COVID-19 Guidance

Updated information on the COVID status in Germany

General information

Strong restrictions on travelling to Germany still apply. Please note that these restrictions may also limit the entry of international researchers and students. Please verify and check on your own whether you are entering Germany from a risk area prior to your arrival in Germany:

Digital entry registration

Travellers who have visited a risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area in the last ten days before entering Germany must register before arriving in Germany and carry proof of registration with them upon entry.

Test requirement upon entry and quarantine regulations

Travellers aged six years or older who have been in a high incidence area or in a virus variant area in the past ten days prior to entry into Germany must carry proof that they have been tested for infection with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with them upon entry and present it to the competent authorities upon request.

In Germany, the individual Länder are responsible for quarantine regulations. The Länder have put in place their own regulations on the basis of a secial regulation. Upon entry to Germany, following a stay in a risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area within the last ten days, one must self-isolate for ten days (quarantine).

Please find more detailed information regarding Covid-19 regulations here:

What should you do, if you feel sick!

If you have symptoms or feel sick and are unsure what to do next, we suggest you to follow the guidelines provided by the Robert Koch Institute.

Useful links and contact details

  • Robert Koch Institute:

Recognition of tests:
Risk areas:

  • Bundesregierung:

Current regulations and restrictions:

  • Berlin:

Latest news:

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Updated information:

  • Delivery services:

Grocery stores:

  • Covid-19 testing centres:

Here you can book a PCR test appointment or a rapid test: