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Important information for your visit to Berlin

What Berlin-visitors should know

Dear Berlin-visitors and Berliners,

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

Please show responsibility, wear your masks and follow the hygiene rules of the organizers. Don't be shy, but show your love for Berlin with d i s t a n c e - in support of everyones safety.

  • Public transportation will get you safely to your destination in Berlin: doors of the S-Bahn and U-Bahn open automatically. Please board the buses at the back and wear a mouth-nose cover, also in train stations and ferry terminals, and when taking a cab. Violations can be punished with a fine of at least 50 to 500 euros.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose mask is also obligatory in retail stores and when visiting cultural institutions (museums, cinemas, theaters). Excluded are children up to the age of six years.
  • Reserve tickets in advance online. Most attractions offer time slots.
  • Please follow the rules of hygiene in restaurants. Masks may be taken off at the table. The documentation of your contact details is necessary for indoor and outdoor guests and serves to trace possible chains of infection.
  • Between the tables in a restaurant a minimum distance of 1,5 m must be provided. It is now allowed again to sit at the bar.
  • Hotels and vacation apartments may - under consideration of a hygiene concept - offer overnight stays. Spa and wellness areas remain closed. Dry saunas are an exception, as long as there are no infusions.
  • Further reduce physical social contact with other people to a minimum and keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m.
  • At public meetings with more than 100 participants, for example at demonstrations, masks are compulsory. If there is chanting or singing, the wearing of a mask should also be obligatory for fewer participants.
  • Please use the Corona-Warn-App.

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

Important travel information

Traveling to Berlin by airplane: 

  • The Berlin City-Airport Tegel will remain open until November.
  • Here you will find information on processing passengers at the airport under corona conditions as well as information on corona tests for passengers from risk areas
  • Here you can find an overview of all flight connections from Berlin-Tegel and Berlin Schönefeld
  • As some processes at the airport take considerably longer in compliance with the new distance and hygiene rules, travellers will be asked to be at the airport two hours before departure.
  • Processes such as check-in and security checks are to 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 mouth-nose 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. 

Travelling to Berlin by train

To the offers

Further travel information:

The most important current information on the situation in Berlin

General security tips for your Berlin trip

The German capital is considered relatively safe in national and international comparison with other cities. Nevertheless, you should consider a few security aspects. Here you will find general security tips from the Berlin police.

Safety in Berlin


If you are currently unable to travel to Berlin, we will regularly send you bright spots and inspiration from the city of freedom in our visitBerlin blog.