This guide explains the Coronavirus situation in Berlin. It is updated at least once a day, when there is new information.

Coronavirus restrictions in Berlin

The full list of restrictions is on

Changes on September 18

    • 2G means vaccinated or recovered (geimpft oder genesen). This means that you are either fully vaccinated (Vollgeimpft), or that you have a positive PCR test that is 28 to 180 days old.
    • 3G means vaccinated, recovered or tested (geimpft, genesen oder getestet). This means that a recent negative test is also accepted.

    These places must apply the 2G rule
    You must be vaccinated or recovered to visit those places.

    • Brothels
    • Clubs
    • Steam baths and saunas with infusion

    These places can choose to apply the 2G rule
    They can decide if they accept people with a negative test. They can also apply 2G on certain days, and 3G on other days.

    • Gyms
    • Hair salons
    • Libraries
    • Massage parlours
    • Museums
    • Restaurants
    • Saunas without infusion
    • Sports clubs
    • Theatres
    • Touristic services
    • Zoos

    These places must apply the 3G rule.
    They must accept people with a negative test. They can't apply the 2G rule.

    • Government buildings (Bürgeramt, Ausländerbehörde, Standesamt, ...)
    • Hospitals (for visitors)
    • Hotels
    • International flights
    • Kitas
    • Public transit
    • Schools
    • Shops

    Sources: Berliner Zeitung, RBB24

    Changes on September 4

    • Clubs can open their indoor area, but only for people who are fully vaccinated, or who recovered from coronavirus in the last 28 to 180 days1. A negative test is not enough1.
    • Children who go to schools or Kitas must quarantine for 5 days instead of 14. They must quarantine if they are infected, or of they are in contact with an infected person.

    Changes on August 20

    • Negative PCR tests are valid for 48 hours, instead of 24 hours. Rapid antigen tests are only valid for 24 hours1.
    • Indoor events: You need a negative test.
    • Outdoor events: If there are more than 100 people, you need a negative test.
    • All events: If people can't stay 1.5m apart, everyone needs a negative test, or everyone must wear a mask at all times.
    • Hair salons and massage parlours: You need a negative test.
    • Hotels: You need a negative test on the day you arrive, and every 3 days after that.
    • Hospitals: If you visit someone at the hospital, you need a negative test.
    • School pupils do not need to show a negative test.

    Source: RBB24, Berliner Zeitung

    Full list of restrictions

    Travel restrictions in Berlin and Germany

      Quarantine requirements in Berlin

      Official information for Berlin ➞

      Official information for all of Germany ➞

      Coronavirus tests in Berlin

      Coronavirus testing information for Berlin ➞

      Coronavirus vaccine in Berlin

      Coronavirus vaccine information for Berlin ➞

      Corona hotlines for Berlin

      If you have coronavirus symptoms, or questions about getting tested, call one of the coronavirus hotlines.

      You can also call your local Gesundheitsamt: