Information about the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has changed lives worldwide in the past two years. Germany was and still is affected, like many other countries. Here we have summarised the most important facts for you and where to find further information.

Current Developments

For the latest updates on how the situation in Germany is affected by the Coronavirus, please visit the website of the .

On the website of the  you can find daily updated information and recommendations on handling the Coronavirus. It also includes information regarding the protection from infection and tips for domestic quarantine. 

Currently the following rules apply in Germany:

  • Wearing medical masks is compulsory on public transport and in medical institutions such as hospitals.
  • There are different rules for wearing masks in shops and public buildings depending on which region you are in. You should therefore check the specific regulations of the region/state you are traveling to.
  • Rules and restrictions differ for vaccinated and/ or recovered people. Always check the rules applying to your individual situation. 

The regulations can differ from one region to the next, so it is always a good idea to check what current regulations apply in your region. You’ll find links to information about your region on the .

You will find answers to frequently asked questions about the current situation in Germany on the website of the .

 

Do you already study in Germany? 

For the summer semester of 2022, many universities are increasing the amount of on-site teaching compared to previous semesters. Throughout the pandemic, many have introduced a combination of online and face-to-face lectures. The situation may vary for each higher education institution.

Do you have questions about the current situation at your higher education institution? Our recommendation is to directly contact the  of your university. The staff there will be happy to help you!

If you would like to know how our Study in Germany – bloggers are experiencing the situation at the moment and how they deal with online classes, have a look at their  and read some tips on how to manage the situation best.

 

Are you unsure how to keep financing your life in Germany?

As covid-regulations begin to be lifted, many job opportunities arise again. Of course there are still precautionary measures to be taken. Job opportunities in gastronomy and tourism have for example begun to increase again. The covid situation has also created new jobs like helping out at test centres. Perhaps you still have trouble finding work during the ongoing pandemic. Try searching online career forums and find further information about working as a student . Also many higher education institutions have student unions that offer online job boards that may help you with your search.

Are you a scholarship holder? 

If you are a scholarship holder, please contact your funding institution directly and ask what the possibilities are for you to continue your scholarship or to start your scholarship. Many scholarship organisations are offering flexible solutions. Here you can find all information about .  

 

Are you in Germany with the ERASMUS Programme? 

The European Commission has decided that you can cancel your Erasmus stay and return to your home country. We would advise you to contact your home university directly. There is the possibility of starting or completing your Erasmus studies online if you cannot travel to Germany or have to leave Germany due to the pandemic. you can find more information.

 

Are you planning to study in Germany? 

Many higher education institutions are planning to return to on-site lectures or a mix of online and on-site lectures during the summer semester of 2022. As the situation might change quickly and can be totally different in each region there will probably be no standard procedure. Always make sure to check with your higher education institution. Decisions for the winter semester of 2022/23 are also being made by each individual institution.

Please take care of your visa application at a very early stage, as the visa sections of the German missions offer sometimes only a few dates for the application and therefore delays may occur.

Right now, restrictions for entry into Germany from many countries apply. Persons entering must complete a digital entry registration. Depending on the place of departure, they also have to provide a negative test result or proof of immunity, and comply with quarantine regulations. Make sure to check out regulations for the specific region in Germany and your place of departure. On the  you’ll find further and more detailed information.

We will inform you as soon as we have further news.

 

Are you planning to attend a language course or short course in Germany? 

Many higher education institutions had to cancel or postpone their language and short courses because of to the Coronavirus.

Due to frequent changes at the higher education institutions, the DAAD does not provide a list of all cancelled language courses and short courses. We suggest you visit the institutions‘ websites for up-to-date information on their courses.