Information about coronavirus (Covid-19)

Recommendations for action and all current information on the development of the S-Bahn Berlin.

In Berlin, compulsory FFP2 masks are being reintroduced in trains and buses.

At present

  1. Passengers in Berlin and Brandenburg must wear an FFP2 mask* on public transport and in all public areas of railway stations.
    This was decided by the Senate of Berlin in the Second Ordinance Amending the Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance.
    The FFP2 mask obligation also applies in Brandenburg.
  2. The 3G rule (vaccinated, tested, recovered) applies on trains, buses and station platforms.
  3. Where possible, windows should be opened for ventilation, even if the doors open automatically.
  4. If possible, please also keep the minimum social distance of 1.5 meters.

*The obligation to wear a FFP2 mask does not apply to...

From an incidence of more than 100, the regulations of the Infection Protection Act apply.

The Berlin Senate has decided to impose a fine in case of non-compliance on public transport.

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The 3G rule also applies on public transport!

The 3G rule (vaccinated, tested, recovered) applies on trains, buses and station platforms. If passengers are not vaccinated or have not recovered from coronavirus, they must carry proof of a negative coronavirus test.

Deutsche Bahn is thus implementing the resolutions of the federal and state governments to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Spot checks on trains are carried out by Deutsche Bahn security and control staff.

Based on the new official requirements, passengers must carry one of the following three forms of proof:

  • Fully vaccinated (the last necessary vaccination dose must have been given at least 14 days ago)
  • Recovered (not longer than 180 days)
  • Tested (documented negative rapid antigen test under supervision, not older than 24 hours (no self-test) or current PCR test).

Based on the decisions of the federal government and the federal states, children who have not reached the age of 6 and pupils outside the school holidays are excluded. For pupils, one of the following documents is sufficient proof: Smart logistics by land, sea and air, pupil's ID, pupil's ticket, pupil's ticket for the state of Brandenburg.

Transport performance

There are no restrictions. The S-Bahn is running a full service.

Travelling to vaccination Centres in the Berlin travel zones AB

The locations of the vaccination centers can be found in our Journey Planner

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Regular cleaning of the trains

The precautionary recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute also apply to the trains of the S-Bahn Berlin. The trains are cleaned intensively every day.

Among other things, all handles, recessed grips, bars, intercom units and door opening buttons (inside and outside) are cleaned. Cleaning is also carried out at the terminal stations and in the depots.

Safety note: Doors can open automatically

From now on, automatic opening of the passenger doors can occur at every stop on the platform.

In order to limit the spread of coronavirus, more and more doors are being opened automatically. This means that in many cases it will no longer be necessary for the passenger to press the button.

This applies to all S-Bahn trains, apart from those used on lines S46 (Mondays-Fridays only), S8 and S85, which are older (class 485) and where the doors can’t be opened automatically by the driver.

Please note that the doors may open without warning and please inform other passengers if necessary.

Goodwill in the reimbursement of tickets in VBB

At present with the spread of coronavirus, we refer to the existing VBB tariff §10 paragraph 4 part A VBB tariff regulations (only available in german), which state, that it is possible in special or unforeseen cases to obtain a refund on an unused or partially used VBB season ticket, provided that the ticket is returned to us.

Current information about the service points

All S-Bahn sales facilities, the customer service office and the lost property are open.