Since 30.01.2021 until at least 18.04.2021, persons from virus variant areas are generally prohibited from entering Germany (exceptions to the entry restrictions are only possible if you can prove that you already have a long-term residence in Germany; in this case, a 14-days quarantine is obligatory upon arrival). Please inform yourself directly before your departure to Germany whether your country of origin/ the country you stay before leaving to Germany in is currently listed as a virus variant area.
If you enter Germany from abroad and have stayed in a SARS-CoV-2 risk areawithin 10 days before entering Germany, you must fill out a digital entry formbefore entering Germany. Please save or print the registration confirmation. The transport companies and/or German authorities can ask you for it.
Your travel and contact details will be forwarded to the health authority responsible for your place of residence, which can then contact you.
From 30.03.2021, the following applies: For entrants from any foreign country - not matter if the departure country is considered to be a risk area, a high incidence area or a virus variant area, the test is mandatory up to 48 hours before entry. The test result must be available in English, French or German. Here you'll find information about the types of tests accepted by the German authorities: RKI information
A detailed FAQ section about entry and test regulations is offered by the Federal Ministry of Health.
If you come to Germany from a SARS-CoV-2 risk area, a 10-day mandatory quarantine applies to you directly after entry. This means that you must go directly to your accommodation immediately after entry. You may use public transport for this purpose.
During the 10-day quarantine you are not allowed to leave your home, not even for a short time and not even for shopping. You are not allowed to receive visitors during this time. Please discuss with your scientific supervisors, colleagues, friends or landlord how best to organize your care during the quarantine.
From 30.03.2021, all travelers must be tested up to 48 hours before arrival - no matter if the departure country is considered to be a risk area, a high incidence area or a virus variant area. The test result must be available in German, English or French. Here you can find detailed information about the types of tests accepted by the German authorities: RKI information
Irrespective of the test results, the ten-day quarantine obligation remains in place.