Information on Corona in Freiburg

>> Here you can find the most important information. <<

What applies currently?

Status: 11.01.2021

>> A full version of the current Covid-19 regulations in Freiburg can be also found at the website of City Freiburg [in German].
>> All information about the current Covid-19 regulations of the state Baden-Württemberg ccan be found here on the website of the state government of Baden-Württemberg [in German].

- Curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. -

  • Staying outside one's own home in the period from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. is allowed only for valid reasons (work, doctor, emergency, etc.).
  • Self-collection of food from catering establishments is allowed only until 8 p.m. 
  • Sports with a maximum of two people or a household allowed between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • More about the curfew can be found on the website of the state government of Baden-Württemberg [in German].

- Nationwide lockdown from 16.12.2020 till 31.01.2021 -

  • Retail stores must close. Exceptions are:
    - Retail food stores
    - Weekly food markets and direct food marketers (e.g., farm stores)
    - Pharmacies, health food stores, medical supply stores, drugstores, opticians and hearing aid acousticians
    - Gas stations, auto repair shops and bicycle repair shops
    - Banks and post offices
    - Dry cleaners and laundromats
    - Pet supply stores and feed stores
    - Christmas tree sales
    - Wholesale trade
  • Click & Collect is possible at the retail stores.
  • Food delivery and pickup will remain available. Pickup is only possible between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public areas will be prohibited.
  • More about the lockdown and the exceptions over Christmas can be found on the website of the state government of Baden-Württemberg [in German].

- Reduce contact -

  • Private meetings are now only possible within the circle of one's own household and at most with one other person who does not belong to one's own household. Children under and incluse14 are counted.
  • In the public space, only stay with good reason, for example sports and exercise in the fresh air, is allowed exclusively alone, with another person not living in the same household or with the members of their own household.

- Mask duty -

  • in the city centre (exceptions: at eating, cycling and sports)
  • on weekly markets
  • in the universities and also on the seats
  • at city administration offices
  • in public transportations

- Culture and leisure facilities closed -

  • theatres, operas, concert halls, as well as museums
  • fairs, cinemas, leisure parks
  • leisure activities indoor and outdoor
  • arcades, casinos, betting shops
  • prostitution places, brothels

- Gastronomy closed -

  • bars, clubs, discos, pubs and similar establishments
  • restaurants and pubs (exception: delivery and take-away for consumption at home)

- Sports limited -

  • Leisure and amateur sports facilities, swimming pools and fun pools, thermal baths, saunas and fitness studios are closing
  • Sports allowed with a maximum of two people or a household between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Professional sport takes place without a spectator.

- Alcohol dispensing and consumption restricted -

  • Throughout the city, alcoholic beverages may not be served across the street (so-called "Gassenschank") in restaurants and hospitality establishments between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Alcohol serving and consumption in public places where people are either in a confined space or not just temporarily is prohibited from Saturday, December 12 at all hours. 

- Abstaining from travelling -

  • private trips and visits to relatives
  • cross-regional touristic trips
  • no accommodation offers for touristic purposes

The important institutions for serious and current information

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
The RKI is the central institution of the German Federal Government for disease surveillance and protection. The RKI is in this Corona pandemic time especially relevant for us. It summarizes continuously the current situation, evaluate all information and the risk for the residents in Germany.

Federal Ministry of Health
This website on Covid-19 from the Federal Ministry of Health summarizes all important information regarding the pandemic. Here you can find serious advices as well as information in the pandemic times. 

Federal Foreign Office
This page of the Federal Foreign Office can keep you updated of all current travel restrictions of other countries as well as information concerning restrictions for entry into Germany under the circumstance of the Corona pandemic.

Federal Government Commission for Migration, Refugees and Integration
Here you can find the current information about Covid-19 in Germany not only in English utt also in many other languages.

Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Wuerttemberg
Many of the Corona ordinances vary from federal state to federal state For inhabitants of Freiburg, the regulations of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg apply. Here at the website, you can find te ordinances in English and many other European languages.

Our appeal

  • Please follow the DHM formula (in German: AHA formula): Keeping distance – Paying attention to hygiene – wearing a mask.
  • When you have symptoms, please call a doctor before you go directly to the doctor’s office, to a hospital or to a Corona test station.
  • Please air your room regularly.
  • Help to fight against Covid-19 by using the “Corona-Warn-App”! 


Status: 14.01.2021

- Entry into Germany and international risk areas -

On the website of RKI, you can find the current list with all current Corona risk areas for Germany.

The Federal Foreign Office offers constantly current information about restrictions of entry into Germany.

The entry must be reported at, before you enter Germany. For more information to the digital report please refer to the information page from Federal Ministry of Health.

For travelers with previous stays in risk areas, a test is mandatory:

  • In case of area of variant of concern, a test has to be done before entry into Germany.
  • For "other" risk areas, a test has to be done within 48 hours of the entry into Germany.

Besides, if you have spent time in a risk area for ten days or more before your entry, you will have to go into a 10-day quarantine after your arrival in Germany. At the earliest on the fifth day after your arrival, you are allowed to do a corona test in your place of residence. With a negative test result you may end the quarantine immediately.

You can find more information for Freiburg on entry and quarantine from a risk area at the website of the state Baden-Württemberg.

- After contact with a Covid-19 infected person -

There are three categories for Covid-19 contact persons. With a contact in the category I, the risk for an infection could be high. 

Here at the website of RKI, you can find the definition of the three categories [only in German]. 

If you are not sure, which category you belong to and what you should do after having contact with a Covid-19 positive person, please call your family doctor. Alternatively, you can also call the Medical On-Call Service with the number +49 116 117, or the Health Office of the City Freiburg under the number +49 (0)761 2187 3003 (Mon-Thu 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., as well as Fri 8-12 a.m.).

First of all, there is no need to panic.

What you can do are the followings:

1) recall how close was the contact;
2) exam whether you have symptoms;
3) please stay at home and try to avoid contact with other people;
4) if you have a family doctor in Freiburg, call him or her in order to figure out the situation for yourself;
    if you have no family doctor in Freiburg, please call the Health Office of City Freiburg for further suggestions. The phone number of is: +49 (0)761 2187 3003 and you can reach them Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as Fri 8-12 a.m.. Out of the consultation hours of the Health Office, you can also call the Medical On-Call Service unter the number +49 116 117.

- Corona test -


a) you can call the Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigungen) with the number 116 117


b) you can find out the possible contact persons for you in Freiburg with this map.

- Quarantine -

Es gibt in Freiburg unterschiedliche Gruppen für Nachbarschaftshilfe. Wenn man allein wohnt und in Quarantäne ist, kann man nicht einkaufen gehen. In diesem Fall helfen euch die anderen Freiburgerinnen und Freiburger gerne mit der Nachbarschaftshilfe:

  • Hotline: +49 (0)761 201 3051 or +49 (0)761 201 3040
  • Here you can find directly someone in your neighborhood to help.
  • Facebook Group

- Contact -

You can call the Health Department of City of Freiburg if you have any concerns about Covid-19. The hotline can be reached from Monday to Thursday respectively from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on Friday from 8 to 12 a.m..

  • Phone number: +49 (0)761 2187 3003

The Health Department of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg also has a hotline in order to give advices to its inhabitants. The hotline can be reached from Monday to Freiburg, respectively from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m..

  • Phone number: +49 (0)711 904 39555

Please kindly have understanding that the hotline is at the moment used to capacity. Please try it repeatedly if you cannot reach the hotline with your first calls.

    The City Freiburg has set up a Corona Portal [only in German]. There you can find the current information to Covid-19 for inhabitants here in Freiburg, e.g. the current regulations, ordinance, FAQs, informaton about Covid-19 test and quarantine, as well as contact for further advices and help.