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Information regarding Coronavirus and the university

Rules for incoming students in connection with Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

Dear International Students,

Welcome (back) to the OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, please observe the following important information regarding entering Germany.

Prior to your arrival please check the above-mentioned website of the Federal Ministry of Health every day to look for updates regarding the requirements for entering Germany. Changes may occur at short notice at any time.

If you have been in a high-risk area at any time in the 14 days before your arrival, you are legally required to go directly to your home (in Amberg or Weiden) or other suitable accommodation on arrival, and to stay there continuously for a period of 14 days (quarantine).

The list of high-risk areas can be found at this link.

If you are obliged to quarantine, it is essential that

  • you strictly observe the quarantine
  • and, if symptoms of illness occur, contact the public health department and have yourself tested immediately by your doctor (on-call service 116 117)

No quarantine is required if you were tested negative for the virus within 48 hours prior to entering Germany (PCR-Test). Tests can be taken at Munich, Nuremberg and Memmingen Airport or at the train stations Munich and Nuremberg HBF.

There are also testing facilities at the freeways:

A 8 at rest area Hochfelln-Nord (border crossing point Walserberg)
A 93 at rest area Heuberg (close to exit Brannenburg)
A 3 at rest area Donautal-Ost (border crossing point Pocking)

Regardless of your test result, you have to submit your test certificate in either English or German language together with the information below to the local health authorities via email at gesundheitsamt@neustadt.de (for students studying in Weiden) or corona@amberg-sulzbach.de (for students studying in Amberg):

  • Name and date of birth
  • Date of entering Germany
  • Country of origin
  • Airport of arrival in Germany (if you came by plane)
  • Location during quarantine with exact address
  • Phone number
  • Confirmation that you have  no symptoms of Covid-19

If you do not have a current COVID test (taken within 48 hours before entry), a local doctor can perform a COVID test on you within 72 hours of entry (on-call service 116 117). Please send the test result to gesundheitsamt@neustadt.de (students in Weiden) or corona@amberg-sulzbach.de (students in Amberg) together with the above-stated details.

Please be aware that in connection with Covid-19, there are several legal requirements that have to be strictly complied with. The exact legal text with the requirements can be found on the website of the Bavarian Ministry of Health

The requirements include that

  • you wear nose and mouth protection in public places (e.g. supermarkets, restaurants, museums, etc.)
  • you keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to the person next to you
  • that you adhere to the hygiene regulations

In case of illness please contact the Weiden health authorities: 09602-79-6543 or Gesundheitsamt Neustadt at gesundheitsamt@neustadt.de or the Amberg health authorities at corona@amber-sulzbach.de.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with your Office of Student Affairs or with your International Office.

Take care and stay well!

Your International Office

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