Information about Coronavirus - Update 12.01.2023

The DAAD continues to continuously monitor developments on the coronavirus. Here we provide information for different target groups.

Information for

DAAD scholarship holders and applicants from Germany

There is currently no pandemic travel warning for any country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Federal Foreign Office currently advises against travelling to China due to the pandemic situation.

Before travelling abroad, please inform yourself about the travel advice of the and on the website of the .

Further information for DAAD-scholarship holders can be found (only in German).

International Incomings (incl. scholarship holders and applicants)

There are currently no pandemic-related entry restrictions for most countries when entering Germany. An exception exists since 9 January 2023 for the People's Republic of China, which is considered an area where the occurrence of a variant of concern is imminent. For those entering the country, there is an obligation to provide proof before entry by means of a PCR or PoC antigen test. There is also a random testing obligation after entry. More information can be found on the website of the .

Further information on the subject of pandemics and entry into Germany can be found on the website of the and the .

More information for DAAD-scholarship holders can be found .

Erasmus sponsorship holders

The National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation has compiled two lists of for students and higher education institutions on the corona virus and Erasmus+.

Notes for project funding (10.01.2023)

We would like to inform our member higher education institutions and project leaders that the previous Corona special regulations for project funding ("Reallocations to digital measures due to cancellation of originally planned measures" and "Use of STIBET funds for quarantine costs of foreign students") have lost their validity as of 31.12.2022. The regulations on "Online start of measures with later transition to physical mobility" will end on 31.03.2023.

Please take note of these deadlines when implementing your projects, as if the regulations are applied beyond the deadline, the DAAD will have to demand repayment of the related funds.

Further sources of information:

  • (only in German)
    To find out about the consequences of the Corona crisis in science systems worldwide, the "Press Review International Higher Education World - Corona Update" brings together relevant reports for you.

  • With this service, the DAAD aims to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible - which is constantly updated - of the current state of "Corona research".
  • (only in German)
  • Information of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on
  • Coronavirus by Johns Hopkins CSSE
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