Last update: 20 January 2022
You will find answers to many frequently asked questions on this website and in the links below. We will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments and will inform you continuously.
Kindly monitor the University website on Corona for students.
Where can I get vaccinated?
At the “Impfpunkt Mannheim”, residents of Mannheim can receive a vaccination with the vaccine BioNTech/
On www.dranbleiben-bw.de, you will find information on current vaccination offers in Baden-Württemberg.
It is also possible to get vaccinated at many physicians' offices.
Digital vaccination record
Further information on the digital vaccination certificate can be found here.
Baden-Württemberg has declared the Alert Level I on January 28th. This means that the 2G regulation are in effect in most areas once again. A curfew in Mannheim is no longer in effect.
This entails that access to restaurants, bars and canteens (indoors), tourist traffic (such as bus trips and cruises), fairs and congresses, cultural institutions and leisure facilites, extracurricular education, sports facilities (indoors), public events, and establishments that offer close-contact services (except hairdressers) are only permitted with a complete vaccination against the coronavirus or a proof of recovery. Restaurants, bars and leisure facilities do not have to close at 10:30 p.m. any longer.
Hairdressers are only available to those who have a negative Covid-19 test result in addition to being vaccinated or have proof of recovery.
People with a booster vaccination (3rd vaccination dose) and people whose basic immunization or recovery was no more than 3 months ago are exempt from the additional testing requirement for 2G-Plus.
The 2G plus rule continues to apply to some official registered gatherings, depending on their size.
The 3G regulation in addition to the current FFP 2 mask requirement is still in effect on local public transport and regional and long-distance trains.
Private gatherings are limited to one household plus one other person. Vaccinated and recovered persons, persons 13 years of age and younger, and persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are not counted. Couples who do not live together count as one household.
The following regulations are in effect:
Mandatory masks and hygiene concepts:
The 3G rule: (currently mostly restricted to 2G(+), see above)
Where do I need proof of vaccination or recovery plus a negative Covid-19 test result (2G plus proof)?
Where do I need proof of vaccination or recovery (2G proof)?
Where do I need proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative Covid-19 test result (3G proof)?
Where is no 3G proof required?
Clubs, congresses and exhibitions remain closed under Alert Level I.
Please keep in mind that due to the current epidemiological situation specific rules may be in place in your city/
For more detailed information:
A fully vaccinated person is a person who has been fully vaccinated with a vaccination approved by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut at least 14 days ago. This means that they need to have received the complete number of vaccine doses required for the respective vaccine. In order to be exempted e.g. from providing a negative Covid-19 test result in many cases, you will need to be able to prove your vaccination in German, French, Italian, Spanish, or English either on your international vaccination card or with the vaccination certificate you received after being vaccinated.
Persons that have recovered from a coronavirus infection need to prove their infection and recovery by means of a molecular biological test (polymerase chain reaction – PCR test) taken within six months up to 28 days prior to the current day and need to be symptom free.
Coronavirus Warning App: The Corona-Warn-App helps to quickly disrupt chains of infection. It turns your smartphone into a warning system. The app informs us if we have had contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. It protects us and others around us, as well as our privacy.
More infromation on the Coronavirus Warnning App
For more detailed information
City of Mannheim (in German) | German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community | Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg (available in different languages at the bottom of the website) | FAQs for vaccinated and recovered persons (in German)
If you need to get tested or are in need of medical attention in case of a (possible) infection with Corona, you can find a map with doctor’s offices which offer testing and treatment here.
When contacting the doctor’s office, please always do so via phone first and clarify the following procedure. They will provide you with more information regarding your current situation.
Please find the instructions for how to use the map and a list of doctor’s offices in Mannheimhere.
Where can I get a rapid test (Schnelltest)?
Here you can find a map with test locations in Mannheim.
Since 13 November 2021 tests are free of charge again.
Should you feel sick, please consult a medical doctor – you will find contact details of English-speaking doctors in the InfoCockpit on Portal².
The Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin has created a questionnaire as decision support for a possible doctor's visit and/
The app does not substitute clinical diagnostics by a doctor; however, it simplifies procedures in our health care system, gives you individualized recommendations for your next steps and summarizes your data. The app can assist you in evaluating whether it is necessary to see a doctor and/
You can access the questionnaire here: https://covapp.charite.de/, switch to English in the upper right-hand corner, and start the survey. After completing the survey you get individualized recommendations based on your answers. You can also print out the summary afterwards.
The questionnaire is anonymous and will be recorded by the device (e. g. cell phone) you use when taking the survey. Your answers will not be transferred to Charité nor any other third party.
If you feel like you should get tested for SARS-Cov-2, please ask yourself: did you have contact with an infected person or did you return from a so-called 'risk area' recently? If so, please contact a medical doctor on the phone first and state your case.
The city of Mannheim also established a Corona-Hotline: +49 (0)621-293 2253
Outside their office hours, this number should be available as well: (+49) 116 117
The city of Mannheim also gives information on their website: https://www.mannheim.de/de/informationen-zu-corona/informationen-in-verschiedenen-sprachen# (scroll down for information in English and other languages).
Many non-German native speakers are facing quite a challenge to stay on top of the news concerning the development of the situation of the coronavirus in Germany.
You can find current information in English here:
Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration
German Federal Foreign Office:
German Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Community:
News on the coronavirus in Germany:
Should you be vaccinated against Covid-19 please make sure you fulfill the critera for a completed vaccination listed on the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut website. Students who have been vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson should note that a single vaccination is no longer sufficient for the basic immunization. A second vaccination is required, ideally with an mRNA vaccine (Biontech/Pfizer or Moderna) for your immunization to be considered a “complete vaccination”.
New coronavirus entry regulation from 15 January 2022
All entrants 6 years of age and older, whether or not they have been in a high-risk area or an area of variants of concern, are required to provide 3G proof (Vaccinated, Recovered, Tested) upon entry. This rule also applies for passengers in transit that change flights in a German airport. All entrants under the age of 6 have to show a negative test result upon arrival.
Should you be vaccinated against Covid-19 please make sure you fulfill the criteras for a completed vaccination listed on the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut website.
If you have recovered from an infection of Covid-19 there are certain criterias that you need to fulfill. For further information please visit the Robert-Koch-Institut website.
As of now it is forbidden to enter Germany from any area of variants of concern. The following countries are exempted: member states of the European Union as well as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland. Please note that spouses and life partners living in another household have the same status as members of the same household.
For further information please visit the following website.
Before entering Germany, you must carry out a digital registration on entry if you have spent time in a high-risk or variants of concern area within the ten days prior to your entry. Please enter information on the places you stayed over the previous ten days via the www.einreiseanmeldung.de website. Before transporting you to your destination, your carrier, as a rule, will check whether you are in possession of a confirmation. Otherwise, the carrier will not be allowed to take you.
Please find more detailed information here: Current information for Travellers
Regulations on mandatory quarantine may change and may vary between states or cities. Before entering Germany, please make sure that you know the current regulations. If in doubt or if you have any questions, please contact us: incomingsuni-mannheim.de.
Before entering Germany, you are required to register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when travelling.
Please note: If you have spent time in a high-incidence area prior to entry, the relevant test may not be conducted earlier than five days after entry. Following a stay in an area of variants of concern, the 14-day duration of quarantine may not be shortened.
Please check ahead of your travels if you are travelling from a “risk area” and which regulations you need to follow:
Since 2 April 2022 a 3G proof (classroom pass) is no longer required for on-campus classes. The President's Office still recommends wearing a surgical face mask or an FFP2 face mask in university buildings, in classes and when the minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other people cannot be maintained.
Please have a look at the “Information for Students” for the latest updates.
The latest information on exams is available here.
If you are in quarantine and need to get groceries, there are a couple of options. In order for you not to leave the house, some grocery stores now offer their products online and deliver anything from groceries to drugstore products to your door-step.
In the following you can find instructions for two online grocery stores and how to use their online offer:
Many restaurants in Mannheim also deliver their dishes. You can order either directly from the respective restaurants or via the delivery service Lieferando.
The Studierendenwerk's cafeterias and cafés currently offer food and beverages on site and “to go”. Here you can find the daily menus.
When entering the cafeteria please always follow the hygiene regulations and fill out the online contact form via the MensA-Guest-App, which you will get access to by scanning a QR-Code. Then follow the directions provided by staff and place your order. After you have received your order and paid, do not forget to check out on the MensA-Guest App and enjoy your meal!
For more information about the cafeteria, please go to the Studierendenwerk’s website.
The University of Mannheim's Institute of Sports offers you the opportunity to join their in-person sports program or to stream various courses offered by the institute online in your living room: https://www.uni-mannheim.de/en/sports/program/
PBS Psychological Counselling Center of Studierendenwerk Mannheim:
Mon & Thu: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue & Wed: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri: 8.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phone: 0621 49072-555
Central Institute of Mental Health (Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit):
Telephone Counselling: Mon-Fri: 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone: 0621 1703-2850
Emergency Telephone Counselling: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone: 0621 1703–2150
5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Phone: 0621 1703-0
The emergency service for people in mental crises is available around the clock. You will find the emergency service in J 5, therapy building, ground floor, entrance next to the main entrance.
Phone consultations are in German only, but you can write them an email in English: