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Germany and Bavaria announced a continuation of the current COVID mitigation measures through April 26.

A full ordinance translation will be posted once available under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 1 summary under 7ATC General Order Information banners on this page.  

7ATC updated its Annex A, Tab 1 and Face Mask policies to align with host nation and military guidance.

Read the full details of the Annex A Travel Restrictions under the 7ATC General Order Information tab on this page.

The Tab 1 summary listed under 7ATC General Order Information banner on this page explains the local host nation laws in English.

The policy for Wear of Face Coverings and Masks is listed under Face Mask Guidance banner on this page and addresses the wear of cloth face coverings when in a shared space and public settings on the installation. 

Germany extended current COVID restrictions, as well as announced a phased plan to ease restrictions. Bavaria announced similar statewide restrictions.

Depending on the numbers in that area - additional stores, services and activities could open as follows:

  • In those areas below an incidence rate of 100 per 100,000 people, shops and services will be allowed by appointment. Sports with up to five people from two households will be allowed outside, and group sports with up to 20 children under the age of 14. Social gatherings between two households at a maximum of 5 people will be allowed, not counting children up to 14 years of age. 
  • In areas below 50/100,000, some shops will be allowed to open but have limitations on volume of customers. Some cultural activities will be allowed to open like museums and zoos. Contact-free sports outside in groups up to 10 people will be allowed. Limits on social gatherings would allow for additional contacts for households and size.

If the infection rates rise above 100/100,000 in an area over three consecutive days, the current restrictions will go back into place. 

If infection rates remain below 50/100,000 over 14 consecutive days, restaurants will be allowed to open up their outside areas, as well as additional social and cultural activities will be allowed to open, like theaters and cinemas.

A full ordinance translation is available under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 1 summary under 7ATC General Order Information banners on this page.  

Infographic explaining phased plan for COVID restrictions

7ATC updated its Annex A, Tab 1 and Face Mask policies to align with host nation and military guidance. Significant changes apply only on the installation and include:

  • Two households may gather in family housing on post. 
  • Units-directed events that contribute to cohesion, resiliency and support networks may be held is reviewed and approved through established medical and risk mitigation processes. 

Read the full details of the Annex A Travel Restrictions under the 7ATC General Order Information tab on this page. The Tab 1 summary listed under 7ATC General Order Information banner on this page explains the local host nation laws in English.

The policy for Wear of Face Coverings and Masks is listed under Face Mask Guidance banner on this page and addressed the continual wear of cloth face coverings when in a shared space and public settings. The military community in Bavaria will comply with the host nation and local policies for wearing face masks off the installation, like the FFP-2 in medical facilities, stores and public transport. These specific masks (FFP-2 or equivalent) are not required on the installation. 

Both Germany and Bavaria announced a continuation of the current COVID mitigation measures, unless specifically addressed. For example, restrictions on gatherings, entry requirements, restaurant and service closures, and face masks regulations would remain. Changes within Bavaria include:

  • The curfew applies 10 p.m.-5 a.m. for all counties and cities with a 7-day incidence rate above 100. There will be no curfew in areas where the 7-day incidence has been below 100 for at least 7 days. (Find yours at the RKI link on this page.)
  • Schools and childcare may begin a phased opening. 
  • Hairdressers may open from March 1.

A full ordinance translation is available under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 1 summary under 7ATC General Order Information banners on this page.  

Bavaria has extended the current COVID mitigations and restrictions. The main change is the 15km restriction has been removed for hotspots areas, but they could enact restrictions for persons coming into their areas.

See full ordinance translation under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 1 summary under 7ATC General Order Information banners on this page.  

Effective Jan. 26, all airline passengers to the U.S. ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. 

Previous COVID mitigation measures will be extended. Additional restrictions also apply as follows:

  • Gatherings are limited to one person from outside your household. 
  • When a region is designated a COVID hotspot (200/100k), additional movement restrictions will apply and could be limited to 15 km. This would not apply to essential activities (work, medical, etc).  

Bavaria additionally announced it would require FFP2 masks to be worn beginning Jan. 18 in all retail outlets, medical facilities and while using public transportation, off the installation.

See full ordinance translation under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 1 and 2 summaries under 7ATC General Order Information banners on this page.  

Germany has extended COVID measures.

  • Non-essential retail outlets and services will close. This does not include groceries, medical supplies, health services, banks, postal services, gas stations and mechanics, and churches.
  • Restaurants will continue to be to-go only.  
  • School and work will be virtual as much as feasible. 
  • Refrain from unnecessary travel within Germany and abroad as much as possible.
  • Masks are required in high-population areas.
  • Alcohol consumption in public is prohibited. 
  • Additional local restrictions will continue to apply for hotspot incident rates. 

In addition to the German restrictions in place, Bavaria will implement a curfew. Fines apply. Exceptions include emergencies, medical care and treatment, professional/work-related, family or parental-related, or official activities.

See full ordinance translation under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 1 summary under 7ATC General Order Information banners on this page. 

7th Army Training Command issued General Order #1G to closely align our community with our Bavarian hosts, who also issued a new Ordinance. 
 
  • Gatherings are still limited in private locations. 
  • Movement from your home is minimized to compelling reasons. These include: work and school; medical, health and veterinary services; shopping and getting supplies for businesses open under Host Nation law; visiting another house while observing gathering limits; visiting life partners, the elderly, the sick or persons with disabilities; outdoor sports and exercise.
  • For any county or urban district that surpasses 200 cases per 100,000, additional restrictions will be introduced and a curfew goes into effect.
  • Additionally, General Order #1G specifies that Soldiers living in barracks are counted as a single household up to 10 people - but this only applies on installations

Read the full details of General Order #1G, Annex A Travel Restrictions, and Tab 1 Summary of Bavarian Restrictions under the 7ATC General Order Information tab on this page.

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