Which legal regulations apply when entering Bonn?
Do I have to report my entry to the city of Bonn?
You are required to complete a digital entry declaration if you have been in a risk area within 10 days prior to entry.
Persons staying in Germany for less than 24 hours as part of border traffic with neighboring countries do not have to register their entry.
Where can I find an overview of risk areas?
Do I have to get tested before I enter the country?
- All entrants who are 6 years of age or older and have been in a high-risk area for the 10 days prior to entry must be able to prove they are not infected with SARS-CoV-2 no later than 48 hours after entry.
- Air travelers must be tested prior to departure. For entries from a high incidence area, testing must occur no more than 48 hours prior to entry.
- For entries from a virus variant area, testing must have occurred no more than 24 hours prior to entry.
- Entry testing can be performed as a rapid test or PCR testing.
- There is a charge for the test.
- Medical practices and test centers that perform COVID-19 smears can be found here: .
- Those who wish to be tested voluntarily must contact their primary care physician's office or one of the practices on this list, if applicable.
- Vaccination and convalescent certificates can substitute for a negative test certificate and exempt you from the entry quarantine. This does not apply in the case of a previous stay in a virus variant area.
Exempt from the testing requirement include:
- Transients on a direct route without an overnight stay,
- small border traffic with the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg for stays of less than 24 hours.
Do I have to go into quarantine after I enter the country?
- Persons entering the country from a virus-variant area must go into quarantine for 14 days immediately after entry. The 14 days are counted from the day of departure from the countries concerned. Neither a negative test result, nor proof of recovery, nor proof of vaccination exempts from quarantine.
- Persons arriving from high incidence areas are obliged to isolate themselves for 10 days immediately after entry. The isolation ends with the presentation of a certificate of recovery, a vaccination certificate or a negative test result. The test must be carried out at the earliest on the 6th day after entry.
- In the case of entry from a risk area, quarantine is not required if a negative test result can be presented upon entry or within 48 hours thereafter.
- Domestic isolation may be interrupted for the time it takes to perform the test, provided protective measures are observed.
- Until the test result is received, the quarantine regulations apply.
What should I do if I show symptoms after entering the country?
If, after entering the country, you experience symptoms that may be typical of an infection with the coronavirus (for example, dry cough, fever, rhinitis, smell or taste disorders, headache, pain in the limbs, throat or ears, or diarrhea), please notify the public health department immediately.
To do so, please call the Citizens' Helpline at 0228 7175 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays and holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Alternatively, you can contact your family doctor and ask for a corona test (smear test).