Hygiene Measures

All events of the 20th international literature festival berlin take place under hygienic and safety precautions. Admission to the festival area can only be granted with medical proof of full vaccination protection, recovery from SARS-CoV-2 or a negative rapid test on the day. In addition to the applicable minimum distance rules within the festival area, please note the current recommendations of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe for the containment of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The wearing of a mouth and nose mask is mandatory on the entire event site, also during events. In case of illness, tickets can be returned online free of charge.


Fulfilment of one of the three "Gs": For admission to the festival grounds, medical proof of full vaccination protection, recovery from SARS-CoV-2 or proof of a daily negative rapid test together with identity card is required.

Contact information: We require the name, address and telephone information of all ticket-holders/attendees. To avoid long queues at the box office on-site, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets online (Reservix - Dein Ticketportal) prior to the event.

Safety distance: The recommended safety distance of 1.5 m must be observed on all festival grounds. Audience numbers will be limited accordingly.

Separate entrance and exit: A clearly signposted ‚one-way‘ system will be in place.

Masks are required to be worn before, during and after events. Masks will also be on sale at the entrance.

Anti-bacterial disinfectant will be available in all toilets, performance rooms, and common areas. Visitors are encouraged to wash and disinfect their hands regularly.

Hygiene and safety information: This hygiene and safety information will be advertised at the entrance. It will also be available in advance (in German and English) via all of our channels (website, social media, and newsletter).

Attendance recommendation: We recommend that persons feeling unwell stay at home to protect themselves and others. Tickets can be returned online without additional charges.

Corona-Warn-app: We recommend that visitors make use of the federal government’s Corona-Warn-app.

Ventilation: Event locations are aired after each event and/or constant air exchange is secured by a ventilation system. It may get a bit cold in the venues. We recommend to bring warm clothes.