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Important information for your visit to Berlin

What Berlin-visitors should know (As of June 15, 11 am)

Dear Berlin visitors and Berliners,

#Berlinreopens

Berlin is now looking forward to welcoming you again. At the same time, the city is working on solutions to make your visit to Berlin as safe as possible. For most attractions you may purchase online tickets with time slots. In restaurants the tables are moved apart and hygiene measures are taken.

  • Most attractions offer online tickets with time slot selection and disinfection options.
  • However, you should continue to practice social distancing. As far as possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained. 
  • Families and house communities may spend time outside together, but a minimum distance of 5 metres must be maintained between individual groups.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose mask in public is strongly recommended, in public transportation it will be compulsory to wear a mouthguard from 27 April 2020, in retail outlets it will be compulsory to wear a mouth-nose mask from Wednesday 29 April. Children up to the age of six years are exempt.

The most important current information on the situation in Berlin


+++ Please observe the current guidelines and instructions of the Robert-Koch-Instituts +++
 

What is open? What is closed?

Important travel information

  • Berlin's City-Airport Tegel will remain open until November.
  • The borders between Germany and its neighboring countries have again been passable without controls since June 15. Exceptions are the controls at the Austrian border.
  • Most borders in Europe are also open again, the travel warning for many countries has been lifted, but there are exceptions.
  • An entry ban still exists for Spain, Finland and Norway. For Sweden there is a huge warning.
  • Outside the EU, the German government extended the travel warning for tourists for more than 160 countries until 31 August.
  • Changed opening hours at Berlin Tourist Info:
    • Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz: daily 9 am to 3 pm
    • Central station: daily 10 am to 6 pm
    • Airport Tegel, main hall: daily 10 am to 2 pm
    • These Berlin Tourist Info will be closed until further notice:
      • Brandenburg Gate, southern gate house
      • Europe Center
      • Tegel Airport, Terminal A (Gate 1)
  • In addition to the city tickets "Berlin WelcomeCard", there is now a special offer for Berlin* residents and day visitors: the "Berlin WelcomeBackCard". 
  • With the "Bahnhit Deal Berlin", visitors can travel to Berlin particularly cheaply and safely. The travel package includes arrival and departure by Deutsche Bahn, hotel accommodation including breakfast and now the Berlin WelcomeCard free of charge.
  • Deutsche Bahn wants to go to all neighbouring countries again by the end of June.
  • At the airport:
    • Since some processes at the airport will take considerably longer under the new distance and hygiene rules, travellers will be required to be at the airport two hours before departure.
    • Processes such as check-in and security checks should be as contactless as possible: Please check in online and load your boarding pass directly onto your smartphone.
    • At the security checkpoints, each traveller is currently only allowed to carry one piece of hand luggage at the request of the Federal Police. 
    • In the terminals in Schoenefeld and Tegel, as well as in the catering and shopping areas of the airports, the wearing of a face-mask is mandatory for travellers.
    • Arriving passengers are requested to leave the terminal immediately after arrival and baggage reclaim. Please have people collecting passengers waiting outside the terminals. 
    • Easyjet will resume the four domestic flights from Berlin on 1 September.

#FromBerlinWithLove

If you are currently unable to travel to Berlin, we will regularly send you inspiration from the city of freedom in our visitBerlin-Blog. In addition, numerous digital offers have been established over the past few weeks that will bring Berlin flair directly into your living room.