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We are so happy to welcome you to Nuremberg

We look forward to welcoming you to Nuremberg again. Currently, the seven-day-average of coronavirus case numbers remains stable at under 50 per 100,000, which permits the opening of dining, cultural institutions, hotels and other tourism services.

We can't wait! Tourism has begun again in Bavaria and Nuremberg's hosts: hotel and restaurant owners, creative artists and cultural professionals are ready to go. You can find detailed information about current regulations in each of these categories on our corona page. We've put together an overview of the most important information, so that you can enjoy a safe and trouble-free time in Nuremberg.

If you have questions, we are happy to answer them by email at or by telephone at +49 911 23360. We can't wait to see you!

Five basic rules for safety which are always and everywhere helpful:

Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from people from other households.

Avoid shaking hands.

Wear a mask which covers your mouth and nose

Wash your hands frequently.

Sneeze or cough only in your elbow or in a tissue.

Private Stays:

Maximum 10 people (children under 14 years | Fully vaccinated | Recovered excluded).

Requirements for cafes and restaurants:

  • Reservations are required with documentation for contact tracing.
  • No test required.
  • FFP2 masks are required both in- and outdoors. They may be removed when seated at a table.

Requirements for a stay in a tourist accommodation:

  • Guests must show a current negative corona test upon arrival (A less than 24-hour old negative rapid antigen test, a negative self-test or a negative PCR test. The self-test must be performed in front of the owner, operator or a person designated as their agent).
  • The current rate of infection and seven-day-average at the point of origin of a guest is irrelevant. Foreign guests must meet the legal requirements of the regulations required at entry.
  • Gastronomic offerings in tourist accommodations (also indoors) are only permitted for hotel guests and must close at 10 pm.
  • Each room or apartment may only house guests from one household.
  • Guests enjoying an overnight stay may use any spa, therapeutic or wellness offering of the accommodation (swimming pools, fitness rooms or solariums, for example).

Requirements for Retail / Shopping:

  • Regardless of the case rate, all shops which fulfill one's daily needs are open | Delivery Services | Beverage Stores | Health Food Shops | Stores for Babies and Children | Apothecaries | Medical Supply Stores | Drugstores | Opticians | Hearing Aid Shops | Gas Stations | Book Stores | Florists | Garden Centers | Pet Supply Stores | Wholesalers
  • Nuremberg stores are open again

Requirements for Cultural Institutions:

  • Contact data and the use of a FFP2 mask is required for all museums, exhibits, memorial sites, any site that is administered by the Bavarian Administration of Palaces, Gardens and Lakes and similar cultural sites, zoos and botanical gardens.
  • Contact data and the use of a FFP2 mask is required for theaters, cinemas, concert halls and opera houses.

FAQ as of June 10, 2021

Yes. Private meetings are regulated by the seven-day-average:

If the average is over 100, meetings with members of one household with one person from another household are allowed.

If the average is between 50 and 100, up to ten people from three different households may meet.

If the average is under 50, up to 10 people may meet.

The following are not counted as part of the total:

  • Children aged 14 years and under
  • Anyone who has been fully immunized against Covid-19, at least 14 days after the last jab (Authenticated by a Certificate of Vaccination)
  • Anyone who has recovered from an infection from the coronavirus. This recovery must be at least 28 days, but maximum six months previous (Authenticated by a positive PCR test).
  • Married partners, civil partners and cohabitating non-married partners constitute a household, even if they do not share a common place of residence.

It is required to wear a mask:

  • in retail stores.
  • at weekly markets.
  • in local and national public transportation.
  • when using paid transportation in automobiles, including taxis.
  • when visiting official city offices.
  • in doctor's offices and other clinics or offices in which medical, therapeutical or nursing care takes place or medical treatments are offered.
  • when attending public worship services in churches, synagogues and mosques and meeting with fellow members of a religious community.
  • when picking up food and drink at restaurants and other culinary providers.
  • in libraries and archives.
  • in rapid antigen test centers.

All persons using local and national public transportation, those using paid transportation in automobiles including taxis and school children being transported are required to wear FFP2 masks during transportation, when seated in a vehicle and within any facility associated with this transportation. Control and service personnel who have contact with guests are required to wear a medical grade mask.

Currently, a rapid antigen test, PCR test or a self-test which has been taken with 24 hours are valid. You can take a test:

  • at local test centers
  • at a doctor's office
  • in apothecaries
  • by purchasing a self-test and taking it in front of the necessary witness.

If the test should produce a positive result, please contact your doctor immediately, avoid contact with others, return home using the shortest route possible, isolate yourself and request a PCR test.

Fully vaccinated and recovered do not have to provide proof of a negative test result.

Bei den privaten Testzentren können sich Reisende aus Deutschland in der Regel kostenfrei testen lassen, für internationale Reisende können ggf. kosten Anfallen diese müssen individuell erfragt werden. Eine Übersicht über die privaten Schnellteststationen finden Sie auf der Seite der Stadt Nürnberg.

The following are part of the new entry regulations of the German government (CoronaEinreiseV) and are valid before, during and after arrival:

  • Registration (digital registration of entry)
  • Quarantine/isolation requirements
  • Proof of status (test, certificate of vaccination, proof of recovery)
  • Travel ban for visitors from areas with virus variations of concern and other requirements for travel providers, transport companies and mobile telephone service providers.

You can find more information at the website of the  German national government. 

  • Fully vaccinated and recovered are not counted for private meetings.
  • They no longer must obey curfew (A curfew from 10 pm to 5 am is required when the average is over 100).
  • Fully vaccinated and recovered no longer need proof of testing when required (for example for retail, visits to hairdressers or the cinema). They have the same status as persons who test negative.
  • They must not quarantine when returning from other countries (Exception: Areas with virus variants).

Fully vaccinated and recovered still must follow social distancing and hygiene rules and wear a mask!

A person is fully vaccinated when they have received a jab from a vaccine that is recognized by the EU and that immunization took place at least 14 days ago.

A person who is considered recovered is someone who was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus within the last six months and can prove that they have recovered. Authentication of recovery is either a positive PCR test taken within the last 1 to 6 months or a Certificate of Vaccination. ein Impfnachweis.

Authentication for fully vaccinated are the following documents:

  • International Certificate of Vaccination ("Yellow Pass") OR
  • Confirmation of vaccination from an immunization center.

It must be clear from the document that the full vaccination took place at least 14 days previously. If two jabs are necessary for a given vaccine, both must have been administered. Only vaccines that are recognized by the EU are valid.


If you have already recovered from Covid-19, the following documents can prove this:

  • PCR test results from a laboratory.
  • PCR test results from a doctor.
  • PCR test results from a test center.
  • Any other government-authorized document which contains notice of a PCR test and the test date.


The following are NOT recognized as official proof:

  • A rapid antigen test.
  • Proof of antibody detection.

Currently, there is no official document which proves that someone has recovered from COVID-19. The most important proof is that your infection has been documented by a PCR test. This test must be at least 28 days and no more than six months old. The test date must be clearly documented as well as the person who was tested.

If you have lost the record of this test, please ask your doctor for a copy. If you took your test in a test center, the local authorities can give you proof of your recovery.

If you were infected with corona more than six months ago, you are no longer considered immune. You would, however, only require one vaccination. Fourteen days later you are considered fully immunized.

We recommend that you always carry a copy (or the original) of this test with you.

  • Children aged 5 and under (A mask is required as of the six birthday).
  • Those who can prove through an official certificate from a doctor that they are unable to wear a mouth-and-nose-covering mask because of a handicap or other health reasons.

One may remove their mask in order to identify themselves, communicate with the hearing-impaired or due to other important grounds.

Yes, masks with similar protective qualities (for example, KN 95, N 95) are allowed.

  • Children aged 5 and under are not required to wear a mask.
  • Children from age 6 to 14 are required to wear mouth-and-nose protection (for example, an OP mask).
  • Children aged 15 and above are required to wear a FFP2 mask.

If the seven-day-average increases for three days over the 35/50/100/150 border, more stringent regulations will be in effect two days later.

If the seven-day-average decreases on five consecutive days under the 35/50/100/150 border, less stringent regulations will be in effect two days later.

Currently, the seven-day-average for Nuremberg is under 100 cases per 100,000. This permits a relaxation of the curfew within the city: As of midnight, May 27, there is no more curfew at night.

The nightly curfew is valid in counties and cities with a seven-day-average above 100: Between 10 pm and 5 am you may not leave your place of residence without a valid reason.

The following exceptions to the curfew are allowed:

  • Medical emergencies for humans or animals
  • If you must travel to work or a place of education or perform such work or educational activity
  • If you are required to travel because of child custody
  • For urgent care of adults or children requiring care
  • To accompany or assist the dying
  • To care for animals
  • Or other similar important and unavoidable reasons.

Those who are fully vaccinated or recovered do not have to observe the curfew.

Consumption of alcohol is forbidden in public spaces in the city center and in other outdoor public spaces in which people congregate or assemble. The specific places where this is forbidden are determined by local authorities.

Here is a list of the areas in Nuremberg, where public consumption of alcohol is banned.

Children up to their 6th birthday are exempt from testing.

The Tourist Information on the Main Market Square is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please Note:

This information presented here is intended for guests in Nuremberg. It is not legally binding and does not claim to be comprehensive. The relevant and most current regulations are contained in the Bavarian Infection Safety Regulations of the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Health Care.

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