Current Guest Information

Dear Potsdam guests,

we can welcome you back to Potsdam and would like to inform you about everything you should know for your carefree trip. Free of worries – that's not only the name of Potsdam's most famous Sanssouci Palace. It is also a feeling we are most craving for right now. PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH supports you as a "host with responsibility" in planning your long-awaited trip and implements additional service and hygiene measures in addition to the legal standards.

Of course, there are still some regulations that you should be aware of for your trip to Potsdam. We will keep you up to date on all current rules so that you can enjoy carefree moments in Brandenburg's state capital. You can also get the latest information from our Service Center – by phone on +49 (0) 331 2755 88 99 or by e-mail to info@potsdamtourismus.de. We are there for you in our tourist information centres on weekdays from 9:00 am as a "host with responsibility" with a hygiene concept that complies with the current regulations and digital contact tracking.

Regardless of the incidence, the general hygiene rules and recommendations as well as special consideration keeping your distance, use corona tests and pay attention to hygiene are the most important protective measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Clinical or FFP2 masks are mandatory in enclosed public spaces, e.g. in shops, restaurants, cultural institutions, sports facilities, body care service facilities and on public transport.

Due to the rapid increase in Corona infection rates, the Brandenburg government has passed new Corona containment regulations, which will be in effect from 15 November until 5 December 2021.

Editorial status: November 25, 2021

 

What is the current situation in Potsdam?

For the latest news about Covid-19 (coronavirus), please refer to the daily press and the Federal Ministry of Health. Up-to-date information on the development can also be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

 

Can I travel to Potsdam?

Tourist overnight stays are possible. You can book accommodation via our Service Center +49 (0) 331 2755 88 99

 

Where does the the 2G rule apply?

Only vaccinated or convalescent people and children under the age of 12 have acess to

  • restaurants, cafés etc.
  • hotels and guesthouses
  • swimming pools, saunas, thermal spas and wellness centres
  • city bus tours, coaches and boat trips
  • cinemas (except drive-in), theatres, opera houses
  • casinos and betting shops
  • discotheques, clubs and at festivals
  • fairs and exhibitions
  • entertainment events

Furthermore, personal contact data will be collected for contact tracing. The 2G rule does not apply to young people under the age of 18 and people who for health reasons cannot be vaccinated (medical certificate required). These people must present a negative test result. Adults who have not been vaccinated must also wear an FFP2 mask.

 

Where does the the 3G rule apply?

Only vaccinated people, convalescent people or others presenting a negative test and children under the age of 12 have acess to

  • campsites for tents, mobile homes and caravans
  • holiday homes and apartments
  • charter boats
  • indoor sports facilities and playgrounds
  • sports and fitness centres
  • body care service facilities (e.g. hairdressers, with the exception of medical, therapeutic and care services)

Furthermore, personal contact data will be collected for contact tracing.

 

What else can I do?

Potsdam and its surroundings offer you a beautiful landscape for entertaining walks and extensive hiking tours. No matter what age you are and whether you want to explore the natural beauty of the city with children or your dog – Potsdam's hiking trails are diverse and provide you with great opportunities for active recreation. You can find our tour tips here.

 

What will be accepted as proof of status?

People who are fully vaccinated must confirm their status by presenting a vaccination card, a digital vaccination certificate or a printout of the QR code. Those who have recovered from Corona must present the positive PCR test which was taken at least 28 days and no more than six months earlier.

Proof of a negative test (lateral flow or PCR) is required to have been issued at an official test centre, by the person´s employer or following a lateral flow test (self test) carried out under supervision at the location. The result must not be more than 24 hours old.

 

Are there entry regulations to Germany?

Visitors arriving from high-risk, high-incidence or virus variant areas abroad must register online at einreiseanmeldung.de before entering the country and carry proof of registration with them. Where digital registration is not technically possible, a paper alternative is available. After arriving in Brandenburg, visitors from high-risk and high-incidence areas must immediately go into quarantine for ten days. This can be ended early with a negative test, proof of recovery or proof of vaccination (transmitted via the website einreiseanmeldung.de). For anyone arriving from a high-incidence area, the test and subsequent lifting of quarantine restrictions cannot take place until five days after arrival at the earliest.

Where can I find more information about the coronavirus?

Corona-Hotline Brandenburg (Mo-Fri, 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.): +49 (0)331 86 83 777

Corona-Hotline Potsdam-Mittelmark (Mo-Fri, 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.): +49 (0)33841 91 111

Corona-Hotline Berlin: +49 (0)30 90 282828

Corona-Hotline Federation: +49 (0)30 346 465 100

General medical on-call service (helps in the search for medical practices): 116117

Independent patient advice Germany:+49 (0)800 011 77 22