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Birthdays and anniversaries

Rules and recommendations

Public and private parties and celebrations are allowed to take place (the number of persons present is limited to 1000 in case of an indoor party/celebration whereas up to 2000 persons are allowed to attend an outdoor one) if one of the following conditions is met by each person present, which is to prove upon entering the premises/venue:

  • having undergone a PCR test not longer than 7 days prior to the party/celebration with a negative result
  • having undergone a RAT (rapid antigene) test not longer than 72 hours prior to the party/celebration with a negative result, 
  • having undergone an on-the-spot test using a self-test kit with a negative result
  • having undergone a RAT on-line under surveilllance of a medical professional not longer than 24 hours prior to the party/celebration with a negative result, provided the healthcare provider issues a proof that the test has taken place
  • having survived a COVID-19 infection not longer than 180 days prior to the party/celebration
  • having got vaccinated, provided the last dose (i.e., in case of a two-dose vaccination scheme, the second one, in case of a single-dose vaccination scheme, the first one) has been administered at least 14 days prior to the party/celebration.

Should none of these conditions be met, a party/celebration is allowed to take place only with up to 20 persons present.

Additionally, all persons present have to let their respirators (at least FFP2/KN95 class, without exhalation valve) put on during their entire stay at an indoor party/celebration if the number of them exceeds 10. For outdoor parties/celebrations this rule applies only if the number of persons present exceeds 30 and the 1,5-meter safe distance cannot be kept.

If you plan to carry out such an event, please take into consideration if it is necessary to invite high-risk group members (especially, your grandparents) and do adhere to the hygienic precautions (e.g. ventilate the premises regularly to ensure fresh air supply).

A party/celebration may take place in a restaurant, café or pastry shop as well. However, in order to be allowed to enter such an establishment, each person attending the event has to present one of the aforementioned documents. The number of the persons attending such an event is limited to 6 per table (except your household members).

The presence of a live music group within outdoor dining areas and indoor premises is allowed again. As for dancing, this, however, applies only for those who show a negative POC (so-called antigene) or RT-PCR test result (provided the test has been carried out not longer than 24 hours prior to the party/celebration), prove having been fully vaccinated or survived a Covid-19 infection in the last 180 days. 

Frequent questions about this topic

Can I celebrate my birthday at home with my girlfriend?
Can I celebrate my birthday at home with my grandparents?
Can I drink alcohol at a celebration at home?
Can I celebrate in a bar?
Can I celebrate at home with my friends?
Do I need to wear a mask when celebrating at home?
Can I celebrate my birthday in my garage?
Can I celebrate my anniversary with my partner even if I don't live with them?