23 July 2021

TEMPORARY EXEMPTIONS FROM WEEK-END/HOLIDAY AND SUMMER DRIVING BANS IN MOST PARTS OF GERMANY

German regions Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt have issued temporary exemptions from the Sunday/holiday driving ban, as well as from the Summer driving ban (Saturdays on certain motorways) exclusively for transports that are in the context of relief / elimination of the consequences of severe weather damage.

The a.m. exemptions are valid up to and including 01.08.2021, with the exception of Rhineland-Palatine, where the exemption is valid until further notice, but no longer than 31.08.2021 (see here).

There are no exemptions from the a.m. driving bans in German regions Berlin, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia.