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Corona Update

Following the relaxation of the rules decided by the state, it is now also clear to Bonn's citizens: schools, daycare centres, the tourist information and museums will reopen and contactless sports are permitted. On May 21, the open-air swimming pool season started at the Panoramabad in Rüngsdorf.

On Ascension Day, 21 May 2020, the 2020 outdoor swimming pool season in Bonn started at the Panoramabad in Rüngsdorf. R?merbad, Hardtbergbad, Melbbad and "Friesi" will follow on 30 May; the Ennertbad can only be opened on 1 July due to renovation work. Visits to the open-air pools must be booked and paid for online in advance for a certain time block. In order to comply with the applicable hygiene and infection protection standards due to the coronavirus pandemic, visitors must be prepared for changes and restrictions.

 Further details can be found in the press release.

Corona virus: current figures

Since 29 February 2020, a total of 699 people have tested positive for Covid-19 (as of Thursday, 21 May). Seven people have died as a result of the coronavirus infection, 673 people have recovered and 19 have become acutely ill.

In the hospitals in Bonn there are 30 people from Bonn, the surrounding area and abroad who are ill with Covid-19. 19 of them are cared for in normal wards, 11 are in intensive care units, 7 of them have to be ventilated.

With the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments to counter 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. In the past seven days, 10 new infections have been registered in Bonn; this corresponds to 3.03 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

Bonn city administration offers more appointments

Since 4 May 2020, the Bonn city administration has again been offering more appointments for its citizens. Visitors to the service buildings must wear a mouth and nose protector. A visit of the administration is still only possible by appointment.

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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  • Giacomo Zucca/Bundesstadt Bonn

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