Entry and quarantine regulations for international students who want to (re-)enter the country from abroad to study.

Entry requirements

valid from 01.08.2021

New Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulation

All international students who wish to enter Germany to begin or continue their studies for the winter semester 2021/2022 must observe the pandemic-related entry regulations that apply to the country from which they are entering. Depending on the local risk of infection, the German authorities have divided the countries of origin into two categories, each of which is subject to different regulations. These are: areas of  high risk and areas of variants of concern. You can see which category the country you are entering from belongs to here:



and https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev/coronaeinreisev-en.html

In these documents you will find all information necessary concerning your enty to Germany. Please study them carefully.


Obligation to register

  • Even before entering Germany, you must carry out a digital registration on entry if, at any time in the ten days prior to your entry, you spent time in an area classified as a high-risk area or an area of variants of concern at the time of your entry. Please enter information on the places you stayed over the previous ten days via the www.einreiseanmeldung.de website.

Concerning the obligation to furnish proof

  • From 1 August 2021, all travellers entering the country, irrespective of whether or not they spent time in a high-risk area or area of variants of concern, are obligated upon entry to present proof of the absence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (test result or proof of vaccination or recovery). Travellers aged 12 or over must, irrespective of the mode of transport or whether they previously spent time in a high-risk area or area of variants of concern, as a rule carry with them a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery when entering the country. In the context of policing cross-border traffic into Germany, such proof may also be demanded by the Federal Police or other responsible authority. Persons travelling by air must already present such proof to their carrier before departure.

Concerning quarantine on entry:

  • At this point in time, the obligation to self-isolate will remain in force until 30 September 2021. If, at any time within the ten days prior to entry, you spent time in an high-risk area or an area of variants of concern, you must remain isolated (home quarantine). If entering Germany following a stay in a high-risk area, you will, as a rule, need to self-isolate for ten days; if you spent time in an area of variants of concern prior to entry, your self-isolation period will be 14 days.

Information for vaccinated and recovered persons:

Proof of vaccination or of recovery from COVID-19 can replace a negative test certificate and exempt from quarantine on entry. This currently does not apply if you have spent time in an area of variants of concern prior to entry.

    Official information on entry regulations:

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    last updated on: 08.20.2021