COVID UPDATE

The Bavarian Film Commission  is in constant contact with the Film Permit Office of the City of Munich, the Ministry of Health and other authorities issuing permits. This page is constantly updated and supplemented with regard to production-relevant information. This is done with all due care, but no guarantee or legal advice can be given.

Please feel free to get in contact with us for any questions you may have or help you need. 

latest update April 20th, 2022

 

The Coronavirus Entry Ordinance of Sept. 28, 2021, as last amended Nov. 9, 2021, uniformly regulate the registration, detection, and quarantine requirements, as well as the transportation ban from virus variant areas nationwide. 

Find here the Coronavirus entry regulation ( in German)

Whats new:

  • Beginning August 1, 2021, all entrants - whether or not they have been in a high-risk area or virus variant area - will be required to have proof of non-existence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection (vaccination, test, recovery proof) upon entry.
  • High-risk areas will be designated in two categories beginning August 1, 2021: High Risk Areas and Virus Variant Areas. The category of "simple" risk areas will be eliminated.
  • latest update as of Nov 2021: The content of the Coronavirus Entry Regulation remains essentially unchanged. The validity of the Coronavirus Entry Regulation has only been extended and is valid until January 15, 2022 

 

An overwiew of the high risk areas and Virus Variant Areas regularly updated by the  RKI can be foung here.

 

Further links to quarantine and entry regulations:

But here you will find the most important questions and answers in english about digital entry registration, proof of arrival and entry quarantine.
Bundesgesundheitsministerium - Current information for travellers

General nationwide restrictions on entry were summarised in an easily understandable way by Lufthansa:
Lufthansa - Entry into Germany

For entry from (at least) a  high risk area, a digital registration on entry must be completed.

For business trips to the risk area or return trips from the risk area, the professional activity must be recorded "informally". A suitable template is provided by the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

 

General situation in Germany / social distancing / travel restrictions / quarantine 

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions by the Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Community

For individual inquiries about entry requirements, please contact the relevant authority:

Munich city:
corona-einreisende.rgu@muenchen.de

County of Munich:
corona.einreisende@lra-m.bayern.de

 

 

Guidance on SARS CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety for film productions by the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the energy, textile, electrical and media product sector BG ETEM, translated by us as the German Film Commissions Network:

COVID 19 GUIDANCE by BG ETEM

 

General SARS-CoV-2 Safety Guidelines issued by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

 

Templates for basic rules on set:  wir sind 1 team

 

The restrictions and measures currently in force in Bavaria with regard to the Corona pandemic are formulated in the Infection Protection Measures Ordinance. Find here the German Version of the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance:

16. Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (in German language)

For legally binding information, we urgently advise contacting the authorising authority directly. We will be happy to put you in contact.

 

Permits in Munich

For filming on public transport property, the permitting Service Office Film of the City of Munich formulates:

With regard to infection protection in view of the current situation of the Corona pandemic, the general recommendations for conduct (AHA) as well as the respective current regulations of the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (BayIfSMV) should also be observed and implemented when filming and photographing outdoors.

The City of Munich phrases it as follows:

  • "Persons (A) with proven SARS-CoV-2 infection, (B) who are subject to quarantine measures, are excluded from participating in film shoots.

  • The requirements of occupational health and safety and the respective current occupational health and safety regulations (e.g. SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Rule) must be implemented.

Further recommended:

  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other people and where this is not possible wear a medical face mask.
  • adequate hand hygiene
  • adequate ventilation of enclosed spaces such as tents, caravans
  • the obligation to wear a medical face mask in enclosed spaces within the framework of occupational health and safety regulations
  • Scenes that require physical contact should be kept to a minimum
  • The use of sound rods should be preferred for questioning and interviews. Microphones should be disinfected after each use and the pop filter should be changed. A minimum distance of 1.5 metres should be kept from the persons being interviewed.
  • Crowds should be avoided

 

People with COVID-19 associated symptoms (acute, non-specific general symptoms, loss of smell and taste, respiratory symptoms of any severity) should be excluded from participating in filming."

 

For legally binding information, we urgently advise contacting the authorising authority directly. We will be happy to put you in contact.

 

Contact / information and inquiries:

Service Office Film, Mobilitätsreferat (MOR) of the City of Munich
Phone: +49 89 233-39777

filmservice.mor@muenchen.de

 

 

Covid testing on set:

Die Coronatester (Munich and surroundings)

Corona-Teststelle (Munich and surroundings)

 

PCR tests in test centres (fee required, results after a few hours)

www.schnelltest.bayern (Munich, within 3 hrs)

www.corona-teststelle.de (Munich, within 6-8 hrs)

muc.airport-lab.com (Munich Airport, outside the security area, within 3-6 hrs)

www.airport-nuernberg.de/corona-test (Nuremburg Airport, within 24-48 hrs)

 

 

Rapid tests

in pharmacies (throughout Bavaria incl. Munich)

Overview pharmacies with testing

Private Covid test centres (Munich only)

www.testen-muenchen.de

 

Frequently Asked Questions answered by the German  Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Health  here

Current information for travellers by the Federal Ministry of Health  here

FAQ regarding corona testing when travelling to Germany  here

 

 

 

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