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Coronavirus / Covid-19

Information for internationally mobile students, staff and scientists
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Last update 3 December 2021, 9:00.

Information for students regarding the campus situation in winter semester 2021/22

General situation in Germany and Jena

In Germany there is a certain restriction on contact. Specific rules in individual feredal states and municipalities vary and are based on average infection case rates.

  • In facilities with public traffic in closed rooms, contact details are recorded.
  • Depending on the current warning level (see City of Jena, Thuringia), there are restrictions on using means of public transport, entering restaurants, hospitals, hotels, attending sports events, and the maximum number of participants in events, but there are exceptions made for recovered or vaccinated persons (2 G principle), sometimes also for persons tested negative (3-G principle).
  • Fully vaccinated and recovered persons are excempt from many restrictions. For more information, visit the federal government's website.
  • There are contact restrictions and acurfew for unvaccinated persons. Note the information on recognized vaccines below.
  • It is mandatory for everyone to wear a medical/FFP2/FFP3 mask in all means of public transport, doctor's surgeries/clinics, in shops, offices and all spaces where a minimum distance of 1.5m between persons cannot be kept.

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

The following points are based on 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.
  • Please install the Corona warning app for Germany.
Proof of vaccination, entry registration, testing, quarantine regulations Show content

The following points contain information of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Health, and the  City of Jena.

Proof of vaccination/recovery
  1. In Germany, a person is considered to have been vaccinated if he or she has received all required vaccine doses of a Covid 19 vaccine listed on the Paul Ehrlich Institute website. At least 14 days must have passed since the last vaccine dose. Additionally, vaccinated individuals must not have relevant symptoms. For more information, visit the federal government's website. Currently, the following vaccines are used and accepted in Germany (they might have other names abroad, check with the PEI):
    • Comirnaty (BioNTech)
    • Spikevax (Moderna)
    • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
    • Covid-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson & Johnson Jannsen Cilag)
  2. A person is considered recovered if he or she has a negative PCR test that is at least 28 days and no more than 6 months old and has no relevant symptoms.
  3. All evidence must be submitted in German or English. Vaccination or convalescence certificates may be submitted via the In this case, no additional notification to the health authorities is required. Otherwise, these documents can be submitted by email with the note 'Entry' to the
Entry registration
  • You must register via a digital entry form if you have been in an  area of high risk/virus variants up to 10 days before. On the homepage 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.
  • There are certain  restrictions on entry and the use of means of public transport for persons entering from areas of virus variants.

Everyone entering Germany must provide proof of a negative antigen test. It dos not matter how or from where you enter Germany. The test result certificate must be in German, English or French und must be kept safely for 10 days; more information.

  • Entry from an area of high risk: the rapid test must made within 48 hours before entry; PCR test within 72 hours. The proof may be substituted by a proof of recovery or vaccination.
  • Entry from an area of virus variants: the rapid test must made within 24 hours before entry; PCR test within 72 hours.
  • Entry from all other regions: negative test may be substituted by a proof of vaccination or recovery.
  • See up-to date information at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Federal Ministry of Health.
  • Rapid test stations in Jena. Tests are offered for free. Results are valid for 24 hours (exceptions defined by institutions).

In general, persons who have spent the last 10 days in an  area of high risk/virus variants or have been in contac with an infected person,

  • 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).
    • Entry from areas of high risk: after 5 days if negatively tested, no quarantine if fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid 19 (see above). Test with written certificate can be had from Rapid Test Centres or doctors. Proof must be uploaded at or be sent to the local Health Office.
    • Entry from areas of virus variants: no exemption from, or shortening of, quarantine.
  • 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, 110 kb] de (inquire about quarantine option please).
  • should limit the contact to persons living in the same household to a minimum. These persons ar not automatically under quarantine.
  • should be able to document their journey to Jena (tickets, travel plan with times and used means of transport)
Communication, support
  • Please report to us and 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:

  • Please not the information in our Corona FAQ (contact tracing).
  • Your German health insurance or an EU health insurance card covers all costs of testing if ill and of treatment. Travel insurances may civer a limited amount (please keep them informed).
  • Call your general practitioner in Germany (alternatively, one of the surgeries listed on the Jena webpage, or the hotline 116117) to get a Covid test.
  • If infected,
  • If you live in Jena and have questions, call the Covid hotline +49 3641 492222 and +49 3641 493333 or send an email to

Get well soon!

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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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.


Have you got any questions? Please write to

Contact for international students and guests

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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