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We look forward to welcoming you to Nuremberg. Currently, the seven-day-average of coronavirus case numbers remains above 35 per 100,000, which permits the opening of dining, cultural institutions, hotels and other tourism services.

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:

  • No limits on personal contact

Requirements for cafes and restaurants:

  • Reservations are required with documentation for contact tracing.
  • Indoors: 3G-proof (proof of immunization, recovery from Covid or a negative test)
  • Masks are required indoors. 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 and every 72 hours (A less than 24-hour old negative rapid antigen test, a negative self-test or a negative PCR test) Fully vaccinated | Recovered excluded
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Nuremberg stores are open (without a proof of immunization, recovery from Covid or negativ test)

Requirements for Cultural Institutions:

  • Contact data and the use of a 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 and for theaters, cinemas, concert halls and opera houses.
  • Indoors: 3G-proof (proof of immunization, recovery from Covid or a negativ test) 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 and also for theaters, cinemas, concert halls and opera houses.

FAQ as of September 2, 2021

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 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.

Valid tests include:

  • A less than 48-hour old negative rapid antigen test, a negative self-test or a negative PCR test or PoC-PCR test for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
  • A less than 24-hour old negativ POC test for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
  • A self-test must be performed in front of the owner, operator or a person designated as their agent.
  • If the self-test produces a positive result, the person must isolate themselves and take a PCR test.

Tests are not required for:

  • Fully vaccinated (if the last required vaccination took place at least 14 days before arrival)
  • Recovered (if the recovery took place at least 28 days and not more than 6 months before arrival as confirmed by a positive PCR test)Children aged 5 and younger.
  • Children up to their sixth birthday
  • Students who are subject to regular testing while attending school.

At the private test centers, travelers from Germany can usually be tested free of charge; for international travelers, costs may be incurred; these must be inquired about individually. An overview of the private rapid test centers can be found on the  page of the City of Nuremberg.

Please note: as of October 11, tests will be subject to a charge.People who cannot be vaccinated or for whom there is no STIKO vaccination recommendation are still entitled to free rapid tests. (e.g. pregnant women and children).

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.
  • Fully vaccinated and recovered no longer need proof of testing when required (for example for 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.

Children aged 5 and under are not required to wear a mask.

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

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 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1. the EU COVID digital certificate.

The certificate is a digital proof that you have been either

  • have been vaccinated against COVID-19,
  • negative for Corona, or
  • recovered from Corona.

More information can be found here.

2. the federal government's Corona warning app:

  • digitally prove vaccination status
  • save test results
  • check in with QR code at events.

Here you can find all information about the Corona Warning App.

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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