Coronavirus measures: Drivers must now comply with these rules again
November 23, 2020
Corona still has the country under control, the lockdown light is in full swing. Again, there are many special rules and regulations – also in the car.
After the coronavirus was more or less under control during the summer, the number of infections in Germany is now increasing again. Larger gatherings of people should therefore be avoided if possible. Anyone who goes out among people should absolutely comply with the applicable hygiene regulations in order to prevent infection. In order to avoid public transport, many people switch to the car, where they are protected from infection *. If you take other people with you in your car, you should pay attention to a few things.
Coronavirus: how many people can ride in a car?
In everyday life, people have to follow the applicable Distance rules hold. The general rules apply everywhere at petrol stations, rest areas and workshops. A minimum distance of at least 1.5 meters must not be maintained in vehicles. The ADAC recommends limiting car journeys with people outside the family and your own household as much as possible. If it cannot be avoided, it is therefore advisable that the inmates have one Mouthguard wear. In addition, only People from the same or another household be transported in the same car.
Coronavirus map Germany: the current situation
Do I have to or may I wear a face mask in the car?
The mask requirement in Germany applies since 27. April. Anyone who is out and about in supermarkets or other shops or by public transport – now also in busy pedestrian zones – must wear an appropriate face mask. The regulation therefore does not apply to private cars. However, if you still want to wear a face mask at the wheel *, you have to make sure that the Facial features remain essentially recognizable – with conventional masks this is not a problem. However, this could not be guaranteed for larger variants. Here you can even Fines threaten in the amount of 60 euros.
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Where can you go?
Basically it is Traveling by car within and outside Germany is permitted. In this country, however, overnight stays are in other federal states only possible to a limited extent. If you are traveling from a corona hotspot, you may have to be in quarantine, unless you have a negative corona test that is no more than two days old.
When traveling abroad Motorists should also inquire about the applicable regulations in the respective country. Tourist trips are currently not recommended.* tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.
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