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2G rule to apply at Bonn Christmas market

The City of Bonn will hold the Bonn Christmas Market in the City from November 17, 2021, taking into account the so-called 2G rule. Due to the increasingly critical Corona situation, the city administration has put the previously planned measures to the test and made this decision.

This means that participation in the Christmas market is only permitted for vaccinated and recovered visitors*.  For passers-by who merely cross the Christmas market area, however, the 2G rule does not apply.

The City of Bonn is in contact with the responsible Ministry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and has already received a positive signal regarding the implementation of this planned regulation. At the same time, the reintroduction of the obligation to wear at least one medical mask in the inner city area for the event period is being examined.

"We want the Christmas market to be able to take place, which is precisely why it must be as safe as possible for visitors*. That is why the city, as the organizer, has opted for the 2G rule," explains Mayor Katja Dörner. She renews her appeal to the state government to enact a uniform 2G rule. "A uniform 2G rule is overdue to pull the ripcord with regard to the burden on the healthcare system. A uniform regulation would be easier for citizens* to understand and would be widely accepted."

The regulations on 2G and mandatory masks are to come into force with the opening of the Christmas market on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, by general decree of the City of Bonn.

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