At present, all federal states in Germany, including Bavaria, have reported cases of infection with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The following information provides an overview for all tourists and guests visiting the city of Munich.
From the night of Friday March 20th, to Saturday March 21st, starting at midnight, Bavaria is under a national shelter-in-place-order.
This initially applies to 14 days. Citizens and visitors to the city of Munich are obliged to only go outside if urgent matters such as shopping food or a doctor's visit are necessary, or if an emergency has occurred.
It is also permitted to go for a walk or do outdoor sports, but only one person is allowed at a time, an exception is to go outside with family members. Going to work is also allowed.
In addition, the gastronomy remains completely closed, that means restaurants and bars can no longer be visited. Getting food through ToGo and TakeAway is still possible. Shops with urgent daily needs such as banks or supermarkets remain open.
People not following these directives can be punished by law.
Munich‘s mayor Dieter Reiter has called up the Staff for Extraordinary Events, that is reacting upon daily developments. All decisions and actions taken can be found on the city of Munich‘s official website.
The Robert Koch Institute: The Robert Koch Institute is continuously monitoring the situation, evaluating all available information, estimating the risk for the population in Germany and providing health professionals with recommendations.
Other Languages: Bavaria's public-service radio and television broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk offers news and assistance on coronavirus in other languages.
The tourist information at the City Hall/Marienplatz and the Tourist Information at Munich main station/Hauptbahnhof are temporarely closed. The guest service is still reachable Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone: +49 89 233 96500.
Due to the coronavirus, several events in Munich are postponed or cancelled. Please check the websites of the hosts and institutions to find out whether events are taking place or visits are possible. For all current information please visit the website of muenchen.de
Messe München is observing the current developments in connection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 very closely. Their top priority is to deal responsibly with this situation. Its dynamic development makes it necessary to reassess the situation on a daily basis. For information on cancelled or postponed trade fairs, please visit the website of Messe München.
Due to the coronavirus, there may be short-term cancellation or delays in travel. Since the situation is dealt with on a daily basis, we ask you to inform yourself directly on the website of the respective airline or Deutsche Bahn.
Munich Airport: For general information about travelling to or from Munich, please visit Munich Airport official website.
Rail traffic / Deutsche Bahn: Information about travelling with Deutsche Bahn is provided here (German language only). For further questions about Corona and travelling with Deutsche Bahn please call (+49) (0) 800 5 14 15 14 (Deutsche Bahn Hotline)
Starting from March 17th 2020, the European Union has banned entry into Europe from countries outside the European Union. This should initially apply for 30 days. According to the Federal Minister of the Interior,
Horst Seehofer, the ban affects all flights and ship trips that have their origin outside the European Union. Non-EU citizens can therefore be turned away at Munich Airport.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, exceptions are possible for third-country residents with long-term residence rights in an EU country.
Citizens of EU countries and their relatives are permitted to transit through Germany. This also applies to citizens from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
In coordination with Germany’s neighbouring countries and the federal states affected, Germany's Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer has decided to temporarily reintroduce border control as an additional measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Checks will be in place at the land borders with Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Denmark as of Monday, 16 March 2020 at 08:00. More information is given by the German Ministry of the Interior.
For urgent questions remaining, please contact the City of Munich‘s Corona Hotline: +49 89 233 44740