The Christmas markets have been heavily criticized due to the rapidly increasing number of infections. In Bremen there should initially be no special requirements. Ribbons now mark those who have been vaccinated and those who have not.
Despite the tense Corona situation, the traditional Christmas markets are scheduled to start today in the cities of Bremen and Hanover. As a precaution, there will be fewer stalls than usual in both cities, they will be spread over a larger area.
Strolling through the markets should be possible without restrictions. However, the 3G rule applies to stands with catering in Bremen: visitors must be vaccinated, recovered or tested. Citizens should receive wristbands at checkpoints that show the vaccination status.
Bremen: 2G rule should only come into force in the event of an increased incidence
Should the pandemic situation worsen, the system will switch to the 2G regulation. Then only ribbons should be distributed to those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, according to the announcement from the organizers.
In Hanover, the regulation is stricter: only vaccinated or recovered (2G) are served. The Christmas market in the old town of Hanover is open until December 22nd, the market in Bremen one day longer.