The corona crisis in Europe and Germany has been escalating since February 2020. Since 2022 the infection rate in Germany has been increasing strongly.

On the following website we provide further information on measures taken against COVID-19 in Germany and at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

The University of Koblenz-Landau is bound to follow the rules of hygiene and social distancing very strictly. The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. Due to the fact that most of the students and lecturers have been vaccinated, lectures and seminars take place in presence in winter semester 2022/23. Lectures and seminars are to take place in presence in the summer semester 2023.


  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people and avoid physical contact (no handshake, no embracing)!
  • Wear a mask that covers mouth and nose!
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a tissue.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water (minimum 20 seconds)!
  • Ventilate closed rooms sufficiently! (Shock ventilation for several minutes several times a day, e.g., in schools every 45 minutes, not tilting windows)

In case you feel sick, stay at home!

The German Federal Government and the 16 State Governments took strict measures to stop the corona virus in 2020, at the beginning of 2021 and at the end of 2021. Since February 2022 the infection rate is decreasing slowly. Therefore, the state governments agreed on easements and adjusted the current Corona regulations. As of 19th March 2022, most measures have been suspended. In Rhineland-Palatinate the current Corona regulations are in force until 7th April 2023.

As the infection rate in the different German states and regions differ, the rules can be stricter or looser in some states and regions. You should inform yourself regarding the applicable rules in case you want to travel in Germany.


Corona regulations in Rhineland-Palatinate

The State government of Rhineland-Palatinate agreed on easements of the Corona regulations in February and March 2022. As of 3rd April 2022, most measures now have been suspended also in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The following rules apply in Rhineland-Palatinate as of November 2022:

  • Protection measures have been suspended, except for the obligation to wear a face mask (e.g., surgical masks or FFP2) in institutions of health care and public transport.
The following Corona regulations remain in force:
  • 3G applies for staff and visitors in hospitals, asylum seekers when they first arrive, and staff and visitors in, e.g., (day) care facilities (3G = Recovered, tested or vaccinated)
  • Obligation to wear a face mask in institutions of health care (hospitals, waiting room at doctor's offices etc.) and public transport,
Although most measures have been suspended, it is still recommended to wear a medical mask (e.g., surgical masks or FFP2) in confined spaces e.g. in crowded places at events.
Please note: There can be minor differences in the regulations of the different German states.



Visitors of hospitals or day care facilities - without symptoms - can be tested for free with a rapid antigen test. In Rhineland-Palatinate you can make a Corona antigen test here.



Germany started the vaccinations against the Corona virus on 27th December 2020.

The following seven vaccines are recognized in Germany (see Paul-Ehrlich-Institut):

  • Co­mir­na­ty (Bi­oN­Tech Manufacturing GmbH )
  • CO­VID-19 Vac­ci­ne Jans­sen (Jans­sen-Ci­lag In­ter­na­tio­nal NV)
  • Nu­va­xo­vid (No­va­vax CZ a.s.)
  • Spike­vax (CO­VID-19 Vac­ci­ne Mo­der­na) (Mo­der­na Bio­tech Spain, S.L.)
  • Va­x­ze­vria (CO­VID-19 Vac­ci­ne Astra­Zene­ca) (Astra­Zene­ca AB, Swe­den) (or Covishield or R-Covi)
  • CO­VID-19 Vac­ci­ne (in­ac­ti­va­ted, ad­ju­van­ted) Val­ne­va (Val­ne­va Aus­tria GmbH)
  • Vid­Prev­tyn Be­ta (Sa­no­fi Pas­teur, France)

People who have been vaccinated with vaccines not recognized in the EU and Germany, are not considered as "vaccinated". They count as non-immunized in Germany.

Fully vaccinated: People who have been vaccinated with three doses of a recognized vaccine.

Recovered: People who have been infected are considered to be "recovered" 28 days after the positive Corona test up to three months (if they have not been vaccinated before). If they have been vaccinated before they have been infected the status as "recovered" is extended to six months.

To be vaccinated in Rhineland-Palatinate, you have to be a citizen of Rhineland-Palatinate. Your city registration in Rhineland-Palatinate has to be finalized. Please bring to the vaccination your passport, the proof of your registration (Meldebescheinigung), a proof of all previous vaccinations, your health insurance card and your vaccination record (if available).

Residents of Rhineland-Palatinate can get vaccinated either by a general practitioner or in a vaccination center, during special vaccination campaigns or in the vaccination bus. Here you get to know how to find a general practitioner in Germany.

Booster vaccination: As of 1st January 2022 it is possible to receive a booster vaccination three months after the last vaccination. 

Vaccination bus and vaccination campaigns: There are several vaccination campaigns in Rhineland-Palatinate. Please check for more information here.


Vaccination in Koblenz

Gemeinschaftsklinikum Mittelrhein/ Kemperhof: Koblenzer Str. 163, House 7, every Tuesday: 3 - 5 pm

Please check for further information:

Vaccination in Landau

Vaccination Center Albert-Einstein-Straße 29, 76829 Landau. Please register here.

Vaccination with non-recognized vaccines:

If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not recognized in the EU and Germany, then you can get vaccinated another time in Germany.

The German government eased the Corona virus Entry regulations since June 2022. The regulation comprises one category of risk areas: areas of variants of concern. The categories of "high-risk" areas and "basic" risk areas no longer apply.

Areas with variants of concern are published by the Robert Koch-Institute.

1. People from areas with virus variants of concern:

  • The transport of persons from virus variants areas into Germany by rail, bus, ship or plane is limited.
  • Inform the local public health office by completing the digital registration procedure for registration before departure.
  • Be tested in maximum 24 hours before departure (antigen test); proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is not sufficient. (Relevant when calculating the time frame is the time of entry into Germany.)
  • Home quarantine themselves for 14 days - irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested.
  • It is not permitted to leave your house or apartment and to receive visitors during the home quarantine.

The obligation to be tested when entering Germany has been omitted for travellers from all other countries as of 1st June 2022 (except for areas with virus variants of concern).

Please check the following website of the Federal Ministry of Health the entry regulations.


Which tests are accepted?

In general Nucleid Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT), (PCR, LAMP and TMA), for the direct detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are currently accepted from all countries of the European Union as well as from further countries. Please check here.

Antigen tests for the direct detection of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are accepted in principle from all countries, as long as they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO for SARS-CoV-2-Ag rapid tests. Please check here.


Home quarantine (for people from areas with virus variants) :

  • During the home quarantine you should stay at home and - if possible - alone in one room.
  • You should not receive visitors.
  • You should not leave your apartment, go shopping and buy food. Get in contact with the Welcome Center for help!
  • Passengers from areas with virus variants of concern: The home quarantine cannot be shortened for people from areas with virus variants of concern.

In case travellers are showing indications of a sickness, they have to inform the public health office without undue delay.

Please note: Your landlord might expect from you to submit a further antigen test or might not agree on a shortening of the home quarantine.

Violations and disregard of these rules are subject to high fines.

Please check this website by the University of Koblenz-Landau.

The campus has reopened in winter semester 2021/22. In general, teaching and research take place in presence. It is still mandatory to wear a face mask in the buildings of the university in Koblenz. In Landau it is no longer mandatory to wear a face mask in buildings, but strongly recommended when people meet in confined spaces and cannot keep a distance.

A face mask is mandatory during seminars and lectures as well as during examinations. Teachers can decide to dispense the obligation to wear a mask in individual cases.

A ban on access applies for:

  • People showing symptoms of respiratory infections
  • People who are obliged to isolate themselves according to the current Corona regulation of Rhineland-Palatinate

On this website you find the hygiene concept of the University of Koblenz-Landau.

  • Examinations can take place in presence or online.
  • The university buildings in Koblenz and Landau are open to the public.

In case you show symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested.

In case of a positive Corona test: In case you have been tested positive with a PCR test, you have to wear a face mask in the outside, but you don't have to stay in home quarantine anymore. It is strongly recommended to reduce the contact with other persons.


Please call for further information:

  • In Koblenz: 0261 108-730 (Monday - Friday: 9 am - 1 pm)
  • In Landau: 06341/940 555 (Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm)

For a corona test you can visit a special corona ambulance or one of the corona test centers in the city of Koblenz:

    Monday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm

    Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm

    Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

There are further corona test centers in the city of Koblenz. You can find the test centers here.

  • In Landau: On the Messeglände (fairground)
  •  Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 5 pm - 8 pm (September 2021)
From the train station, walk south on the major street Maximillianstrasse, cross the street at the traffic light and turn left on L509 to go across the large bridge (crosses the train tracks). At the other side of the bridge, you will find an opening in the fence where you can take a paved walking path to the right. Follow the path just over one block and you will find the “Diagnosestation” Test CenterFind additional directions on Google Maps: