Please note the following information in addition to the THM's general guidelines:
Entry requirements for Germany
Are you currently for a short period of time abroad or in your home country? Would you like and are able to travel to Germany for continuing your studies? Do you wish to be present for the semester or for the start of e.g. final exams and laboratories taking place in-person?
The actual decision on entry into Germany is made by the Federal Police at the border/airport control. You must have a valid residence permit, prove that the centre of your life is in Germany and that you have an important reason for entering the country. The following documents can be helpful in this regard:
• Passport and residence permit
• Certificate of enrolment THM
• Confirmation of registration, possibly your rental agreement (contract with your address)
What to be aware of when entering Germany Please be aware of the new regulations for travellers to Germany. All travellers entering Germany, are obligated upon entry to present proof of the absence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. Proof is shown through a test result, proof of vaccination or recovery. Further information: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/
Accepted tests: For anyone travelling from an area of variants of concern, a negative PCR test (max. 72h) or an antigen test (max. 24h) is necessary upon entry. For all travellers from high-risk areas as well as anyone travelling by airplane, a negative PCR test (max. 72h), an antigen test (max. 24h), or proof of vaccination or recovery when entering the country is necessary.
All travellers entering from a "high-risk area" or an "area of variants of concern", must also complete the digital entry registration form https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/
Quarantine regulations: There are also new quarantine regulations of 5-14 days, which must be followed before moving into your dormitory room (Studentenwerk). It is not allowed to complete the quarantine in the student dormitory! Therefore, you must personally arrange for separate quarantine accommodation (e.g. hotel, hostel, acquaintances, etc.).
If you have spent time in an area of variants of concern prior to entry, your self-isolation period is 14 days. If entering Germany following a stay in a high-risk area, you will, as a rule, need to self-isolate for 10 days.
Information on the designation of international risk area can be found here Robert Koch Institut Risikogebiete (July 30th, 2021)
Exemption from quarantine: For high-risk countries - proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 can replace a negative test certificate and exempt from quarantine upon entry. Before entering Germany, proof must be sent here: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/ This exemption currently does NOT apply if you have spent time in an area of variants of concern.
Ending quarantine early: Self-isolation can be ended early for high-risk areas by submitting proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative test result via the Federal Republic´s travel portal: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/ Quarantine ends the moment such proof is submitted. As mentioned above, if proof is submitted BEFORE entry, no quarantine is necessary for high-risk areas. For areas of variants of concern, the possibility of ending quarantine early may be considered if during the self-isolation period in Germany, an area of variants of concern is officially downgraded. Further information can be checked here: https://www.rki.de/risikogebiete
The obligation to quarantine will initially be in force until 30 September 2021.
Travel Health Insurance: We also highly recommend, that you take out a travel health insurance (including return transport) for your in-and outbound journey. Your “normal” health insurance only covers you during the semester times.
Last updated on 06.08.2021