Safety Guidelines

In order to ensure a safe stay for all visitors, special hygiene measures are currently in place for visits to the Humboldt Forum.

  • Do you feel ill?

    If you have cold symptoms or feel ill, please refrain from visiting.

  • Last-minute changes

    Please note that the measures may change at short notice depending on the current hygiene regulations.

  • Face coverings

    With the exception of children under 6, deaf people and their accompanying persons, all visitors are required to wear a medical face mask, FFP2 or KN95 mask in all indoor areas of the Humboldt Forum. Please bring your own face mask with you. If wearing a mask is not possible due to health restrictions (e.g. asthma, severe lung diseases, etc.), a doctor’s certificate must be carried and shown. In this case, we point out the increased risk of infection for you.

  • Social distancing

    Please maintain a distance of at least 1.5m from other visitors, both within the building and in the outdoor areas.

  • Hand washing and sanitiser

    Please wash your hands regularly. Hand sanitiser dispensers can be found throughout the Humboldt Forum. Please do not use your own hand sanitiser in the exhibition areas, as these products may cause damage to the exhibits.

  • Contactless payment

    When making payments on-site, please use a contactless card, or smartphone payment.

  • Etiquette

    Please protect others: if you need to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow.

  • Using interactive exhibits

    For our hands-on exhibits and listening stations, we will give out conductive gloves, headphone covers and any other necessary equipment, either from the counters at the exhibition entrances, in the exhibitions themselves, or in advance in the cloakroom.

  • Compulsory testing

    When our event programme launches in October, a negative test result, or evidence of vaccination or complete recovery from Covid-19 will be required (subject to hygiene guidelines in force at that time). This also applies to private events at the Humboldt Forum.

  • Contact tracing

    For the protection of our visitors, and to allow for the rapid tracing of possible chains of infection, the partners of the Humboldt Forum are required to keep records of attendance for tours and events. This means your contact details will be recorded when attending a guided tour or event. At the beginning of each tour or event, you will be given a contact form on which to record your information. Your personal information will be used only for official contact tracing purposes and will be deleted automatically after four weeks.

  • “3G” regulation

    You may only participate in a tour, workshop or indoor event at this time if you can supply a negative test, have been fully vaccinated or have proof of having recovered from Covid-19 (3G). Children aged five or under are not required to present a negative test result. Please bring a personal identification document with you along with one of the following pieces of evidence.

    Students who attend schools (in the sense of the Berlin School Law), including adult education institutions [Zweiter Bildungsweg] should present their school ID card or BVG card as identification.

    No rapid testing facilities are available on site. A summary of test centres in Berlin can be found at 

  • “3G” evidence

    The following pieces of evidence are accepted:

    A recent negative test result registered in your name, on paper or in digital form. PCR tests must have been taken no more than 48 hours before arrival. Rapid antigen tests must have been taken under supervision no more than 24 hours before arrival. Please be aware that self-tests are not acceptable.

    A digital vaccination certificate or your vaccine passport to prove you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for use in the EU. The second vaccination must have been administered at least 14 days prior to your visit.

    If you have recovered from a Covid-19 infection, you should bring proof of a positive PCR test. This evidence must be no less than 28 days old and no more than six months old. If you recovered more than six months ago, you must also present proof that you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved for use in the EU at least 14 days before arrival.