Developments in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are fast and unpredictable.
Please inform yourself regularly about the current Corona rules before and during your stay in Düsseldorf. The International Office is happy to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
Please find below some important information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the current regulations in Germany.
Entry to Germany
Please regularly check the current entry restrictions and quarantine regulations and double-check them right before departure in case of any sudden changes. Further information can be found on the websites of the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Community.
Everyone travelling to Germany from a risk area is currently obliged to quarantine and to inform the local health authority about his or her entry (last updated: 03.11.2020). Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the central German government institution in the field of disease monitoring and prevention, reports which areas are currently classified as risk areas. Please find the list of current risk areas on the RKI website.
Please regularly check if the country / region you are travelling from is currently listed as a risk area and double-check right before departure in case of any sudden changes.
If you enter Germany from a country outside the EU you might need a written confirmation that your stay in Germany is necessary for the purpose of your studies ("Bestätigung über die Notwendigkeit der Anwesenheit in Deutschland zum Zweck des Studiums"). Please contact us if you need this document.
Due to the pandemic, restrictions are currently in place in daily life (e.g. wearing of face masks on public transport and when shopping, distance and hygiene rules in shops and restaurants). The federal states determine different regulations depending on the infection rate.
Information on the current regulations in North Rhine-Westphalia can be found on the websites of the Federal State and the City of Düsseldorf.
Current Situation at HSD
Please find further information regarding the current regulations at Hochschule Düsseldorf – University of Applied Sciences on the information website of HSD. The information is updated there regularly. Please also remember to check your HSD e-mail account regularly so that you do not miss any important information.
For general information on the coronavirus and how to deal with the pandemic, we recommend you to take a look on the websites of official institutions such as the Robert Koch Institute, the World Health Organisation and the Federal Ministry of Health. The Federal Government provides information in several languages on the website of the Integration Commissioner.
The local health authority for Düsseldorf is the Gesundheitsamt Düsseldorf, which provides important information on its website.
The Corona-Warn-App helps to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The app is a service by the Federal Government. Download and use of the app are voluntary and free of charge.