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 December 2nd, 2022

The Federal Foreign Office website offers up-to-date travel and safety advice for all countries. The Sicher Reisen travel app also provides up-to-date information on travel destinations. You can also check the information posted by the European Commission on the Re-open Europe website to see what COVID-19 rules apply when you are travelling within the EU:

Federal Foreign Office website (EN)


Federal Ministry of Health also offers Current information for travelers (EN) and adds on its website:

"The Federal Government has decided to amend the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung). On June 1st, the obligation to provide proof – vaccinated, recovered or tested negative – ended when entering Germany. Excluded are people arriving from a virus variant area. However, no country is currently classified as a virus variant area.

From June 11, 2022, the remaining corona-related entry restrictions for entry from third countries were also lifted. Due to a reciprocity reservation, however, this does not apply to entries by residents from China."

Further details on entry from third countries (website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community)


An overwiew of the high risk areas and Virus Variant Areas (if there are any currently) regularly updated by the RKI can be found on their website (DE, Archive in EN).


Further links to quarantine and entry regulations:

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

When entering from (at least) one high-risk area, digital registration could be required upon entry.

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:

County of Munich:



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:



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





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) (Munich, within 3 hrs) (Munich, within 6-8 hrs) (Munich Airport, outside the security area, within 3-6 hrs) (Nuremburg Airport, within 24-48 hrs)



Rapid tests

in pharmacies (throughout Bavaria incl. Munich)

Overview pharmacies with testing

Private Covid test centres (Munich only)


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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Production Support & Coordination

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