Information for crisis situations


Regulations on travel to Germany

Please check with the official resources of the German Federal Foreign Office which entry restrictions might apply for your travel to Germany. Regarding your vaccination status, you can check whether your vaccine is approved by the European Commission at Paul-Ehrlich-Institut's homepage.

Students who are vaccinated with a vaccine that is not approved by the EU can get Corona-tests free of charge until 31.12.2021. When you apply for the test, refer to §4a TestV. For the test itself, you have to bring the certificate of vaccination (vaccine not recognized in the EU) and your certificate of study at Goethe-University.

Information for students already in Frankfurt:

All information on studying at Goethe in the winter semester 2021/22 can be found here. This also includes info on COVID rules and COVID testing.

If you think you might be infected with COVID-19, call your doctor (if you already have on in Frankfurt) who will assess whether you have a suspected case of COVID-19. Alternatively, call the out‑of‑hours patient care services by dialling 116 117. They will decide how to proceed. If you had contact with persons who have tested positive, contact your local public health office for an individual consultation so they can recommend specific measures. In case of suspected infection, please oblige to all necessary home quarantine and hygiene measures that might be imposed upon you.

Even if you do not show signs of infection or have been tested negative you should always adhere to the basic principles summed up by the DHM formula: Maintain a distance (at least 1.5 metres), observe the hygiene rules (coughing and sneezing into the crook of your arm or a paper handkerchief, washing your hands) and wear a community mask (when there is little room or in crowded, enclosed spaces).

Appointments for Goethe-Card pick-up

Students entering Germany from a risk area are not allowed to come to the Campus of Goethe University during the first 5 days after entering Germany. That means, you can only register for an appointment in order to pick-up the Goethe-Card after those 5 days. This is a university rule.

Mobile Vaccination Unit at Goethe University

Together with the Medical Authority of the city of Frankfurt and Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Goethe University will offer further dates for Covid-19 vaccination:

Wednesday, October 13 2021: Campus Westend (at sculpture Body of Knowledge, Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz)
Tuesday, October 26 2021: Campus Westend (at sculpture Body of Knowledge, Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz)

Please keep yourself informed via Goethe University's home page as further dates may materialize.

The mobile vaccination unit will be open from 9 am to 2 pm. Students, staff, professors and members of the university, who have not been vaccinated yet, will have the chance to receive a vaccination, regardless of their address of residence. BioNTech will be the vaccinated. Regarding BioNTech, 2 vaccine shots will be necessary in a time slot of 3-12 weeks.

A registration is required, for the first and the second vaccination separately. Please register under:

Please register for one of the respective dates.

On your day of vaccination please show the following mandatory documents:

* Personal ID (in German "Personalausweis")
* Student/Staff ID (Goethe-Card)
* Health Insurance Card
* Vaccination ID/passport (if available)

Further documents will have to be filled in and signed:

* Anamnesis Form
* Information form on the type of vaccine (mRNA-vaccine) / Vaccination Compliance
* Data Protection Leaflet

The website of the Robert-Koch-Institut offers the following documents in a number of different languages: the anamesis form, the information on the mRNA-vaccine and the data protection leaflet, listed here.

Goethe University plans to offer the coming semester not as a digital semester but one with in-classroom teaching – if possible. We therefore kindly ask you to make use of our offer for vaccination. It will help to protect you and your fellow citizens.

You can find official information on vaccination by the European Commission here