Do you have to travel

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It is said like this: Ka-ran-täne
Other words for quarantine are:
Segregation or isolation

Quarantine means:

they may no meet other people.

This is important,

so you no Infect people.

For example with COVID-19.

This is the disease you get from the corona virus.

Entry means here:

You are coming to Rhineland-Palatinate from another place.

Currently it is like this:

Are traveling Not allowed.

For example: for holidays or trips.

But there are exceptions to the rule.

For example: When you are traveling for your job.


The travel ban is important.
People should stay at home.

So that yourself Not meet so many people.

And thus fewer people with COVID-19 infect.


That's why they are Rules important

More and more people are getting the corona virus.

In order to Not more so many people get the corona virus,

people have to obey rules.


For example:

  • Entry rules

  • Quarantine rules


Who has to be in quarantine?

You have to be in quarantine,

if you have met someone with a positive corona test.
Positive corona test means:
The person has the corona virus in their body.

But you just have to be in quarantine,
if contact with the person was dangerous.

That means: you may have with COVID-19 infected.

For example, because you are without a facial mask

  • Have spoken to another person for 15 minutes

  • were close to the person.
    The distance was less than 1.5 meters

  • Have been in a room with the other person for 30 minutes or more Not has been ventilated.
    Ventilation means: a window must be opened correctly.
    So that fresh air comes into the room.


When one of these things happened, they also say:
Contact with the person belongs to category 1.

More information on the categories is available on the Robert Koch Institute website.

The abbreviation for Robert Koch Institute is: RKI

If you click with the mouse here,

come to the Robert Koch Institute website.


You have to be in quarantine,

  • if you tested positive in a corona test

  • if you were in a risk area abroad and you are traveling back to Germany

But that only applies

if in the current regulation no Exception is.
Current means: The regulation applies now.

  • if you are traveling to Rhineland-Palatinate from a risk area abroad.


The quarantine lasts 14 days.



You must call the health department immediately after the trip.

You have to tell the health department

that you were in a risk area abroad.

If you have symptoms

you have to tell the health department as well.

Having symptoms means:

You can feel the disease in the body.

You will then have to do a corona test.


This is new since January 11, 2021:
Anyone who comes from a risk area
have to do a corona test.

The person can do the corona test,
before she comes to Rhineland-Palatinate.
The test is allowed Not be older than 48 hours.
Or the person takes the test right away

when she came to Rhineland-Palatinate.


What if i have a virus mutation?

The corona virus has changed.

It looks now Not more like before.

It is believed:

The new corona virus infects more people.

The change is called a mutation.

The quarantine usually lasts 14 days.

If you have no symptoms for 14 days

Or 2 days in a row without symptoms

Then you can end the quarantine after 14 days.

When you have a virus mutation

Then you have to do a new corona test after 11 days.

If the test is negative, you can end the quarantine after 14 days.

If the test is positive, then you have to wait until day 21.

Only then can the quarantine be ended.


These people do not have to be quarantined

There are also exceptions.

That means:

Some people have to Not in quarantine,

although you come to Rhineland-Palatinate from a risk area.


For example:

  • People who are just passing through.

Transit means:

People only drive through Rhineland-Palatinate,

but stay Not in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Because people want to be somewhere else.

  • People who look after someone from the family in Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • People who come from a risk area abroad after
    Come to Rhineland-Palatinate and have shared custody rights.

Shared custody right means:

A couple is separated and shares the upbringing of the children.

  • People who have to travel for training or study.

  • People who live in Rhineland-Palatinate and have only been in a risk area for a short time. In short: less than 72 hours.



If you come to Rhineland-Palatinate from a risk area in Germany, you must Not in quarantine.


This is important:

Every single person in Rhineland-Palatinate can help

that Not even more people COVID-19 to get.

That is only possible if everyone obeys the rules.

Therefore, people should adhere to the quarantine rules.

The health department looks

whether the people in quarantine stick to the rules.

Who himself Not Sticking to the rules can be punished.


Where does the quarantine take place?

This is important for the quarantine:

The room should be like this

that you there none Have contact with other people.

It is during quarantine Not allowed

that visitors come to you.

When you are in quarantine at home, this is important:

You should have as little contact as possible with people,

who live with you.


What is a risk area?

A risk area is a location outside of Germany.

For example: another country.

In this place the risk is high

that you are infected with the corona virus.

The Robert Koch Institute says which place is a risk area.

The Robert Koch Institute made a list.

You can see where a risk area is in the list.

The list is on the Robert Koch Institute website.

If you click with the mouse here,

come to the Robert Koch Institute website.


What do I do if I have been to a risk area abroad?

You have been in a risk area abroad for the past ten days.

Now you come to Rhineland-Palatinate.
Another word for coming to Rhineland-Palatinate is Entry.

Then applies to you:

  • You need to go to quarantine immediately.

  • You have to do a corona test.
    You can take the test before entering the country.
    The test must not be older than 24 hours
    You can also take the test immediately after entering the country.

  • You have to inform the health department.


This is how you can notify the health department:


On the Internet

You can tell us via the Internet before you travel to the risk area:

To do this, you have to register on this website: https: //

There you can fill out a form.

You must take the form with you when you travel and show it.

For example at the border.

You can print out the form.

Or save it in the mobile phone.


With a paper form

Perhaps you can register via the Internet Not with you.

Then you can print out the form on the Internet and fill it out.

You must take the form with you and show it on your trip.

For example at the border.

After your trip you have to give the form to the health department.


The form is on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

If you click with the mouse here,

come to the form.


Can I stop in transit to go to the bathroom?

Sometimes it is so:

People from a risk area drive through Rhineland-Palatinate.

Although they have a different goal.

One says: transit.

It may be,

that people passing through in Rhineland-Palatinate have to go to the toilet.

That’s allowed.

But it's important,

that you do so if possible none Have contact with other people.


What if I don't adhere to the corona rules?

All people in Rhineland-Palatinate should adhere to the Corona rules.

If they Not adhere to the corona rules,

you can get a penalty.