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3G in buses and trains: high fines are threatened if they are violated

The traffic light resolves the 3G rule for buses and trains and applies fines beyond 2000 euros. An overview.

Berlin – The traffic light coalition made up of the SPD, Greens and FDP, which has meanwhile also agreed on the coalition agreement, has decided on stricter corona rules for local and long-distance transport. Anyone who has not been demonstrably vaccinated, tested or recovered from Wednesday (November 24th, 2021) can no longer travel by bus or train.

Passengers who do not adhere to these rules have to get off at the next station in the event of a control. Anyone who violates the new regulation must expect high fines, under certain circumstances the fine could be up to 2500 euros. It is definitely in the interest of the transport company to ensure that this does not happen, as they face fines of up to 25,000 euros.

The new version of the Infection Protection Act (IFsG) reads in Paragraph 73, Paragraph 2: “The administrative offense can (…) be punished with a fine of up to two thousand five hundred euros”. Transport companies that do not adequately meet their control obligations can be fined “up to twenty-five thousand euros”.

Auch die Bundespolizei soll bei den Kontrollen 3-G unterstützen.

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The federal police should also support the 3-G controls.

Andreas Scheuer against 3G in public transport

The incumbent Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) confirmed the corresponding passage to the Bild newspaper. He himself sees the regulation as critical. “Everyone knows I’m against the 3G rule on public transport. Just ask the traffic light men Scholz, Lindner and Habeck. They surely know how to punish passengers with up to 2500 euros. “

The railway had already announced in advance that it would enforce the regulation with random checks carried out by its own security and control staff. In long-distance traffic, controls are planned on around 400 routes. A railway spokesman said: “Should the DB have to pronounce an exclusion from transport, they can ask the Federal Police for assistance in the event of problems.”

In local transport, however, area-wide controls are difficult or even impossible to implement. The question for transport companies is whether their control personnel are burdened with this additional task, or whether, as with the mask requirement, there are key controls together with authorities. (Lukas Zigo)

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