “hotspot strategy.”… Read more

Germany Strengthens COVID Regulations as Cold and Flu Season Approaches

September 30, 2020 In anticipation of cold and flu season, Germany strengthened regulations designed to reduce the spread of COVID. The updated policies will be applicable across the country. As… Read more

Munich Tightens COVID Restrictions

Septebmer 22, 2020 Following a week-long stretch of rising COVID-19 incidence rates, the Munich city government instituted tighter restrictions with regard to public spaces. New restrictions in Munich Masks are… Read more

Masks and gatherings: Germany strengthens regulations

August 29, 2020 Germany recently strengthened regulations intended to fight the spread of COVID-19. A joint federal and state resolution was released that included new guidance in three key areas…. Read more

Returning to Germany? Know Your High-Risk Zones

August 11, 2020 Even though most of Europe is on summer vacation, COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere. To help reduce pandemic-related risks, Germany’s Federal government continues to release guidance for travelers… Read more

Distancing Guidelines Remain Until at Least June 29

June 12, 2020 Germany has extended social distancing guidelines until June 29. The nuts and bolts of what distancing entails has not changed. When in public, people are required to… Read more

Further Opening: Germany Lifting Travel Restrictions

June 9, 2020 Beginning June 15, Germany will officially lift travel restrictions with a number of European countries. After nearly three months of strict border controls, the country will open… Read more

Green light: no restriction on fresh air

May 16, 2020 Despite so much uncertainty, one thing remains clear: no matter where you find yourself in Germany, it is perfectly fine to go outside. As borders begin to… Read more

German Borders to Open in Phased Approach

May 14, 2020 Germany’s borders are beginning to open…slowly. After having closed its borders to all non-essential traffic in mid-March, Germany announced recently that unrestricted travel to and from Luxembourg… Read more

Back on the Menu: Rules for Navigating Reopened Restaurants

May 12, 2020 Beginning tomorrow, some restaurants in Germany may open their doors to the public once again. Depending on which state in Germany you find yourself, regulations may differ…. Read more

Know Before You Go: Restrictions on Gatherings

May 11, 2020 Even as German shops and restaurants begin opening their doors to the public again, restrictions on gatherings – both large and small – remain in place. Though… Read more

Back in Business: What You Need to Know as German Shops and Restaurants Reopen

May 9, 2020 If you’ve missed shopping and eating out in Germany during the past two months, this week brought good news. Following a May 6 press conference by Chancellor… Read more