NewsCologne Carnival 2022: Strict Corona rules on Weiberfastnacht

Cologne Carnival 2022: Strict Corona rules on Weiberfastnacht

The Cologne carnival can be celebrated in 2022 – despite the corona pandemic. Strict corona rules should make celebrating safe. It starts on Weiberfastnacht.

  • For the Cologne Carnival*, the entire city becomes a customs zone*
  • 2G+ applies throughout Cologne*
  • The street carnival in Cologne traditionally starts on Weiberfastnacht* (February 24)
  • This news ticker is continuously updated

Cologne – Everything is a little different, but the Cologne carnival can take place in 2022 – despite Corona. This is the good news that many revelers have had to wait a long time for. Strict rules that were set in advance should make celebrating Weiberfastnacht* safe. Similar to 11.11. last year, the start of the Cologne carnival, the whole of Germany will be looking to Cologne. There was criticism at the opening of the session in November: In the streets of Cologne, thousands of people sometimes celebrated close together Carnival * – despite the pandemic.

Carnival Cologne 2022 starts with strict Corona rules

It remains to be seen how many people will flock to Cologne on Weiberfastnacht. One thing is certain: anyone who wants to celebrate carnival in Cologne must observe the strict Corona rules*. 2G+ applies throughout Cologne. There is a tightening for the pub carnival in Cologne *. Celebrating in the pub is possible, but only with a negative corona test – without exception. The city made it clear in advance that visitors should ideally travel to Cologne with a negative test in their pocket.

Street carnival in Cologne

The street carnival traditionally opens on Weiberfastnacht (February 23, 2022) at 11:11 a.m.

Cologne Carnival 2022: Police are preparing for action

There will only be fixed controls in individual areas of the city. The Zülpicher district is partially fenced off during carnival*. If you want to go there to party, you have to be able to show 2G+. This is also checked at the entrance to pubs and bars. Random checks are also possible throughout the city.

The police will be on duty in the well-known Cologne party zones alone with more than 1000 police officers*. “During the course of the day, alcohol consumption is likely to lead to one or the other argument, as we know it from the times before the pandemic,” police director Rüdiger Fink and Gregor Eisenmann, head of police inspection 7 estimate. (mlu) *24RHEIN is an offer from IPPEN .MEDIA

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