Coronavirus / Covid-19

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Last update 12 October 2020, 12:00.

General situation

In some parts of Germany there is a restriction on contact in public places; in Thuringia and Jena these are currently recommendations. See the detailled regulations of the City of Jena. In Jena, it is currently mandatory to wear a mouth and nose mask in doctor's surgeries/clinics, on public transport, in shops, and offices. A mask must be worn in public transport and shops everywhere in Germany. In restaurants, at public events, and in facilities with public access in closed rooms, the contact details are recorded.

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

Keep each other safe by social distancing.

Entering and leaving Germany

Entering Germany Show content
  • Please note the information of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Foreign Office, and the City of Jena.
  • Entry from certain countries on the "positive list" agreed by the EU member states is currently possible without restrictions.
  • 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.
  • Persons entering from a risk area or have spent time in a risk area within 14 days before entering Germany or have been in contac with an infected person,
    • must register at the health office of your place of residence (Jena: online form) immediately
    • must make a covid-19 test or bring a test result with you that is not older than 48 hours. To get a test, contact your general practitioner or call 1166117 or +49 3641 492222.
    • must stay in quarantine in the apartment immediately after entering Jena and stay there until they receive a negative test result or the test result you brought with you is accepted. Persons living in the 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.
    • should be able to document their journey to Jena (tickets, travel plan with times and used means of transport)
    • are asked to inform us:
  • In case of showing Covid-19 symptoms: if you live in Jena, call telephone +49 3641 492222 and 493333. Call your general practitioner in Germany (alternatively, the hotline 116117) in any case, and please inform us:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please install the Corona warning app for Germany.
Leaving Germany Show content

Please note the information of the German Foreign Office.

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

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.

Internationale Studierende in der Aula
Corona situation
Information for international students
Welcome Point - Teaching and research in Jena
Service and information for international visiting scientists and ...
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
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+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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