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Munich announces new measures due to increasing corona infections

September • 21st, 2020
by the Expat in the City Team

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New corona measures in Munich 


Due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections in Munich new measures have been announced. The 7-day index has risen to 55.9 in a few days, in an attempt to slow down the number of infections new measures are now in place.


What are the new corona measures in Munich?


Who can you meet and with how many?


From 24 September to 1 October there are some changes in who you can meet and with how many. In general the following applies now:


You can only get together at home or in public places such as restaurants if you are:


- from the same household

- spouses

- (registered) partners 

- siblings 

- direct relatives 


If you you don't fall into the above 'categories; you are only allowed to be in a group of 5 people (max two households). 


For weddings and birthdays the maximum number of people is 25 indoors and 50 people outdoors. Large events are now prohibited until end of the year. 


The following also applies: The distance requirement of 1.5 meters and the mask requirement in certain public areas remain unchanged. These regulations are accordingly also applied to the gastronomy, hotels and cultural sectors.



Where in Munich are mask required?


Masks are required at (from 09:00 am to 11:00 pm):


- Viktualienmarkt

- Marienplatz

- Sendlinger Strasse

- Stachus

- Schützenstrasse

- side walks in Tal


In Bavaria it is also required to wear a mask (covering your nose and mouth) in shops and local public transport. This rule has already been into effect since April 27th. If you don't wear a mask you can get a fine €250,- 


A mask is also required for large outdoor events such as demonstrations. When there are more than 200 people you will have to put on a mask.   


Alchohol ban during the weekend in Munich 


The alcohol restrictions are valid this weekend from 25 September until 27 September at 06:00 am. It is prohibited to consume alcohol in the following locations from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m:


- Baldeplatz
- Gärtnerplatz
- Gerner Bridge (Nymphenburg Palace Canal)
- Isar floodplain between Reichenbachbrücke and Wittelsbacherbrücke
- Wedekindplatz 


There is an exception for direct consumption at bars and restaurants at these locations. 


The fine for unauthorized consumption of alcohol at the hotspots after 11 p.m. is at least 150 euros.
The fine for violations of the sales ban at the hotspots after 9 p.m. is at least 500 euros.


Information in this articles is provided by the City of Munich.





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