With the entry into force of the 29th Corona Control Ordinance of Rhineland-Palatinate on 04.12.2021, the state government has again made fundamental changes to the protective measures. In the following, we summarise the most important regulations affecting tourism.
Please note that we present the regulations in a simplified, comprehensible form, as far as this is possible. In principle, the wording and explanations of the relevant regulation are valid.
Official information on the regulations Detailed information and explanations can be found on the following pages:
Basic information: https://corona.rlp.de/de/startseite/
Information in english: https://corona.rlp.de/de/service/information-in-your-language/
Evidence (amended requirements)
Where test evidence is required, the following test methods are acceptable:
Testing by in vitro diagnostic devices (this includes PoC antigen tests (rapid tests)), if the underlying testing was carried out no more than 24 hours ago and
- takes place on site under the supervision of the person subject to the protective measure in question. The test entitles the person to visit that facility only
- within the framework of an in-company test carried out by appropriately qualified personnel
- by an officially recognised testing centre
PCR tests (maximum 48 hours back)
In the cases of compulsory testing specified in the Ordinance
- it shall apply to vaccinated or recovered persons only if so ordered in this Ordinance,
- it shall not apply to children up to three months after their twelfth birthday.
Insofar as compulsory testing is ordered for vaccinated or recovered persons of full age, this is waived for vaccinated persons if they present proof of a booster vaccination, for persons who had their second vaccination less than 3 months ago, for gensenes (up to 3 months after recovery) and for vaccinated recovered persons.
The presentation of the required proof (proof of testing, proof of vaccination, proof of convalescence) must be made by persons who have reached the age of 16 and at the same time must present a valid official photo ID.
Insofar as the Ordinance refers to vaccinated or convalescent persons, this requirement shall apply for the purposes of this Ordinance
- in the case of children up to three months after their twelfth birthday, and
- persons who cannot be vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus for medical reasons, with the proviso that this must be substantiated by a medical certificate which must at least clearly show the basis on which the medical diagnosis was made, and who have proof of testing.
shall be deemed to be fulfilled.
Basic contact restrictions
Non-immunised persons may continue to meet and congregate in public spaces only alone, with persons of their own household and a maximum of two persons of another household. Persons who have been vaccinated, have recovered or are equivalent to such persons are taken into account when determining the number of persons. Children up to the age of 14 are not counted when determining the number of persons.
New: Contact restrictions in public spaces from 28 December for vaccinated and recovered persons
From 28 December 2021, persons who have been vaccinated, who have recovered or who have the same status as persons who have been vaccinated, who have recovered or who have the same status as persons who have recovered may only be in public places with up to a maximum of ten persons who have been immunised. Persons up to the age of 14 will not be taken into account when determining the total number of persons. As soon as an unvaccinated person attends a meeting, the contact restrictions for unvaccinated persons apply: The meeting is limited to the person's own household and a maximum of two persons from another household.