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Public transport, taxi

Rules and recommendations

Obligation to cover your mouth and nose –  with a respirator or other protective device without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95) – needs to be followed while travelling via any public transport, including bus/tram stops, train platforms and waiting rooms and taxi services.

Within the obligation of wearing a respirator in indoor areas, there is an exemption for children under the age of 3 and for people who cannot wear a face covering because of a serious mental illness or intellectual impairment. You also do not need to wear a respirator during the time required to eat or drink. If possible, please do not eat or drink while using public transportation. By doing this, you will protect yourself and others.

Children from 3 to 15 years of age can use a surgical mask as protection, but we recommend they use a respirator as well. 

The exemption also includes any public transport drivers who do not get directly in contact with other people, e.g. they operate in a separate compartment.

It is mandatory to wear a respirator while being at bus/tram stops or train platforms. It is also necessary to keep social distancing while being at bus/tram stops or train platforms because of an increased concentration of people. 

Frequent questions about this topic

Can I use Uber?
Do I need to wear a face mask while travelling via Uber?
Can I drink while travelling via bus?
As a bus driver, what can I do to reduce the risk of Covid-19?