The Bundestag and Bundesrat still have to approve the new regulations for vaccinated people – but that should happen quickly. Easier travel conditions are also planned.
People who have been vaccinated and have recovered from Covid 19 disease can expect some relief from next week at the latest. The Federal Government’s Corona Cabinet has initiated the regulation on new regulations. There are talks in the Bundestag, and the Bundesrat said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU). The aim is for the easing to be decided this week or next week at the latest.
According to the draft regulation, people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus should soon meet again without restrictions. The current version of the regulation states that the previous restriction on meetings “does not apply to private gatherings in which only vaccinated or recovered people take part”.
At a private gathering in which people who have not been vaccinated or who have recovered also take part, someone with the appropriate protection would be “not counted as a further person”, the regulation says. Vaccinated and convalescents are also put on an equal footing with those who can show a negative test result. This should do shopping or go to the hairdresser easier, for example.
Spahn also announced a new entry regulation with relief for vaccinated people. Here too, proof of vaccination should be sufficient instead of a negative test result. Likewise, the quarantine obligations after travel could be omitted in Germany – except when entering from virus variant areas.