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Corona Update

The Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, which has been in force since 19 June, provides for further relaxation. There have also been changes in the townhouse: The main entrance is open again, the service centre has extended opening hours until autumn.

Access only with mouth and nose protection

In the course of the "Corona loosening", the city administration has reopened both the main entrance and the entrance at the eastern platform to the citizens since Monday, 15 June 2020. Against the background of the applicable hygiene and infection protection regulations, visitors are only allowed to enter the town hall if they wear appropriate mouth and nose protection. In addition, floor markings will be placed both inside and outside the building to ensure the necessary safety distance. In order to avoid too great a crowd of citizens, public traffic will continue to be restricted to those who have made an appointment in advance.

Corona virus: current figures

The corona figures are updated from Monday to Friday around 10 am.

Since 29 February 2020, a total of 771 people have tested positive for coronavirus (as of Wednesday, 8 July). 8 people have died in connection with Covid-19, 751 people have recovered and 12 have become acutely ill.

In the past 7 days 11 new infections have been registered in Bonn; this corresponds to 3.33 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. With the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments against rising infection rates of 50 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the limit for the federal city of Bonn with more than 330,000 inhabitants is 165 cases.

There are 5 people (not only from Bonn) in the Bonn hospitals who have fallen ill with Covid-19 (as of Wednesday, July 8). Two patients are cared for on normal wards, 3 people are in intensive care, 2 of them need to be ventilated.

Returnees from risk areas

All returnees from risk areas are obliged to first stay in domestic quarantine and to report immediately to a doctor. Further information is available from the Federal Ministry of Health:

Corona crisis: extension of stay with a Schengen visa

Are you staying in Bonn with a Schengen visa for visiting or business purposes up to a maximum of 90 days and cannot leave the country in good time before the visa expires? Then we can help you!

In these cases it is possible to issue a border crossing certificate upon request. With this official document, the deadline for departure is postponed, currently to June 30, 2020.

Please submit the following documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of the visa
  • Copy of entry and exit stamps
  • Copy of the declaration of commitment
  • Proof of health insurance coverage by June 30, 2020
  • Power of attorney if you are represented by a third person.

Please send these documents to  termine-auslaenderamtbonnde

The same applies to a visa-free visit. Here too we ask for the submission of the above documents (with the exception of a visa and a declaration of commitment). 

Requirement to wear protective masks

Since 27 April 2020, the wearing of a mouth and nose cover has been mandatory:

  • at points of sale and in retail stores, at weekly markets,
  • in the collection of food and drinks within catering establishments,
  • on all common areas of shopping centres (shopping malls, factory outlets and similar facilities,
  • in all sales and showrooms of craftsmen and service providers,
  • in the provision and use of crafts and services which are provided without maintaining a safe distance of 1.5 metres from the customer (except when driving a vehicle in road traffic)
  • in medical practices and similar health care facilities, and
  • in the use of public transport and its facilities.

The covering must be large enough to cover mouth, nose and cheek. A textile barrier, which almost everyone has at home, is therefore sufficient. As mouth-nose cover cloths, scarves, self-sewn masks (community masks), purchased disposable masks as well as purchased fabric masks (washable) are used.

Violations of this obligation are punishable by a fine of 150 euros.

Only with appointment to the city administration

The City Council would like to remind you once again that all of the City Council's service buildings have been closed to the public since 19 March 2020. A visit to the administration is only possible by prior appointment. Access controls are in place at the entrances to the buildings. The administration therefore appeals to clarify any concerns by telephone or e-mail. An overview of the central telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the various specialist services can be found on the city's website at

Multilingual Information

Information on questions concerning the corona virus in multiple languages.

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  • City of Bonn
  • Giacomo Zucca/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Giacomo Zucca
  • Giacomo Zucca / Bundesstadt Bonn

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