Munich Coronavirus Updates
Munich Coronavirus Updates

Munich Coronavirus Information

 

Here you have all the latest information on airports, public transport, attractions and rules and regulations on one page. We’re committed to keeping you informed so you can take the necessary measures and be one step closer to getting back to your normal life or get back home safely once the coronavirus in Munich is no longer a threat.

 

 

Governmental Rules and Restrictions in Munich

  • Social distancing rules remain in place
  • Schools have gradually opened
  • Hotels, bars and restaurants have gradually opened
  • Face masks are recommended in shops and in public transit

Get an overview of the current coronavirus precautions in Munich and in Germany by clicking visiting the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

If you suspect you or someone else has the coronavirus, you can call the following numbers and find out what steps to take next:

  • Federal Ministry of Health corona hotline: 030 346465100
  • Emergency telephone number for the treatment of patients: 0800 0117722
  • Emergency medical service: 116117

protect yourself from coronavirus

Here are the key takeaways and rules to follow set by the German Government, which apply in Munich as well as in other cities in the country. Please visit the official website of the German Government to see if any changes have been made or sign up here with your email to get a notification messenger with all updates.

  • The “Contact Ban” is not inclusive for certain volunteers, politicians, health workers
  • A limit of 1.5 to 2 meters to be held between all people, being with only one person of a different household is allowed
  • People who gather in groups will be fined
  • Restaurants must follow strict hygiene and social distancing rules 

Every citizen must comply with the above-stated measures. The relevant authorities are given the right to enforce them through fines and dispersing gatherings.

 

Is it safe to travel?

Latest Covid-19 Travel Articles

  • Travel and Leisure on Fall Activities During the Pandemic

    Is It Safe to Go Trick-or-treating, Apple Picking, Leaf-peeping, and More This Fall? Here’s What Experts Have to Say

    How safe is it to enjoy your favorite fall activities, like trick-or-treating, apple picking, and visiting a pumpkin patch? Medical experts weigh in. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered life as we know it. Through spring and summer, we’ve endured, making the best of lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home restrictions. But now that autumn is on the horizon, should we expect to miss out on our favorite fall traditions? We turned to medical experts for advice on which fall activities are safe and which are probably best to skip this year while the pandemic lingers on.” Continue reading here

  • Forbes Travel on North American Airports

    While You’re Not Flying Those Who Are Say They’re (Mostly) Having A Great Time At North America’s Airports

    In its new report, issued Wednesday, on customers’ satisfaction with North American airports the J.D. Power organization revealed travelers’ satisfaction with airports overall has soared in inverse proportion to the decline in people using them since the arrival of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic early this year. The average score rose an unprecedented 22 points from last year’s score record.” Continue reading here

  • Travel Pusle on Travel Trends

    New Research Reveals Trends in US Travelers’ Behavior for 2021

    Travel search engine Skyscanner today released a new report entitled ‘The New World of Travel’, in which it explores the most important travel trends to emerge amid the pandemic. Its data and extensive consumer research revealed some expected behaviors to be seen among U.S. travelers once they begin to venture out internationally again.” Continue reading here

  • Lonely Planet on the Latest Traveller Info

    Ask LP: what’s the safer option – a hotel or an Airbnb?

    Let’s start with a disclaimer: however good a hotel or a letting company’s cleaning guidelines are, they still need to be put in place on an individual basis. In other words, it’s a big world – though not currently as big as it usually is – and making generalisations is difficult.
    The effort required by individual properties to be as visibly hygienic as possible should be a win-win-win though. The good name of the establishment is preserved, as is that of the company, and the guest receives a safe and relaxing stay.” Continue reading here

How to safely store your luggage during the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit our “How to safely store luggage” page to check the regulations for a safe arrival at your destination, and to make sure you’re safe while you drop your luggage on one of our certified shops.

 

Munich Coronavirus Latest News

(Published in the last 24 hours)

  • Coronavirus: Global deaths pass 1 million mark
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  • Public transport strikes across Germany cause major disruption
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  • Musicians express fury as arts jobs not ‘viable’ in COVID-19 economy
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  • The end of the car as we know it: What COVID-19 means to mobility in Europe
    Read here >

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Munich Coronavirus Travel Information

On June 15th 2020, Germany lifted border restrictions for travellers coming from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom.

Germany, however, decided to extend its warnings until August 31 on travelling outside the EU. Those that do manage to get in must self-isolate for 14 days.

  • Passengers (including crew members) must present a completed Public Health Passenger Locator Form upon arrival
  • Air plane or ship passengers from China, Italy, Iran, Japan and South Korea must provide information on their travel and will be handed a disembarkation card
  • Travellers should expect more detailed checks at airport with questions regarding health with adjusted measures if necessary

 

Munich Airport Information

Official websites are doing a great job at keeping travellers well updated and at providing the latest information. You can read about the impact of coronavirus on your travel arrangements on the official websites of Munich’s airports.

Find out more here:

  • Munich International Airport

    Update:– It is the travellers’ responsibility to check the status of their flight with airline or travel company before arriving at the airport
    – The Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety has set up a hotline that you may call: +49 9131 6808 5101– All check-in in Module A has been temporarily suspended. All passenger and carry-on baggage checks are now carried out in Departure Area C
    – Passengers in Terminal 1 to fist check in with their airline in departure areas B to D, then to gate through security in Module C- Shops and restaurants are prohibited to opening and from March 18th 2020 most likely until April 3rd 2020 while banks, pharmacies, drug stores, petrol station and food trade is open from 6 h to 15 h
    – the Visitors Park is will remain closed until April 19th 2020 while Kinderland will remain closed until the end of the Bavarian Eastern holidays

Check with your airline company to find out about any alterations of your travel plans. The German Government advises all passengers to avoid long-distance travels unless absolutely necessary.

Munich Public Transport

Regional transport sector in Munich are to report suspected cases of Covid-19 infections immediately to the Federal Police. In case of suspected infection, passengers on the train must fill in the passenger locator card for rail transport.

Keep up to date on public transit here:

Empty streets in Munich, March 22nd 2020

Munich Attractions

Most Munich attractions reopened. Here, you can keep yourself informed on attraction reopenings, daily opening and closing times and information on reduced capacity.

In the case that certain locations close again due to changes in restrictions, you can still enjoy some of these attractions after they are open again if you are staying in Munich for a longer period of time.

Here is the list of Munich’s iconic attractions and their official websites with the latest updates:

All attraction websites update the information about when they will be open again on their websites. Please check their websites regularly to stay tuned.

 

What to do while currently in Munich

  • Food delivery

The coronavirus situation doesn’t need to prevent you from trying delicious food and keeping your body fuelled and healthy. You can visit Lieferando or other delivery websites, pick anything you have cravings for and have it delivered to your location.

You can also make your own “Made in Germany” dish if you’re craving some authentic German food. Here are The Top 10 Most Yummy German Dishes

  • Watch a German movie

If you can’t explore the city because of the restrictions, you can watch a German movie instead! We all know that feeling when we watch a movie, we see a scene filmed where we’ve been and we scream ‘I’ve been there!” How about watching a movie about Munich while you are in Munich? It suddenly changes your current experience of the city. Here is a list of the 30 essential German movies you need to watch!

  • Read a book

This is a great chance to read those books on your shelf that you’ve always wanted to read but never had the time to. Or how about digging into your e-reader and seeing what reading material you have under “save for later.” Reading has the effect of putting our mind at ease from the stress of everyday.

  • Keep the communication going with your loved ones

You can use this time to reconnect with your loved ones through different video options online. Keeping everyone up-to-date about yourself, making sure everyone is healthy and well and “making someones’ day” by giving them a good laugh is a great way to maintain strong relations even when you cannot physically spend time together.

Virtual coffees and dinner dates with a friend, family member, a loved one, or a “double-date” even with another couple is the thing to do during these corona times. Why not enjoy someones’ company while everyone stays in the comfort of their home? Times like these sometimes ask us to adapt to another lifestyle, but why not make the best of it?

  • Go for a run or a nice walk and get some fresh air

As of now, there are no special restrictions in place, however, it is recommended to avoid public events and gatherings. Although social distancing during these times is very important, going outdoors for some fresh air and a walk or a run are just as important for our health.

We suggest talking a walk around your living premises, making use of your backyard if you have one or simply going on your balcony more frequently during the day. Staying active is essential to our health and going for a run around your block will help, especially in stressful times like these.

The entire LuggageHero team wishes you good health and positive vibes!

It’s important that we all follow the measures set by the authorities and protect ourselves and others. By social distancing and taking care of our hygiene, we are lessening the change of the virus spreading. Every individual matters. If coronavirus spreads this fast, imagine how contagious some love and a smile are?

#SpreadPositivityNotCoronavirus

Once the situation is safe again and we are ready to explore and travel again, check our luggage storage Munich guide and LuggageHero sites in Munich.

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