Rules and recommendations
Weddings are allowed to happen. Without any further conditions, there can be a maximum of 30 people present, including the couple, the officiator and the registrar.
If each person attending a wedding (including the couple, the registrar, the officiator, etc.) presents either
- a negative RT-PCR test result, provided the test has been carried out not longer than 7 days prior to the wedding,
- a negative POC (so-called antigene) test result, provided the test has been carried out not longer than 72 hours prior to the wedding,
- a declaration of having survived a COVID-19 infection not longer than 180 days prior to the wedding, or
- a document stating that the last vaccine dose has been administered at least 14 days prior to the wedding,
This maximum can be increased to 1000 (provided the wedding takes place entirely outdoors, for indoor weddings, a maximum of 500 people applies).
The reception can be held in a restaurant again if the guests provide a negative COVID-19 test result or similar declaration. Such receptions count as parties/celebrations, thus, the rule limiting the number of persons at one table (except the couple's own household members) to 4 applies to them as well - dancing and/or the presence of a live music group during a wedding is now allowed again. You can as well meet with your loved ones after the wedding ceremony, for instance, at home, however, the limitations stated above, i.e. up to 30 people present without any conditions and up to 500 or 1000 if the conditions stated above have been fulfilled and the people meet indoors or outdoors, respectively, apply for such a gathering as well. Regardless whether the reception should be held in a restaurant or at home, please do follow the general hygienic regulations, even during the consuming of food and the toast. In case of a reception held in a restaurant, you may take your respirator(s) off while sitting at your table, if you intend to consume a meal or a beverage.
During the ceremony, there is an exception from the obligation to wear a face mask. You have to put your mask back on once the ceremony is over. You can only take it off for the necessary amount of time when taking a photo.