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.

We will keep you up to date on all current regulations 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 also there for you in our tourist information centres on weekdays from 9:00 am.

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.

The Brandenburg state government has passed the ordinance on temporary basic measures to protect against infection. It is valid until April 30, 2022.

Accordingly, all passengers in local public transport must wear an FFP2 mask. The only exceptions to this are

  • Children under 6 years old.
  • Deaf and hard of hearing people, their companion and, if necessary, people who communicate with them.
  • People who are unable or unreasonable to use an FFP2 mask, surgical mask or mouth and nose cover due to a disability or for health reasons. This must be proven on site by means of an original written medical certificate.
  • Personnel if the spread of transferable droplet particles is reduced by suitable technical devices with the same effect as wearing a surgical mask.

All other measures have now been lifted. However, please note: Tourist and gastronomic providers as well as cultural institutions have the possibility to define protective measures via their domiciliary rights. It may still be necessary to wear a mask. We therefore recommend that you inform yourself before visiting the websites of the providers and have an FFP2 mask ready as a precaution.

Editorial status: April 4, 2022

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

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.

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