Corona: Information for international students and researchers

February 8, 2023

We will update the following information regularly.

Current situation in Stuttgart and on campus

There are no longer any pandemic-related restrictions on campus and there are no checks of a person’s vaccination status, recovery status or test results. Wearing of masks is no longer required in university buildings nor in public transportation. Those who wish to protect themselves and others are welcome to continue wearing a mask. In certain facilities, such as hospitals and doctor's practices, wearing a mask is still mandatory.

Additional information for students, prospective students, researchers and staff is available at the university’s homepage.

As of June 1, 2022, persons entering Germany no longer need to proof that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, recovered or tested negative. However, there are special regulations for persons entering from a virus variant area. Please check on the website of the Robert-Koch-Institute if your country of origin is such an area. Relevant for your arrival is the country and region where you spend the last ten days before your arrival (transfer airports excluded). Your compliance with the entry and quarantine regulations can be controlled by the Department of Public Health. Non-compliance results in a fine. The German Federal Ministry of Health provides an up-to-date info sheet for entering Germany.

If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, we recommend to bring a proof in German or English anyway. Besides, please check if the country you are traveling from or your airline has specific regulations in charge.

All vaccines with a valid authorization from the European Commission are listed on the Paul Ehrlich Institute website. For a helpful FAQ regarding vaccinations please check here. Please note that any person with a residence in Germany can get a free COVID-19 vaccination. This includes international students and researchers. Please consult your family doctor if necessary. You can also book vaccination appointments online.

The Robert Koch Institute informs about the current COVID-19 situation in Germany and publishes information sheets for affected patients and information on voluntary self-isolation at home. For medical help, please contact a doctor or call the general medical emergency service, phone 116 117. If you need support, please contact the International Office.

  • Online groceries (e.g.): EDEKA, Netto, Kaufland, REWE, Lieferladen, Supermarkt24 
  • Meal deliveries (e.g.): Lieferando, Bringbutler, deliver24
  • You can drink tap water in Germany.
  • Should you live in a shared flat, please discuss with your flatmates how to organize your isolation.
  • Employees infected with the Coronavirus should work from home and may only work on-site after gaining permission from their supervisor. In this case, an FFP2 mask must be worn inside university buildings.


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