Information on Coronavirus in different languages

    Here is the most important advice on hygiene measures to protect yourself from a virus infection (such as COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2).

    The Federal Government provides current information and data on the coronavirus in various languages.

    To help you find what you are looking for, the Kreisverwaltung gives you an overview of all that is published on the respective Government website. It is unfortunately impossible to provide a direct link to each document, but we are hoping that our list which mirrors the order of the website, is of help.


    • Chancellor Angela Merkel's address to the nation
    • Statement of Chancellor Angela Merkel
    • General information in Turkish

    Audio Podcasts

    • Chancellor Merkel on the Federal Cabinet's decisions in response to the coronavirus

    Informative texts

    • Press release on the decision on measures taken by Chancellor Merkel and the minister-presidents of the Federal States (Länder)
    • General questions and answers
    • Questions and answers on health protection
    • Effects on labour law-related matters
    • Information and support for enterprises
    • Information for travels to Germany (FAQs)
    • Information on COVID-19
    • Information provided by WHO
    • General information on the coronavirus
    • Guidelines on how to slow the spread of COVID-19 issued by the Government on March 16, 2020 (outdated)

    Fact sheets (ready for download)

    • Leaflet with practical advice on hygiene and quarantine (confinement)
    • Instructions for academic institutions
    • How to protect yourself from infections
    • Most important hygiene measures
    • Information for travellers within the Schengen area
    • Information for travellers outside the Schengen area