Navigate the “Corona” rules: Like the United States, German states have different coronavirus protocols and social norms. If you are traveling across the country, expect the rules to change. Also, keep in mind that protocols can change quickly, depending on local infection rates. In general, the regulations relating to the coronavirus – called “Corona” in Germany – remain stricter than those in the United States. Unless you’re renting a private home and sticking to outdoor spaces on your sightseeing tours, expect to see those three words a lot: “geimpft, getestet, genesen”. They translate to “vaccinated, tested, recovered”. You must meet one of these criteria to dine indoors at many restaurants and participate in some indoor attractions.