Multilingual information on the corona crisis
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Current information on the corona crisis in several languages

By social distancing, everyone can help protect the elderly and at-risk people from the coronavirus. This behavior will help to slow the spread of the virus so that health care systems are not overwhelmed. Politicians have announced measures to slow the spread of the virus and to lessen its economic impact. On this page, we list multilingual information on the corona crisis.

Find current information about the situation in Magdeburg on It can be translated into several languages via ReadSeaker. Read here how to use ReadSpeaker.

From 8 August 2020 persons entering Germany from an international risk area have to test for Covid-19 or provide an up-to-date negative test result and give additional informtion to the public health department of Magdeburg. 

Travellers returning from risk areas may be obliged to stay in quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine can be ended if a valid negative test result, not older than 48 hours, is shown to the public health department.

Returning travelers without a negative test result are asked to get testet at a registered doctor or the Covid-19 testing center (Fieberambulanz), Brandenburger Straße 8, 39104 Magdeburg, as soon as possible an within 72 hours at the latest. The test result should be send to the public health department via [email protected]
If no test result is provided the public health department will order to take a test.
In case of doubts he public health department can be contacted via 0049 391 2000 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm).

=> Information on the designation of international risk areas (also available in English)

Click here for general information provided by the German Federal Government in English (Englisch) | Türkçe (Türkisch) | Polski (Polnisch) | Français (Französisch) | Italiano (Italienisch) | ελληνικά (Griechisch) | Hrvatski (Kroatisch) | Română (Rumänisch) | Български (Bulgarisch) | Magyar (Ungarisch) | دری  (Dari) -  فارسی  (Farsi) | 中文语言 (Chinesisch) | Español (Spanisch) | عربي (Arabisch) |  Tiếng Việt (Vietnamesisch) |  Shqip (Albanisch) | Русский (Russisch) |  ትግርኛ  (Tigrinja) | Česky (Tschechisch)

Broshure "Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Information and practical advice" in several languages.

Logo Corona-Warn-App

The Coronavirus warning app helps to determine wether any contact with an infected person has taken place which could result in catching the virus. This way, chains of infection can be interrupted more quickly. The app is a service by the Federal Government and it is available as a free download in the App Store an from Google Play. Download and use of the app are entirely voluntary.

Read descriptions in English (Englisch) | Türkçe (Türkisch) | Français (Französisch) | Italiano (Italienisch) | ελληνικά (Griechisch) | Hrvatski (Kroatisch) | Polski (Polnisch) | Română (Rumänisch) | Български (Bulgarisch) | Magyar (Ungarisch) | دری (Dari) - فارسی (Farsi) | 中文语言 (Chinesisch) | Español (Spanisch) | عربي (Arabisch) |  Tiếng Việt (Vietnamesisch) |  Shqip (Albanisch) | Русский (Russisch) |  ትግርኛ (Tigrinja) | Česky (Tschechisch)

Current measures against coronavirus and exit restrictions in Saxony-Anhalt:

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Integration of Saxony-Anhalt: FAQ on the 8th SARS-CoV-2 containment ordinance as at 17 September 2020, valid until 18 November 2020, and other subjects like the restart of school (machine translated)

Please note concerning the city of Magdeburg:

  • The public health department has set up a hotline concerning the coronavirus, available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm  at 0049 391 540 2000. E-Mails can be sent to [email protected].
    Covid-19 Testing Center (Fieberambulanz): 0049 391 540 6036 or 0049 391 540 6001
  • Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the foreigners‘ registration office (Ausländerbehörde) is closed from 19 March 2020 until further notice. Applications can be sent by post or by e-mail to [email protected]. From 27 April 2020 restricted  access will be permitted for certain purposes of appointment. All requests are to be made in written form in the first instance. You will be given a date of appointment if necessary.
  • Integration and language courses have restarted in most cases, depending on the capacities to ensure hygiene requirements. Please contact your course provider in case of doubt. DTZ and LID exams will take place from the middle of June. Click here for free online German courses.
  • Urgent Face-to-face consultations in Jobcenter and Agentur für Arbeit Magdeburg have been resumed. You can still call the hotline, send letters, or use online tools to submit documents. For most urgent matters individual solutions will be provided. For further information see => Jobcenter    => Agentur für Arbeit
  • The social security and housing office has expanded its consultation hours for emergency cases from 6 July 2020. Please contact the office by  E-Mail (sozial-und-[email protected]) or telephone (0049 391 540 3670 and 0049 391 540 3671). Appointments can be made only if appearance in person is required. Please attend alone if possible, keep minimum distance and wear a face mask for your appointment.
  • The youth welfare office can be contacted by E-Mail: [email protected] or 0049 391 540 31945 or 0049 391 540 3105. Personal appointments are made only if matters cannot be settled by E-Mail oder telephone.

Economic and social support in response to the corona crisis

Travel information concerning SARS-CoV-2:

Poster mit Information zum Coronavirsu in Deutsch, Englisch und Arabisch
?Quelle: Robert-Koch-Institut

More information:

Further information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in foreign languages:

  • Federal measures to defeat COVID-19
  • Employment law in Germany and coronavirus desease
  • COVID-19 and mini-jobs
  • Information on COVID-19 for people in youth welfare service and accomodation for refugees
  • Podcast of chancelor Angela Merkel
  • General questions and answers on COVID-19
  • Top ten hygiene instructions
  • Information on the pandemic appropriate for children
  • Parent's information: When learning takes place at home