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The 3G rule applied in German public transportation

The 3G rule applied in German public transportation
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17 / 11 / 2021

The 3G rule (short for German “geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested, recovered”) used to define low-risk groups in epidemiological terms. The “Green Pass“confirms that you are tested, vaccinated, or have recovered from Covid-19.

The future coalition partners would have to answer the question of how public mobility should then be maintained and whether, for example, the federal police should then also carry out checks on local transport.

According to an agreement reached by representatives of the three parliamentary groups of the SPD, FDP, and Greens, which is available to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, unvaccinated persons without a negative test will no longer be allowed to use buses and trains in the future - regardless of the mask requirement that will continue to apply.

"We will intensively examine the present proposals of the traffic light coalition on a possible 3G rule in buses and trains and try to work out a solution that can be implemented under the given framework conditions," the CEO of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), Oliver Wolff, announced on Monday.

"However, it must be taken into account that seamless checks are not possible in the open system with millions of passengers," he said. "Especially in local transport with frequent passenger changes and stops at short intervals, this can only be implemented on a random basis, if at all." In addition, he said, the obligation to carry in local transport may only be suspended under very specific criteria.