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Current information about the coronavirus

Considering the extremely rapid spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) worldwide, and in Germany itself, there is understandably also uncertainty regarding holidays and travel. We would therefore like to provide information about the current situation.

Measures to contain and control the spread of coronavirus have been greatly expanded by the authorities. Protecting the population and our visitors has the highest priority. Our hospitality industry is handling the situation very responsibly. Safety is the top priority!

Currently there are no travel restrictions for Saxony. Nevertheless, the Free State of Saxony has taken precautions to keep the spread of the virus as minimal as possible and on March 11, 2020, events with more than 1000 visitors were cancelled for the foreseeable future. Smaller events are being permitted under the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute.

On 13 March, the City of Leipzig cancelled all city-sponsored cultural events of with immediate effect. This order remains in effect until April 10th and applies to the Gewandhaus, the Leipzig Opera, Schauspiel Leipzig, "Johann Sebastian Bach" Music Academy and the Theater der Jungen Welt. The St. Thomas Choir and many other independent cultural organisations are also implementing these measures and cancelling all of their scheduled events. Furthermore, we recommend that you check the current status of your trip or event with the organisers or local tourist offices or check the relevant websites before your departure.

If you have any questions regarding your travel package booked through Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, please contact us directly at incoming@ltm-leipzig.de.

To provide you with the best possible information, we have compiled some links below with important content on the subject of the coronavirus.

With our Leipzig Travel Blog, on FacebookYouTube and Instagram as well as in our newsletter you will find current recommendations for your stay in Leipzig. Our hospitality industry is looking forward to your visit.

Coronavirus FAQs

Leipzig is currently not classified as a risk area or a particularly affected area. For the latest information on the spread of the coronavirus please refer to the Robert Koch Institute's website www.rki.de. Furthermore, the Leipzig City Public Health Office is available at www.leipzig.de/coronavirus and gesundheitsamt@leipzig.de.

City museums (Museum of City History, Museum of Fine Arts, Natural History Museum, Grassi Museum of Applied Arts) will be closed as of 14 March until approximately 10 April. Most of Leipzig's independent museums have also ceased operations for the time being. If you are planning a visit to other Leipzig museums, please contact the respective museum directly.

There are currently no restrictions on travel by public transport. Local bus and train connections are also currently not affected. Nevertheless, please check the pages of the respective providers. The official website for public transit in Leipzig is www.l.de/verkehrsbetriebe.

We ask for your understanding that we cannot provide legal advice and recommend that you contact your accommodation provider directly.

Please refer to www.leipzig.de/coronavirus for information on the current situation. For information on specific events, please contact the relevant organiser.