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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 500 in case of an indoor party/celebration whereas up to 1000 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
  • having undergone an antigene test not longer than 72 hours prior to the party/celebration
  • 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 party/celebration. 

Additionally, all persons present have to let their respirators (at least FFP2/KN95 class, without exhalation valve) put on during their entire stay at the party/celebration.

Should none of these conditions be met, a party/celebration is allowed to take place only with up to 10 persons present. 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 4 per table (except your household members). Dancing, as well as the presence of a live music group, is allowed neither within the indoor premises nor the outdoor dining area of a restaurant or bar.

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?