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 Berlin.de.

Changes since July 10

There are no new changes since July 10. The Senate meets every 2 weeks on Tuesday. On their last meeting (July 19), they did not make any changes1.

Changes on July 10

  • Meeting people: up to 100 people can meet outdoors, or 50 people indoors.
  • Outdoor events can have up to 2,000 participants. If there are more than 750 participants, you need a negative test. Dancing events can have up to 1,000 participants. Participants must be assigned a place, unless everyone at the event has a negative test.
  • Indoor events can have up to 1,000 participants, or 2,000 participants with good ventilation. If there are more than 50 participants, you need a negative test. Participants must be assigned a place, unless everyone at the event has a negative test.
  • Sports events can have up to 25,000 participants if the incidence rate is under 35. You need a negative test.
  • Employers do not need to offer home office for their employees.
  • Masks: You can use an OP mask in most places. You only need an FFP-2 mask in public transport, and for body services (körpernahen Dienstleistungen) like barbers, hair salons, massage parlours, cosmetic studios and tattoo shops1.
  • Cruises and city tours do not need an appointment. You only need a negative test if you go indoors.
  • Alcohol ban: there is no more alcohol ban in parking spaces.

Reminder: You don't need a negative test if you are fully vaccinated, or if you have a positive PCR test that is 28 to 180 days old.1, 2

Sources: RBB24, Berliner Zeitung, Tagesspiegel

Changes on July 3

  • Meeting people: 100 people can meet outside1. 10 people from 5 households can meet inside1.
  • Outdoor events can have up to 2000 participants with a test, or 500 participants without a test1.
  • Indoor events can have up to 500 participants1.
  • Cinemas and theatres can have up to 1,000 people1.
  • Registration: You don't need to give your name and address when you visit a store, a museum or a library1.
  • Universities can reopen to the public1.
  • Masks: In classes, gyms and dance studios, you can wear an OP mask instead of an FFP-2 mask.

Changes on June 21

  • Kitas can completely reopen1.

Changes on June 18

  • Masks: You don't need a mask outside. You can visit shopping streets, zoos and the botanical garden without wearing a mask.
  • Events can have up to 1,000 guests outside, or up to 250 guests inside1. Fairs (Jahrmärkte und Volksfeste) are allowed again. Open air dances are allowed, with up to 250 guests. Private events (like weddings or parties) can have 100 guests outside, or 50 guests inside1.
  • Clubs can reopen with a limited number of guests.
  • Hair salons do not require a test. If you must remove your mask (for example to trim your beard), you still need a test1.
  • Indoor swimming pools, saunas and therms can reopen1. You must have a negative test. Steam baths (Dampfbäder) stay closed.
  • Casinos, arcades and amusement parks can reopen1.
  • Alcohol: You can buy alcohol at any time of the day.

Changes on June 11

  • Hotels and pensions can reopen for tourists1, 2. You need a negative test. Hotels in Brandenburg can also reopen1.

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: