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Unfortunately, there is no official service to help you out. You're supposed to ask someone to buy stuff for you and bring it over. The Ministry assumes that everyone knows someone who is able to help. If you don't know anyone, you have to search for alternatives. If you stay in Berlin, you should be able to find a supermarket that will deliver groceries ...


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In my experience with Flixbus (in Germany), the driver announced each upcoming stop around five minutes before it was reached. With passengers embarking / disembarking and loading / unloading luggage, the bus usually stayed at a stop for at least 5-10 minutes. So you don't need to be looking at the app constantly, but it is still a good idea to be generally ...


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No, you don't forfeit your rights. They notified you, so you can now cancel your travel (if the delay makes it no longer useful, full refund) or just, now you are informed, so you can plan the arrival better (e.g. cancelling or notify the hotel, transport, etc.). I really like when the airline notifies me in advance. If you accept, you are still entitled to ...


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Many grocery delivery services exist that will allow you to order online and have them delivered to your door. Here's an article: Groceries Delivery Services in Berlin It lists two delivery services and compares them REWE Delivery Service Bringmeister EDIT: Originally this answer included a disclaimer that delivery times may be long, but it seems to have ...


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For many cities and areas in Germany numerous groups have organised themselves to support others with buying groceries or other duties (walking the dog, filling prescriptions etc.). You can find them in social networks (e.g. facebook, nebenan.de) or by contacting e. g. the Stadtteilb├╝ro of your district (just do a search for "Stadtteilb├╝ro Berlin-...


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Not only are you to go into home quarantine, but you must report you presence to the local Gesundheitsamt (competent health authority). Each city district has one. Each Gesundheitsamt seems to offer a different hotline number or an email address (each page is a bit different), where you make the 'first contact'. Based on the Gesundheitsamt Charlottenburg-...


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Split up the job of online shopping First, you must learn to make compromises. I used to make little buys at 8 different places, getting this or that, pursuing flavors I liked or savings. I had to drop that and focus on big grocers. Aldi/Lidl simply were not part of the plan anymore (and they realize they are getting left behind and are ramping up for ...


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Maybe not the answer you expected, but likely better: You can also make a test and depending on your local state the quarantine is therefore lifted. The airports at Frankfurt (59 Euro, with quick option 139 Euro) and Munich (190 Euro) provide testing facilities. For example in Bavaria you can make the test and send it to the local "...


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Yes, as a US citizen you are allowed to travel to the US, as can be found in other current answers on this topic. As a (presumably) UK resident you are also allowed back into the UK, but have to observe a 14 day period of self isolation. See https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for details. For travel to the rest of Europe, you can use the Re-open EU page ...


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Your bank shouldn't be charging you money for depositing cash into your account. To answer the tax question, from my understanding you need to declare any income (that isn't already declared by your employer). If that money doesn't come from an income (for example, you're using your savings or your family is helping you with money), you shouldn't need to ...


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