Status: 23.11.2021

Dear RUHR.TOPCARD holders, 

we summarise for you the most important regulations from the Corona Protection Ordinance, which will be valid throughout NRW from Wednesday, 24.11.2021.

2G rules in the cultural and leisure sector
Only immunised persons who are fully vaccinated or have recovered are allowed to visit cultural, sports and leisure events and facilities. This includes visits to museums, exhibitions, concerts, theatres, cinemas, zoos, zoological gardens, amusement parks, swimming pools and wellness facilities. 

In addition, the obligation to wear a mask (in public transport, in trade, indoors with public traffic) remains in principle and the AHA regulations (distance, hygiene, breathing mask) must also be observed. 

Before your visit, please check the required guidelines on our website (e.g. on reservation obligations for RUHR.TOPCARD holders) and then the information on the websites of the respective partners (e.g. admission restrictions 2G, 2G plus, changed opening hours).  It is also advisable to regularly inform yourself about the current Corona Ordinance of the State of NRW. For this purpose, please visit the website of the state at 

This is what the 2G rule means in detail:

Who is considered vaccinated, who is considered recovered?

A person is considered vaccinated or recovered if he or she can prove that he or she has been fully vaccinated or has recovered. This is done by:

proof of a complete vaccination against COVID-19 completed at least 14 days ago with a vaccine licensed in the European Union - through the entry in the vaccination certificate or the digital proof of vaccination, or
proof of a positive test result (nucleic acid detection by PCR, PoC-PCR, etc.) at least 28 days and not more than six months ago, or
Proof of a positive test result (see above) in combination with proof of an administered vaccine dose against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorised in the European Union.

Background: Within the first six months after infection, sufficient immunisation is assumed; thereafter, i.e. after more than six months, an additional vaccine dose is required.

Children and adolescents of compulsory school age are considered to have been tested due to their participation in the compulsory school tests; they only need to show their school ID card. Children up to the age of school entry do not need a Coronatest at all. In principle, they are on an equal footing with tested persons and are not subject to any access restrictions under the ordinance.


We have tried our best to provide you with adequate compensation by extending the period of use until 30 April 2021. Unfortunately, however, there were again severe restrictions on visiting the excursion destinations during this period, so that no adequate compensation was possible.

A further extension of the period of use no longer seems expedient to us. We have therefore decided to end the extension period on 30.04.2021 and offer you a financial refund. The refund will be 1/6 of the purchase price of your RUHR.TOPCARD(s) 2020 and will be available until 31.12.2024.  

Here you can find all the information about the refund and what you need to do to get it. 


Our Corona FAQs

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Will I get money back for the RUHR.TOPCARD 2020?

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