Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home, even if the weather is fine. Now more than ever.

Canton of Basel-Stadt has provided information on the current appraisal of the situation relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This information is being constantly updated.

For general and medical questions concerning the coronavirus please contact the infoline of the Federal Office for Public Health FOPH: Tel. +41 58 463 00 00 (daily 24 hours)

For specific questions about the canton of Basel-Stadt you can find answers in the particular sections of this website. Should you not find the desired information, please call the infoline of the canton: Tel. 0800 463 666 (Mon-Fri: 7:30 am 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm). Please call the emergency numbers in urgent cases only.

Website no longer updated as of 22.06.2020

With effect from 19 June 2020, the Federal Council has decided to downgrade the situation status under the terms of the Epidemics Act from ‘extraordinary' to ‘special'. As of Monday, 22 June 2020 the English version of will therefore no longer be updated. For information on the coronavirus in regard to the Canton of Basel-Stadt please refer to the German version of the website. Please note that this does not apply for the information for Companies, which will continue to be updated in English.

Returning from risk areas

Online form for providing notification of entry from a region with a higher risk of infection.

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All news and press releases on the current situation.

Number of cases

Cantonal data portal providing data on Covid-19 infections in the canton of Basel-Stadt. The data is updated daily.

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Information on the disease

Possible ways of catching the disease, its symptoms and the measures to take and obligation to report a case in the event of suspected infection.

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Protect yourself and others

Follow the rules for personal hygiene and what to do in case of symptoms, including difficulty breathing, coughing or a fever.

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Events and Services

Information for event organisers and public establishments.

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Impact of the coronavirus on schools and daycare facilities.

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Measures to cushion the economic consequences of the spread of the coronavirus.

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Current questions around the support for culture and measures to mitigate the effects of coronavirus.

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Basel at home

Support offer for the people of Basel during the coronavirus pandemic.