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Coronavirus / Covid-19

Information for internationally mobile students, staff and scientists
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Last update 12 April 2021, 12:00.

General situation in Germany and Jena

In Germany there is a restriction on contact until 18 April 2021, in Thuringia until 24 April 2021, in Jena until 3 May 2021. Specific rules in individual feredal states and municipalities vary and are based on incidence levels. In Thuringia, one may meet with persons of one's own household + one additional person only.

In facilities with public access in closed rooms, the contact details are recorded. Depending on current regulations (see City of Jena), all shops except grocery stores, pharmacies and drugstores, banks, bookstores and post offices are closed, but hand out pre-ordered goods.

It is mandatory to wear a medical/FFP2/FFP3 mask in all means of public transport and its waiting areas, doctor's surgeries/clinics, in shops, offices and all open spaces where a minimum distance of 1.5m between persons cannot be kept. Such a mask must also be worn in the Jena city centre.

Please keep each other safe by heeding the rules.

Important websites with more detailed information

Please check regularly the information - also about hygienic rules - of

Entering Germany

Important general information about entering Germany Show content
  • Please note the information of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Health, and the City of Jena.
  • Entry from certain countries on the "positive list" agreed by the EU member states is currently possible without restrictions. Extensive restrictions on entry and movement from virus variant areas to Germany may apply; learn more.
  • Entry from others countries is possible only if proof of an important reason can be provided. The commencement or continuation of studies will be recognised as an important reason for entry. Students and applicants should therefore be able to present a currently valid certificate of study or admission to studies. See further information here.
  • You must register via a digital entry form if you have been in a risk area up to 10 days before. On the homepage www.einreiseanmeldung.de you provide information about your stays of the last 10 days. After you have filled in all the necessary information, you will receive a PDF file as confirmation. Your carrier will check whether you can present a confirmation before the transport. Otherwise you will not be able to be transported. If, in exceptional cases, it is not possible to make a digital entry declaration, you will have to fill out a replacement paper declaration instead.
  • Persons entering from a risk area lease note the information below.
  • Please install the Corona warning app for Germany.
Entering from risk/high incidence/virus variants areas, quarantine regulations Show content
  • Please note the information of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Health, and the City of Jena.
  • Note the general information above.
  • You must register via a digital entry form if you have been in an  area of risk/high incidence/virus variants up to 10 days before. On the homepage www.einreiseanmeldung.de you provide information about your stays of the last 10 days. After you have filled in all the necessary information, you will receive a PDF file as confirmation. Your carrier will check whether you can present a confirmation before the transport. Otherwise you will not be able to be transported. If, in exceptional cases, it is not possible to make a digital entry declaration, you will have to fill out a replacement paper declaration instead.
  • It is obligatory for everyone entering Germany by airplane to have a PCR/rapid antigen test made within 48 hours before entry. See up-to date information at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Federal Ministry of Health.
  • Persons who have spent the last 10 days in an  area of risk/high incidence/virus variants or have been in contac with an infected person,
    • must have a Covid-19 test within 48 hours before entering Germany (PCR test or rapid antigen test). Travellers from risk areas may test within 48 hours after entry (PCR test or rapid antigen test: request test appointment at your doctor's or 116117 or corona@jena.de; Jena test centres). The test result certificate must be in German, English or French und must be kept safely for 10 days; more information.
    • must register at the Health Office (Gesundheitsamt) of their place of residence (Jena: online form) immediately
    • must stay in quarantine in their apartment immediately after entering their place of residence and stay there for 10 days (entry from areas of virus variants: 14 days). Persons living in the same household who have not been in the risk area are not subject to quarantine. Nevertheless, an attempt should be made to limit contact with these persons.
    • may apply for ending their quarantine after 5 days if there is a negative PCR test result (make a test appointment at your doctor's or 116117). This does not apply after entry from areas of virus variants.
    • must organize their accommodation themselves. If you have not booked a room in a dormitory/university guest house, book a hostel or hotel, making sure they host you if you have to go into in quarantine. List of Accommodations/platforms [pdf, 95 kb] de (inquire about quarantine option please).
    • should be able to document their journey to Jena (tickets, travel plan with times and used means of transport)
    • are asked to inform us: international@uni-jena.de
  • Until 14 April 2021, there are restrictions on entry and the use of means of public transport for persons entering from areas of virus variants.
  • In case of showing Covid-19 symptoms please note the information below.
  • Please report to your landlord (students: e.g. the Studierendenwerk housing administration), when you return/enter from a risk area (see above), if you have to go into quarantine, or are ill.
  • If you need help (e.g. shopping) during your quarantine, please register for the Corona neighbourhood support (Jena).
  • New residents must register with the Residents' Registration Office within 14 days. If you are in quarantine during this period, book your registration date for immediately afterwards. Keep the appointment confirmation and your dated travel documents as a proof.
In case of illness Show content

Please note the information of your place of residence, e.g. the City of Jena.

In case of showing Covid-19 symptoms:

  • If you live in Jena, call telephone +49 3641 492222 and +49 3641 493333 or send an email to corona@jena.de.
  • Your German health insurance or an EU health insurance card covers all costs of testing if ill and treatment.
  • Call your general practitioner in Germany (alternatively, one of the surgeries listed on the Jena webpage, or the hotline 116117)to get a test
  • If infected, inform persons you have been in contact with, and if newly arrived, please also inform us: international@uni-jena.de
  • Please report to your landlord (students: e.g. the Studierendenwerk housing administration), when you are ill.
  • Note the information on quarantine above.

Leaving Germany

Leaving Germany Show content

Please note the information of the German Foreign Office.

Also note the information and regulatiions of the country to which you will travel.

If you need to take a Covid-19 test to travel abroad, contact your local general practitioner/family doctor.

If you have not got a personal general practitioner and live in Jena, you may ask one of the following doctors for an appointment:

- Dr. Schlund, Leo-Sachse-Str. 1 ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 360009
- Dr. Schadeberg, Am Steinborn 13 ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 443919
- Dr. Seibt, Fuchslöcherstr. 7 ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 376460
- Dr. Göckeritz, Schillerstr. 1 ✆ 0176-80556050
- Dr. Kunstmann, Westbahnhostr. 2 ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 622158
- Dr. Winkler, Dornburger Str. 17 B ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 443190
- Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig, Michael-Häußler-Weg 12, Zwätzen ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 638795
- Dr. Kielstein, Ringwiese 1 ✆ 2377880 und Camburgerstr. 91 ✆ +49 (0) 3641- 821122
- Dr. Gärtner/Müller, Fritz-Ritter-Str. 40, Lobeda West ✆ 0162-7410366

Specific information

On the following pages you will find specific information on the Corona situation for international students, guest researchers, and on the stay abroad for students.

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Covid situation
Information for international students
International visiting scientist
Welcome Point - Teaching and Research in Jena
Service and information for international visiting scientists and...
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Students staying abroad
Programmes and support for students of FSU Jena

International employees and doctoral candidates

If you have any questions regarding your arrival or stay, please contact your superiors or the Division of Human Resources de.

Doctoral candidates find specific information at the Graduate Academy.

International Office
Universitätshauptgebäude
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-401500
Opening hours:
To avoid the spread of the Corona virus, there are no office hours until further notice. Please contact us by email.
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