• Schwerin castle is said to have 365 turrets and towers - one for every day of the year, © TMV/Allrich
    Schwerin castle is said to have 365 turrets and towers - one for every day of the year

The latest information

As of 10. January 2022, 5 pm

Dear guests, here you will find the most important information about the current situation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, crucial questions and answers, and contact addresses.

The state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has decided on comprehensive protective measures to contain the corona pandemic.
You can find the current regulation here (German only).

As of January 10, the "red" level applies statewide in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. An overview of the risk-weighted classification of a county or independent city can be found at www.mv-corona.de.

The following protective measures apply in the respective level:

  • Level "green"

If the Corona traffic light points to "green", there are only a few Corona protection measures, such as mandatory masks when shopping. When it comes to access to indoor areas, for example to visit the theater or a gym, the 3G rule applies. This means that access is granted to those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered and those who have been tested on a daily basis.

  • Level "yellow"

If a county, independent city or the entire country reaches the "yellow" warning level on the country's Corona traffic light three days in a row, the 2G rule will apply indoors from the day after next. This means that only vaccinated and genesis can use these offers. This applies in the following areas:

  • in indoor areas of the catering trade
  • at events and celebrations (including private parties outside the home - these may be held with a maximum of 100 participants)
  • at trade fairs
  • in cultural and leisure facilities (in theaters, cinemas, concerts, cultural exhibitions and museums, gatherings of choirs and musical ensembles, indoor areas of amusement parks, zoos, animal and bird parks and botanical gardens, indoor playgrounds and other indoor leisure activities, swimming pools and fun pools, fitness studios, dance schools, casinos and gambling halls, sociocultural centers)
  • in adult sports: amateur sports (spectators and athletes) and professional sports (spectators)
  • in hotels, boarding houses, vacation apartments and other tourist establishments. There are exceptions for work-related, medically or compulsorily socio-ethically required stays. In these exceptional cases, a test on arrival and after every three days during the stay is sufficient.
  • when using body-related services (e.g. cosmetic or tattoo studio). This does not include visits to the hairdresser or treatments required for medical or nursing reasons.

Excluded from the 2G rule are:

  • Children who are not yet 7 years old
  • Children from 7 to 11 years old, if they present a negative daily test.
  • For a transition period ending 12/31/21, also for adolescents 12 to 17 years old. They, too, must present a negative daily test.
  • Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons if they can present a negative daily updated test.
  • For a transition period until 12/31/21, pregnant women as well. They must also test negative.

From level "yellow" onwards, masks are compulsory at indoor events. Thus, it may not be taken off even at the place.

In addition, events in indoor areas may only take place with 50 percent of the seating capacity and a maximum of 1,250 participants.

There is a particularly high risk of contagion where distances are not observed. That is why the 2G-plus rule applies in clubs, discos and at other dance events. This means that only vaccinated and recovered persons have access. They must present a daily updated test at the entrance.

For outdoor events, for example in soccer stadiums, the 2G-Plus-Rule will apply from level "yellow" onwards. In addition, capacities must be limited to 50 percent of the seats available.

  • Orange" level

If a district, an independent city or the entire country reaches the "orange" warning level, the protective measures will be further tightened.

Wherever the 2G rule applied until then, 2G-plus then applies. This means that only vaccinated and recovered persons will have access. They must also present a daily test to be able to use the facility.

This therefore applies in the mainly indoor areas (catering, events and celebrations, trade fairs, cultural and leisure facilities, adult sports, tourist businesses, body-related services with the exception of hairdressing) with the exceptions already mentioned.

The 2G-plus rule also applies to sports and other outdoor events from level "orange". This means, for example, that visitors can enter the stadium if they are vaccinated or have recovered and bring a test that is updated on the day of the event. The known exceptions also apply here.

In the case of private celebrations outside of one's own home, the 2G-plus rule also applies. The number of participants is limited to 50 at level orange and above.

Due to the increased risk of infection, no dance events can take place in clubs, discos and other venues from level "orange".

  • Level "red

From level "red", additional protective measures come into force in addition to the rules applicable in level "orange".

Contact restrictions: Private meetings are then only possible with a maximum of 5 people from up to 2 households in indoor areas or 10 people regardless of the number of households in outdoor areas. Vaccinated and recovered persons are not included. The same applies to children under 14 years of age.

Restrictions in the retail sector: In parts of the retail sector, the 2G rule will then apply. This means that only vaccinated and recovered persons are allowed to shop there. Retail stores with a predominant assortment for food, books or newspapers, Christmas trees, flower stores, building or gardening markets, weekly food markets, direct food marketers, pick-up or delivery services, beverage markets, health food stores, baby markets, pharmacies, medical supply stores, drugstores, opticians, hearing aid acousticians, gas stations, pet supply stores, animal feed markets and wholesalers are exempt.

For indoor events, the 2G-plus rule continues to apply. However, a maximum of 30 percent of the seats and a maximum total of 1,250 seats may be allocated at level "red."

The 2G-plus rule also applies to private parties and gatherings in restaurants or venues outside the home. Here, the number of participants is limited to 30.

The 2G-Plus rule also applies at sporting events and other gatherings. There, too, a maximum of 30 percent of the seats may be occupied. The upper limit here is 7,250 spectators.

In addition, at level "red" there are also restrictions in children's and youth sports, youth art and youth music schools. The 2G rule then applies there.

Further protective measures:

If there is a permanent risk of overloading the health care system (at least 7 days of traffic light level "red"), closures are also possible. This applies in particular to indoor areas. It would be possible to close cultural and recreational areas, restaurants, and cancel events. Professional sports would then again take place without spectators.With its resolutions, the state government is implementing the results of the federal-state summit held last week. Thus, in the future, the new levels 0 to 3 (green), more than 3 to 6 (yellow), more than 6 to 9 (orange) and 9+ (red) will apply to hospitalization.

  • Testing options: Rapid testing by trained personnel is available at community testing centers, pharmacies, clinics and through mobile swab teams. All contact points for a Corona rapid test in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern can be found in a map overview of the Ministry of Health MV.
  • Persons are considered fully vaccinated if at least 14 days have passed since the last required vaccination. They are also in possession of a vaccination certificate issued to them.
  • Persons are considered recovered if the underlying test was performed by laboratory diagnostics using nucleic acid detection (PCR, PoC-PCR or other methods of nucleic acid amplification technology) and at least 28 days and a maximum of six months have passed. In addition, they are in possession of a certificate of recovery issued to them.

Questions & Answers about traveling to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

1. How do I know if I arrive from a risk area?
The classification as a risk area is made by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs and is published by the Robert Koch Institute. International risk areas can be found here.

2. What do I have to consider if I want to enter MV from a risk area abroad? (professional and private)
When entering MV from abroad for professional or also private purposes, please take into account the Corona Entry Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health.

3. Where do I find official information?
The latest information by the state government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (German only): www.regierung-mv.de

Information at district level:

Thank you for protecting yourself and others.
We appreciate your participation!

*This website is constantly being updated to the best of the Tourist Board’s knowledge. We would recommend to check it regularly. Please note that we do not take legal responsibility for the correctness / comprehensiveness of this information.

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