Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What do I need to know?

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The Coronavirus has reached Germany-and our daily lives are affected by brand-new developments every day. In an attempt to control the spread as best as possible, the Federal Government is in constant dialogue with the federal states.

Here we offer an overview of current developments concerning the situation in Germany. The information is updated every day -and any changes in the situation will be followed and published. The information provided on this page is carefully verified for accuracy and relevance to make sure we prevent any misinformation.

What do I need to know?

How is the Coronavirus transmitted?

How serious is the risk of infection in Germany?

Who is particularly at risk?

What are the coronavirus symptoms?

What should I do if I suspect that I am infected?

What does self-isolation (“häusliche Quarantäne”) mean?

Can I get tested for Corona?

Why is Coronavirus so dangerous?

What can I do to prevent the virus from spreading?

I have corona. How can I protect my family/roommates?

How does the Corona Warning App work?

Am I immune to the virus after I recover from a Coronavirus infection?

Is there a vaccine against Corona yet?

How well-prepared is Germany?

Where can I find up-to-date and reliable information on what is going?


If you suspect that you are infected, contact the Germany-wide patient helpline by dialling 116117. They will let you know about the next steps. Please do not go to the doctor's office before first calling them.