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Corona Updates (Photo by Thomas Handke, FH Bielefeld)

 

FH Bielefeld determines measures against the corona virus in accordance to recommendations by the RKI (Robert Koch institute): The RKI classifies countries as risk areas when their number of confirmed Corona cases is too high!

Warning sign in yellowBefore you travel, kindly check current risk areas here:  https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html (This information is updated frequently.)

If you come from a risk area, check Germany's regulations on travel from risk areas here: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus/current-information-for-travellers.html#c18686

 

 

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Safety Precautions and Hygienic Measures at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

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Source: https://www.fh-bielefeld.de/medienportal/channel/video/COVID-19-Corona-Safety-precautions-and-hygienic-measures-at-Bielefeld-University-of-Applied-Sciences-German-amp-English/1bc721e4d71dd5cb7f96bd9eb4e9b458/

 

Information for Incomings from a Risk Area:

Kindly consult the documents in the download box on the left:

- Information for persons entering from a risk area (Ministry for Work, Health and Social Affairs)
- Flyer: Travel to Germany from a risk area (most vital info)

- Translation: Form for Registration as Traveller from a Risk Area (Bielefeld City)

Regulations until October 2020: Travel to Germany from a Risk Area

1. If you have stayed in a risk area 14 days prior to your arrival in Germany, you must enter Germany with a negative Corona Test result. This test must have the following attributes:

  • PCR Test (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
  • It cannot be older than 48h before travel.
  • The test result must be in either English or German.

2. Alternatively, you can also choose to enter quarantine for 14 days after your arrival. 

 

3. Further instructions:

  • Inform the International Office of FH Bielefeld about your arrival date.
  • Let the City of Bielefeld know  about your travel to Germany from a risk area:
    - Fill in this form on the official Bielefeld Website: https://tinyurl.com/y6cbybgn
      (It is in German, you can find a translation of the form in the download box on the left: "Registration Incomings from Risk Area"). 
  • Once you arrive in Germany, travel straight to your accommodation and confine yourself to quarantine.
  • Contact the Health Office of Bielefeld under info.corona@bielefeld.de and attach the negative Corona Test result to your email. State a phone number for them to contact you.
  • Do not leave the flat until you receive a reply from the Health Office. Only when the health office contacts you with confirmation will you be allowed to break quarantine and go outside.
Regulations from October 2020: Travel to Germany from a Risk Area
To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the governmentl of the Federal Republic of Germany has released new regulations when it comes to entering Germany from a risk area:
- It is not possible to prevent quarantine by travelling with a PCR-test anymore. Information on the spead of Covid-19 show that a person can be infectuous even if they have tested negative. Symptoms might occur up to 5 days after infection.
The new rules state:
1. You need to quarantine for 14 days when entering Germany from a risk area.
2. The quarantine can only be cut short when you decide to get tested for Covid-19 after Day 5 of your quarantine.
3. Further Instructions:
  • Inform the International Office of FH Bielefeld about your arrival date.
  • Let the City of Bielefeld know  about your travel to Germany from a risk area:
    - Fill in this form on the official Bielefeld Website: https://tinyurl.com/y6cbybgn
    (It is in German, you can find a translation of the form in the download box on the left: "Registration Incomings from Risk Area").
  • Once you arrive in Germany, travel straight to your accommodation and confine yourself to quarantine.
  • When you receive your negative Corona Test result after day 5, contact the Health Office of Bielefeld under info.corona@bielefeld.de and attach theresult to your email. State a phone number for them to contact you.
  • Do not leave the flat until you receive a reply from the Health Office. Only when the health office contacts you with confirmation will you be allowed to break quarantine and go outside.
Most importantly: Regardless of whether you provide a negative Corona test, travellers from risk areas are not allowed to enter the buildings of FH Bielefeld up to 14 days after their arrival.  This regulation has been decided by the Presidential Board of FH Bielefeld in order to limit the spread of the Corona Virus.

 Thank you for your support in flattening the curve!

 

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