Current mobility

Data up to: Sunday, November 22

Update: Mobility is now compared to the corresponding month from 2019, not just with March 2019. See our update post for details.

These graphics are updated regularly. They give a general picture of mobility reduction in Germany due to Covid-19 mobility restrictions.

Summary of key observations

  • Initial drop in mobility: Mobility fell to -39% below normal in mid-March 2020, after the majority of restrictions in Germany took effect.

  • Immediate recovery of mobility: In late March mobility, quickly increased again and finally plateaued at -27% in the second week of April. As restriction policies hardly changed during this time, this increase might be attributed mostly to a relaxing of self-imposed, individual mobility restrictions, paired with increased mobility due to warmer weather.

  • Gradual opening: Starting April 20th, some mobility restriction policies have been lifted. We observe an immediate increase in mobility to -21% in the week starting April 20th.

  • Return to normalcy: During May, more restrictions were lifted, and mobility gradually returned to close to normal.

  • Second wave: Since September there is a distinct increase in the number of cases in Germany. In October we do not yet see significant changes in the countrywide mobility so far.

  • Lockdown light: On November 2nd countrywide mobility restrictions took effect, causing a decline in mobility.

Futher info

You can explore the most current numbers and regional patterns in the Mobility Monitor. For more detailed analysis see our reports.