Important information before traveling to Germany
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Corona-Virus

Important information before traveling to Germany

Please find here information about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your upcoming stay at our university, and some further details on how your arrival to Wildau will be organised.

Should you have any questions regarding the impact on COVID-19 on your stay at our university, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the International Office at TH Wildau via e-mail to incoming(at)th-wildau.de.

In the meantime, we wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you in Wildau!

Winter semester 2021/2022 (information from 02.08.2021)

Traveling to Germany, immigration, quarantineBereich öffnenBereich schließen

Students entering Germany must take into account the Corona Virus Entry Ordinance (CoronaEinreiseV), which has been standardized nationwide since May 13, 2021.

After a stay in a foreign risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area, special testing and detection obligations and a quarantine obligation must be observed.

Before your entry to Germany, you must complete a digital entry declaration. On the homepage www.einreiseanmeldung.de you provide the information about your stay during the last ten days. After providing all the necessary information, you will receive a PDF file as confirmation for your carrier (flight, train or bus). You can find more information on the homepage of the federal government: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev.html

 

Risk areas are divided into 3 types:

1. high-risk area: when the incidence level in a country has been higher than 50 new infections per 100,000 population within the past seven days.

2. high incidence areas: areas with an incidence several times higher than that of Germany, but usually at least 200. Occasionally, regions that fall below this value are also referred to as high-incidence areas due to a high risk of infection and other factors.

3. virus variant areas: areas where particularly infectious mutations of coronavirus are prevalent.

4. risk-free areas: This includes areas that do not fall under type 1-3.

You can find the classification of your country of origin at: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

 

General rule:

Persons entering Germany with a previous stay in a risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area within the last 10 days have the obligation,

  • to go to their destination immediately after entering Germany and
  • to isolate themselves there for 10 days (quarantine). After a stay in a virus variant area, entrants must isolate themselves domestically for 14 instead of 10 days.

During this quarantine, it is not allowed to leave the house or apartment or to receive visitors.

 

Shortening of quarantine for vaccinated and recovered or tested negative.

For entries from risk areas and high-incidence areas, the quarantine obligation applies until proof of complete vaccination, recovery from an infection or a negative test result is transmitted via the entry portal of the Federal Republic of Germany. (https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de).

For entries from high incidence areas, a "free test" from quarantine may be terminated by a negative test performed no earlier than five days after entry.

For entries from high incidence areas, a "free test" from quarantine may be terminated by a negative test performed no earlier than five days after entry.


The quarantine period can NOT be spent in the students dormitories administrated by Studentenwerk Potsdam or Niederlehme!

 

In case you need to go into quarantine and need a temporary place to stay, please contact directly the International Office (incoming(at)th-wildau.de). We are able to book a room in a hostel in Berlin with good conditions for our students.

 

 

Safety measures on campusBereich öffnenBereich schließen

TH Wildau has set up a crisis management committee to continuously monitor the pandemic and its impact on the university. The following safety measures are currently in place on our university campus:

 

Mandatory masks

  • Outdoors: The mask requirement on outdoors on campus no longer applies.
  • Indoors: The obligation to wear masks inside buildings (including corridors, foyers, etc.) remains unchanged.
  • In classroom training: The mask requirement for classroom events in closed rooms (courses and examinations) does not apply as soon as the students have taken their fixed seat. If they leave their fixed seat, the mask must be put back on.

All communication of our university crisis management committee can be found here: https://en.th-wildau.de/university/news-and-events/corona/

 

Corona Testing Center (directly at Campus) and vaccination (update 10.09.2021)Bereich öffnenBereich schließen

The Corona Test Centre of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Brandenburg for the district of Dahme-Spreewald at the TH Wildau (House 17 / Room 17-0025) has the following opening hours:

Monday: 3 - 5 pm                                         

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.                        

Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

The services offered at all times include the following:

  • Rapid antigen tests
  • PCR tests (with/without symptoms)
  • antibody tests

Please make an appointment at www.eterminservice.de or 116117-App or by email coronaambulanz(at)th-wildau.de.

The university regularly provides information about free vaccination appointments, which are made possible in cooperation with a local doctor's practice. You can find the registration form for this on the Corona website or directly here: https://www.th-wildau.de/index.php?id=32765.
Use this option to protect yourself and others particularly effectively and also to be exempted from current or future testing obligations.

Note

Only those people who have been vaccinated with one of the four vaccines approved in the EU (European Union) are considered "vaccinated".

These are:

  • mRNA vaccines
    • Biontech/Pfizer
    • Moderna
  • Vector vaccines
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
      Important: The variant of this vaccine produced and licensed in India, which is used especially in the Asian region, is called "Covishield". This has no EU admission.

People vaccinated with a vaccine that is not licensed in the EU are considered unvaccinated and must be tested.

 

Accommodation (at student residences from Studentenwerk Potsdam and Niederlehme)Bereich öffnenBereich schließen

  • Please note that Student residences are NOT approved for quarantine due to their special type of accommodation.
  • It is only possible to move into your student room after the quarantine has been carried out externally (outside the student residences) or after clearance by the health authority.
  • Exact details on the necessity of an entry quarantine are regulated by the Corona Virus Entry Regulation (CoronaEinreiseV) in the current version: www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev.html
  • Only after the quarantine has been lifted is it possible to move into the student residences.
  • Please sent the proof of the 14-day quarantine + an official negative test to your responsible caseworker.

In case you need to go into quarantine and need a temporary place to stay, please contact directly the International Office (incoming(at)th-wildau.de). We are able to book a room in a hostel in Berlin with good conditions for our students.

In case you are still looking for an accommodation for next semester, please get in touch asap with the International Office (incoming(at)th-wildau.de).

 

Teaching format: Compulsory testing in face-to-face courseBereich öffnenBereich schließen

  • Attendance at classroom events must be accompanied by a negative Corona test.
  • Participants in face-to-face courses must provide evidence of a negative test on their first day of attendance each week.
  • Self-tests will continue to be provided by the university if required (issued at the gatehouse, house 13). The negative test certificate will continue to be used and must be carried on campus at all times.
  • However, it is generally recommended to do the tests in advance (at home or at an official testing station).
  • The negative certificates are valid for 72 h (3 days), so that a maximum of two tests are necessary if the course is held on different days between Monday and Saturday.
  • This means that the previous regulation that tests carried out are valid for a maximum of 24 hours no longer applies.
  • Fully vaccinated or recovered persons are exempt from testing under the COVID 19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance of 8 May 2021, but must provide proof of full vaccination or recovery upon request.

Winter semester 2020/2021