Coronavirus: Information for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

What do I need to know?

The spread of coronavirus infections in Germany is a serious concern with widespread implications for public life. 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?

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, please do not go to the doctor's office before first calling them. You can also contact the Germany-wide patients' helpline by dialling 116117 and ask for help. Alternatively, you can call your state's Corona hotline.