Information for inbound and returning travellers to Lower Saxony

Note: These regulations refer to risk areas outside Germany.

The Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance, which came into force on October 9th, 2020, contains in § 17 regulations for entering and returning to Lower Saxony from abroad. It is irrelevant whether the entry is by land, sea or air or whether it is initially to another country of the Federal Republic of Germany. The regulation applies up to and including November 15th.

Entry always entails compulsory quarantine if persons have stayed in a so-called risk area at any time within 14 days before entry.

The most important aspects at a glance:

  • Persons who are subject to the quarantine regulation must report this to the responsible health authority independently and immediately after entry.
  • They are obliged to go directly to their own home or other suitable accommodation without delay and to isolate themselves there for a period of 14 days. During this period they are not allowed to receive visits from people who do not belong to their own household.
  • During the period of isolation, persons concerned are subject to observation by the responsible authority. If symptoms of disease occur during the quarantine Corona virus SARS-CoV-2, the responsible health authority must be informed immediately.

Exceptions apply, for example, to persons

However, the above and other exceptions apply only if there are no symptoms indicating disease with the corona virus SARS-CoV-2. If symptoms occur within 14 days of entry, the responsible health authority must be informed immediately.

In the event of infringements, the provision on fines in § 73 Para. 1a No. 6 of the German Protection against Infection Act applies.

Affected university members are kindly requested to contact one of the e-mail addresses listed on the right-hand side of this page without delay.

Please note: The above regulations only apply to entry into Lower Saxony. Admission to the university is subject to the regulations of the hygiene plan.


Affected university members are kindly requested to use one of the following contact addresses immediately: 

Last modified: 2020-10-15

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