Information about entry into Germany, corona regulations and quarantine

Last update: May 2022

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)! Depending on the development of the pandemic, the regulations may change at short notice. 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.


  • Corona tests

    In Germany, you may be tested free of charge by rapid test at one of the public testing centres. 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].

  • Covid Vaccination

    If you want to be vaccinated against Corona, you can go to a doctor, a pharmacy or a vaccination centre. Here you can find an overview of the vaccination services in Münster.

    Certificate of Vaccination

    If you get vaccinated in Germany, you can take the certificate you get from the doctor to any pharmacy and get a digital vaccination certificate there. This is also possible if you have an international vaccination certificate. 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 and can get a vaccination certificate.
    • 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])
  • 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:

  • Entry restrictions & corona regulations

    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]