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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.

  • 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.
  • Wearing a mouth-nose mask is also obligatory in retail stores. Excluded are children up to the age of six years.
  • Please take a seat at the tables in restaurants and follow the rules of hygiene. Masks may be taken off at the table.
  • 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.
  • Further reduce physical social contact with other people to a minimum and keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m.

Berlin is open

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

Important travel information

  • Most borders in Europe are open again, the travel warning for many countries has been lifted, but there are exceptions - please inform yourself.
  • Outside the EU, the German government extended the travel warning for tourists for more than 160 countries until 31 August. 
  • Travellers from so-called risk areas in Germany have to stay in quarantine for two weeks if they cannot show a current negative corona test.
  • As of August 3, a corona test is mandatory for travellers from risk areas. The tests are free of charge.

Traveling to Berlin by airplane: 

  • The Berlin City-Airport Tegel will remain open until November.
  • A corona test is obligatory for travellers from risk areas. The tests are free of charge. Results will be available in within 48 hours.
    • Tegel Airport: Corona test station of the Charité at Terminal A
    • Schönefeld Airport: Corona test station at Terminal L
  • Starting in July, 36 airlines will fly from Berlin to over 100 destinations in 40 countries. Numerous airlines are resuming or expanding their flight operations from the capital region. As a result, numerous additional European holiday destinations are now back in the programme. The airlines plan to offer additional destinations in August. 
  • 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

  • Deutsche Bahn wants to return to all neighbouring countries by the end of June.
  • With the Bahnhit Deal Berlin-Erlebe Deine Hauptstadt!, visitors can travel to Berlin safely and at low cost. The travel package includes travel to and from Berlin by Deutsche Bahn, including three nights in a hotel with breakfast and a free Berlin WelcomeCard for each participant.

To the offers

Further travel information:

  • Most BVG service points are open again for you.
  • In addition to the city tickets "Berlin WelcomeCard", "Berlin WelcomeCard all inclusive", there is now a special offer for Berlin residents and day guests: the "Berlin WelcomeBack Card". 
  • Changed opening hours at Berlin Tourist Info:
    • Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz: daily 8 am to 6 pm
    • Central station: daily 10 am to 6 pm
    • Tegel Airport, main hall: daily 10 am to 2 pm
    • Brandenburg Gate: daily 10 am to 7 pm
  • This Berlin Tourist Info are still closed:
  • Europe Center
  • Tegel Airport, Terminal A (Gate 1)

The most important current information on the situation in Berlin

Berlin is open


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