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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.

Both Germany and Bavaria announced a continuation of the current COVID mitigation measures through March 7, 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 fin 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 starting Feb. 22. 
  • Hairdressers may open from March 1.

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.  

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.  

Updates to the 7ATC policy clarify requirements for all on the installation, where masks are still mandatory in adherence to CDC guidelines on wearing cloth face coverings in 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. 

Read the full details of the policy under the Face Mask Guidance tab on this page.

Germany has extended the current COVID mitigations and restrictions. See full ordinance translation under the Host Nation Resources or the Tab 2 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 social activities would 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.  

In addition to the German restrictions in place, Bavaria will implement a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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. 

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. 
7th Army Training Command issued General Order #1G to closely align our community with our Bavarian hosts, who also issued a new Ordinance. Both are effective Dec. 9.
 
  • Gatherings are still limited in private locations. Children under the age of 14 do not count toward those total numbers. 
  • 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, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., daily.
  • 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.

Bavarian State Government implemented further COVID-19 measures effective Dec. 9. (See full ordinance and flyer translations under the Host Nation Resources tab on this page). 

  • Leaving your own home is allowed only for essential reasons including work and school, medical and health appointments, outdoor exercise, family care and support and pet needs, and life support shopping for food, supplied and the holidays. 
  • There will be relaxed contact restrictions, Dec. 23-26. There is no exception for New Years.
  • A curfew and further exit restrictions will be put in place for hotspot areas with incidence rates over 200. 
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7ATC General Order Information
Annex A Information By Community (Click Arrow to View Information)
COVID-19 Restriction of Movement (ROM) Definitions (Click Arrow to View Information)
Host Nation Resources

The Re-Open EU Map is an information resource only. Germany only recognizes the RKI High Risk Country list to determine risk levels of other countries. 

Face Mask Guidance
Vaccine Information
U.S. Army / U.S. Embassy Links
7ATC COVID-19 Mitigation Goals
  • Remain ready to fight
  • Protect our current levels of services at our installations
  • Keep our kids in school
  • Safely enjoy the holiday season