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.