Dear Berlin visitors and Berliners,
Berlin extends the currently valid Corona rules until May 9.
From Saturday, 24 April, the nationwide emergency brake will come into effect in Berlin.
What applies with the emergency brake (Notbremse) in Berlin
The emergency brake rules apply if the threshold of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded in seven days on three consecutive days - and must be implemented on the day after next. They remain in force until the incidence falls below the threshold of 100 for five consecutive days.
Contacts and curfew
- The curfew applies between 10 pm and 5 am. Jogging or walking alone is allowed until midnight.
- Two households, but no more than five people, are allowed to meet outside.
- From 9 pm onwards, people are only allowed to be outside alone or in pairs at most.
- Indoors, only one household plus one additional person at a time. Children under 14 are exempt.
Shops and restaurants
- Supermarkets, drugstores and pharmacies, among others, may remain open.
- Many shops must close at an incidence of 150, although the collection of ordered goods remains permitted.
- In general, shops may only open for appointment customers with a negative Corona test.
- Food service, including restaurants with outdoor seating, will remain closed. Pick-up and delivery of food is permitted.
- Theatres, operas, concert halls, museums, exhibitions and memorials must close.
- Cinemas and clubs will also remain closed.
Please show responsibility, wear your FFP2 mask, follow the Corona rules and hygiene regulations and use the Corona warning app.
The most important current information on the situation in Berlin
The Robert Koch Institute publishes the current case numbers of the federal states on a daily basis (some of it only in German language). Here are some additional sources of information.
- The Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery: Corona virus information
- Test centres in Berlin can be found here: test-to-go.berlin
- Here you will find information of the Federal Ministry of Health
- Daily updated COVID-19 case numbers and evaluations of the Berlin health administration (in German language)
- We have summarised information on support for Berlin companies here.
Please continue to behave responsibly, wear your protective mouth-nose masks and keep your distance. Frequent hand washing also remains an important factor in containing coronavirus. In addition, vaccinations and increased testing should help contain the virus.
Information about entry to Berlin
- Domestic quarantine of 10 days is compulsory for those entering from risk areas, for all who enter from areas with virus variants 14 days.
- Long-distance buses in regular and occasional service are now allowed to stop at different stations in Berlin than the Central Bus Station if they come from a risk area.
- The public transport system will also remain in operation. Doors of the suburban and underground trains will open automatically. Please board the buses at the rear. And wear a FFP2 mask, also in railway stations and ferry terminals, and when travelling by taxi. Violations can be punished with a fine of at least 50 to 500 euros.
- Here you will find all the important information on how to get to Berlin.
- Federal Ministry of Health: Current information for travellers
Please show responsibility, wear your mask, observe the Corona rules and hygiene regulations and use the Corona Warning App.
Inspirations from Berlin
Berlin will still be Berlin - and we will continue to send you tips and ideas on how to experience the beautiful sides of the capital - virtually and, of course, outdoors.
- Here you can find the current overview: What's open in Berlin.
- With our highlight on Urban Art. you can experience the whole of Berlin as a gigantic open-air gallery. You can also find tips on this in our blog. We take you to the most "instagrammable" street art spots, and introduce you to the top street art icons. Discover street art by tram and train or by bike.
Tipp: On our story App ABOUT BERLIN, the digital city guide for all those who want to experience Berlin's history and stories on site - or virtually - you will find many more exciting topics and tour suggestions.
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- Discover art in public spaces or go on a Berlin tour with an audio guide.
- Take walks, go skating or jogging and discover Berlin by bike!
- In addition, you can of course also experience art and culture from Berlin digitally.
- In our visitBerlin blog you will find further inspiration. For our " Powerful Stories from Berlin", we have taken a look at the past 600 years of history and selected those moments and episodes in which Berliners have shown very special courage and strength. Let us inspire you and strengthen you a little.
- With our monthly newsletter, we are happy to keep you up to date on current trends and future travel offers from the capital.
- For a hopeful peek into the future, check out our Berlin highlights in 2021. If you'd like to take a look ahead to the following year, you'll find lots of exciting information in our Berlin 2022 preview.
Our city has already survived many crises. This time we will make it too!
Take care of your loves ones and stay healthy!
Your visitBerlin team
+++ Please observe the current guidelines and instructions of the Robert Koch Institute +++