Munich (dpa / lby) - The FFP2 mask requirement in local transport in Bavaria is well received.

In the largest Bavarian cities, spokesmen for the transport company reported on Monday that the new regulation had started without problems and a large number of mask wearers.

The new rule is not yet consistently enforced - there is currently a grace week.

In Nuremberg's buses and trains, the start of the FFP-2 mask requirement went smoothly, said a spokeswoman for the VAG transport company.

97 to 98 percent of the passengers would have worn the prescribed masks after initial observations.

If you don't wear them, the service staff will speak to you.

In addition, the passengers would be constantly informed about the new standard by announcement.

In Augsburg, reference was made to the goodwill week.

The masks would have to be worn, "but this week we will not expel anyone from the vehicle who still has a" normal "mask on," said a spokesman.

"Nevertheless, the vast majority of passengers are already wearing FFP2 masks."


The Munich transport company said the U-Bahn guard reported a rate of more than 90 percent.

"The non-carriers are addressed," said a spokesman.

«So far there have been no special incidents.

As a rule, people show themselves to be understanding. "

The transport companies also used various options, from subway television to tickers and social media, to draw attention to the mask requirement.

Since Monday, it has been mandatory to wear FFP2 protective masks in Bavarian buses, trams, underground and suburban trains and in all shops.

The Bavarian cabinet had decided last week that the usual everyday masks were no longer sufficient due to the corona pandemic and should therefore no longer be worn when shopping and in local transport.