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Coronavirus: German government to introduce 3G rule to buses and trains, tests before boarding

Coronavirus: Passengers in Germany might require more than just a ticket to ride the bus or the train as the governments suggests people who adhere to the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered and tested) should be the only ones allowed to use the means of transport.

Passengers hoping to use the trains or buses in Germany could be subjected to the 3G rule and tested for coronavirus before boarding.

Logically, the idea will be hard to implement given the number of people who ride the bus or train daily and there are many legal and practical questions involved, especially in local transport.

The acting Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) warned of traffic chaos on Monday should the law be passed.

Chancellor Angela Merkel however welcomed the 3G rule saying it would serve a greater good in the fight towards curbing new infections.

She has in the past endorsed the idea. Here: Germany: ‘3G’ rule on trains and domestic flights. Angela Merkel’s new idea

The 3G rule in buses and trains is part of the new measures the SPD, Greens and FDP want to enforce to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

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At the moment all means of transport are open to everyone, but a mask is required.