Information about entry into Germany, corona regulations and quarantine

Last update: 5 October 2021

Please regularly check all information regarding entry restrictions, corona regulations and quarantine with the official authorities (German Embassy, State of NRW, your local health authority)! The regulations are currently changing frequently and within a short time.
If you have questions regarding quarantine, please contact the health authority of your place of residence in Germany. Here you can find the contact details of your local health authority.

  • "3G" - Regulations | Vaccination | Tests

    The so called "3G" regulation (Vaccinated/Recovered/Tested) is applied in many places. For example, in order to participate in events, you must provide either:

    • a vaccination certificate (e.g. EU certificate or international vaccination card) with a vaccine recognised in the EU
    • evidence of previous Covid-19 infection/disease
    • or a negative Covid-19 test (not a self-test)

    Please note:

    • Not all international vaccines are recognised in the EU or they have a different name. You can read here [en] whether your vaccine is recognised in the EU and whether you are therefore considered vaccinated.
    • If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine recognised in the EU, but do not have an EU certificate or an international vaccination card, you can take your national vaccination certificate to the public health officer at your local health authority [en]. (Website of the public health officer in Münster [de])

    Vaccination with a vaccine not recognised in the EU:

    International students who have been vaccinated with vaccines not recognised in the EU may be tested free of charge by rapid test at one of the public testing centres. You will need: the vaccination certificate, your student ID and your passport/ID card.
    This regulation will initially only apply until 31 December 2021. For all other persons, rapid tests at public testing centres will no longer be free of charge from 11.10.2021.


    You can find the places in Münster where you can take a test here [de].
    Please note: Only people who do not have symptoms are allowed to go to public test sites. Anyone who has symptoms must consult a doctor! If you do not know a doctor yet, you can find one here: Tel. 116117, in Münster [de] as well as in Münster at the weekend [de].

  • More Information

    Here you can find the official corona regulations in Münster and NRW:

    Website of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) [de]
    Website of the city of Münster [de]

    Helpful information in English on entry restrictions, corona test and quarantine:

    Website of the Federal Foreign Office [en]
    FAQ of the Federal Ministry of Health [en]

    For updated information on the measures taken by the university regarding the corona virus please check:

    General information [en]

  • Help during quarantine time

    The International Office, together with the student association Erasmus Münster e.V., offer help for international students who are in quarantine. In case you need help during your quarantine time, e.g. for buying food, please write to this mail address: