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Travelling by train during the coronavirus pandemic

What do travellers need to know? We have summarised the most important information to help you plan a safe and relaxing journey.

Questions and answers

  • There is no longer a 3G rule for long-distance trains. You therefore no longer need to provide proof of a test result, vaccination or recovery to travel on long-distance trains
  • There are different regulations for regional transport, where local rules apply.

The regulations on compulsory masks in buses and trains as well as at stations, on platforms and in lounges that apply to local transport are regulated by the respective federal state.  

To the regulations in the individual federal states

Wearing mask when travelling on our trains.

We recommend wearing an FFP2 mask on trains. Pay attention to announcements and information from train staff. 

The regulations on compulsory masks in buses and trains as well as at stations, on platforms and in lounges that apply to local transport are regulated by the respective federal state.  

Legal regulations set by the German federal states apply. These are available on the Federal Government's website.

To the regulations in the individual federal states
 

Safe and hygienic travel

The general hygiene guidelines issued by Germany’s Robert Koch Institute are in force on our train and bus services and at our stations. These and other regulations can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Other hygiene recommendations and safety measures from DB

  • Maintain a suitable distance from fellow passengers and DB staff.
  • At stations, we have installed plexiglass panels at our DB Travel Centres and information desks.
  • Our train attendants scan tickets or perform visual checks to confirm validity.

We are in continuous communication with Germany’s interior ministry, national and regional healthcare authorities, and national and regional transport ministries. Whenever the situation regarding public health changes, we are in a position to react with speed and flexibility.

Travel safely: Information about all our hygiene measures and tips for your next journey are available here: Safe travel on Deutsche Bahn’s trains

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