Coronavirus: Information for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

What do I need to know?

The coronavirus pandemic is still a serious concern with widespread implications for public life in Germany. Namely, various regulations concerning asylum seekers and refugees have been affected. Here you can find all you need to know about the processing of asylum applications, Dublin procedures, applications for family reunification and alike during the pandemic.

For general information about authorities' working hours/contact information as well as other topics concerning public life visit our chapter "Coronavirus - Public Life".

What Do I need to know?

Which measures have been taken in accommodation centres?

Can I get vaccinated without health insurance?

Are deportations from Germany still ongoing?

What happens with my “Dublin case”?

Can I still apply for asylum?

Will BAMF continue to process my asylum application?

How can I have my "Duldung" extended?

Will my application for family reunification be processed further?


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.