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LATEST INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus - information and links in multiple languages

Each and every individual can contribute with their behavior to protect the elderly and people with previous illnesses from the coronavirus. A slower course is necessary so as not to overload health systems. Politicians have taken measures to slow the spread of the virus and to cushion the economic consequences.

The Federal Government provides information on the current status of the corona virus on various channels. Below you will find a selection of the most important topics.

Flyer with information about the corona virus (Click to download PDF)

Grafische Darstellung des Coronavirus mit dem Text "Was Sie jetzt über Corona wissen müssen" - Verhaltenstipps, Arbeitsrecht und Reisebestimmungen auf einen Blick" © Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration

Information on health, hygiene and infection

All information about hygiene rules, precautionary measures and the risk of infection you find at the follwoning links. The links also inform you what to do if you are infected and what quarantine in germany actually means.

New Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: Information and practical advice
(Source: Ethno-Medical Center Germany)

FAQs on the coronavirus and on health-related measures
(source: Federal Press Office)

Rules of hygiene
(source: Federal Centre for Health Education)

Leaflet on protection against infections 
(source: Federal Ministry of Health)

Information regarding Covid-19 in Germany
(source: Federal Ministry of Health)

Medical information
(source: European Commission)

Information for workers

For many people, change the situation at work because of the corona pandamic: employers orders short-time work, order homeoffice or people have to look to their children which at home. All information are here:

Corona: Important information for workers
(Source: BEMA)

Coronavirus: Questions relating to labour law.
(source: Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs) 

Information about corona and labour law 
(source: Fair mobility)

Multilingual information about Corvid-19 and mini-job
(source: BemA Sachsen-Anhalt)

Information for self-employed and companies

You are self-employed and need support to survive the economic bottlenecks caused by the corona pandemic: Here you can find information on measures such as short-time work benefits, liquidity support and tax deferral.

SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Safety and Health Standard
(source: Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs) 

Funding instruments of the Federal Government and the Federal States to overcome the corona crisis
(source: IQ Fachstelle - Migrantenökonomie)

Emergency assistance for micro enterprises, freelancers and one-person businesses
(source: German gouvernment)

Information on support available to companies and workers
(source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) 

KfW coronavirus aid: loans for companies
(Source: KfW group)

Information on public life

Public life is severely restricted by necessary measures. Here you can find current information on which facilities are closed and which are open. You will also learn the most important things about border controls and travel restrictions as well as special regulations for cross-border commuters.

On 6 May 2020, the Federal Government and the Federal States decided on further steps to open up during the corona pandemic. Here in English.
(Source: The Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration)

The Federal Government and the Federal States agreed on 30 April 2020 on further easing: Common strategy to fight the pandemic
(Source: Federal Government)

Resolution of the Federal Government and the Federal States: contact restrictions to be extended
(Source: Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration)

Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak
(source: European Commission)

Agreement between the Federal Government and the Länder on guidelines on a uniform approach in the light of the coronavirus epidemic in Germany
(Source: Federal Government)

FAQs on travel restrictions and border control
(source: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community)

Information for persons arriving in Germany and concerning travel
(source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)   

COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice
(source: UK Government)

General questions and answers

Here you find general information on the situation in Germany.

Coronavirus – How the Federal Government is helping
(Source: Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration)

Speech of the Federal Chancellor 
(Source: German government)

Situation in Germany: Important questions and answers about coronavirus
(Source: German government)

Further FAQs on the coronavirus
(Source: handbookgermany.de)

Further Information