To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany has released new regulations when it comes to entering Germany from a (high) risk area or a virus variant:
Update: 27 March 2021
- You are required to conduct a digital registration on entry. Please enter information on the places you stayed over the previous 10 days on the website www.einreiseanmeldung.de.
- After filling in all of the necessary information, you will receive a PDF file as confirmation. Before transporting you, your carrier will check whether you are in possession of a confirmation.
Virus Variant Area
All travels who have stayed in a so-called Virus Variant Area 10 days prior to their travel to Germany must go into quarantine for 14 days immediately upon entry into Germany. It is not possible to prevent quarantine by travelling with a negative PCR test. A shortened quarantine is also NOT POSSIBLE.
(High) Risk Area
You will either need to travl with a negative 48h PCR test or go into quarantine.
The rules for (high) risk areas in North Rhine Westfalia state:
- Get tested no earlier than 48h before you enter Germany. You can enter with a negative PCR test result. The result must be in German or English.
- Instead, you can also quarantine for 10 days.
- Quarantine can be lifted earlier, at the earliest after five (5) days, if you submit a negative test result.
- Within 10 days after entry, the public health office may require that you submit a negative test result or, if you do not possess such a result, that you have yourself tested.
- Inform the International Office of FH Bielefeld about your arrival date.
- During the quarantine period, you are not allowed leave your house or apartment, nor receive guests. Please do not forget that these measures are meant to protect your family, neighbours and all other persons around you. Non-compliance with the quarantine rules can be penalised by fine!