Last update: 26 November 2021
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.
Since 25 November 2021 a curfew in Mannheim is in effect. This curfew spans from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and applies to people that have no complete vaccination nor can proof their recovery from Covid-19. During that time it is prohibited for people who are not vaccinated nor recovered to leave their homes unless they have a valid reason. A valid reason would be to travel back and forth from work or for medical care and when accompanying underage children.
Along with the curfew people without vaccination or proof of recovery are not allowed to enter the retail sector, supermarkets and other shops that ensure basic supply being an exception.
Since 24 November 2021, Baden-Württemberg has declared the Alert Level II. This means that the 2G plus regulation will come into effect in certain areas. This entails that access to public events, christmas markets, clubs and establishments that offer close-contact services (except hairdressers) is only permitted with a complete vaccination against the coronavirus or a proof of recovery plus a negative test result.
The 2G regulation is still in effect for restaurants, bars and canteens (indoors), tourist accomondation and other lodging as well as tourist traffic (such as bus trips and cruises), fairs and congresses, cultural institutions and leisure facilites, extracurricular education and sports facilities (indoors). Access will only be permitted with proof of a completed vaccination against the coronavirus or a proof of recovery.
Hairdressers as well as outdoor dining and outdoor sports are only available to those who have a negative PCR Covid-19 test result, in addition to being vaccinated or have proof of recovery.
Another new aspect of the regulation is that the 3G regulation will be introduced in local public transport and regional and long-distance trains in addition to the current mask requirement.
The 2G regulation applies to the retail sector.
Private gatherings are limited to one household plus one other person. Vaccinated and recovered persons, persons 17 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 partly 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?
Please keep in mind that due to the current epidemiological situation specific rules may be in place in your city/
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.
There is also a coronavirus test center in Mannheim where testing is available (at a fee).
Where can I get a rapid test (Schnelltest)?
Here you can find a map with test locations in Mannheim.
As of 11 October, most people will have to pay for Covid-19 rapid tests in Germany. Students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine which has not been authorized by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (f.ex. Sinovax, Sputnik V, etc.), will continue to receive Covid-19 rapid tests for free until 31 December 2021.
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:
Test obligation for entry
If you travel to Germany by air or have stayed in an area of virus variants of concern within 10 day before your departure, you have to show a negative corona test result to your carrier before taking off.
If you travel to Germany from any other country, you need to be able to show a negative test result or proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of recovery from an infection.
You will need to be able to present your negative test result for 10 days after your arrival upon request by the responsible authority.
Digital Registration on Entry
If you stayed in a risk area, high incidence area, or area of variant of concern at any point within 10 days before your arrival in Germany, you are required to register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when travelling.
Restrictions on travel from countries with coronavirus variants
On 30 January 2021, a travel ban has been imposed on countries with widespread occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus variants of concern. Carriers may not transport any persons from these countries to Germany. There are only a few, strictly defined exceptions to this travel ban:
Should you meet one of the exceptions and be able to travel from a so called “area of variant of concern”, please keep in mind that you will have to undergo quarantine in Germany and have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result on you when starting your journey. You need to take the test within 48 hours before starting your journey.
Since we do not know about your whereabouts at the time of travel to Germany, we need you to check if these travel restrictions apply to you. Please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office to get up-to-date information at all times.
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:
As of this fall semester, you need a Classroom Pass in order to participate in in-person classes or to study at one of the university’s work stations. The Classroom Pass is your confirmation that you provided the University of Mannheim with a 3G proof.
You can obtain the Classroom Pass in the Classroom Pass Center as of 1 September. Learn more on where the Classroom Pass Center is located, which documents you must bring and to find other important questions and answers about the Classroom Pass Center.
If you have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not approved in the EU – that means that is not listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich institute – please contact a vaccination center or a physician in Germany for a consultation to discuss if they can offer you an additional vaccination with a vaccine approved in the EU. If it is currently not possible to receive an additional vaccination, you need to get tested before participating in in-person classes or before using the workstations for students.
Since 13 November 2021 tests are free of charge again. Students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine which has not been authorized by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (f.ex. Sinovax, Sputnik V, etc.), will continue to receive Covid-19 rapid tests for free until 31 December 2021.
What does this mean for you?
It is mandatory to provide a negative Covid-19 test result, proof of convalescence, or proof of full vaccination if you plan to study and spend time at the library. That proof is not necessary if you are only picking up media.
The subject libraries remain open with opening hours up to 22 o’clock. Access to the subject libraries is possible with a valid seat booking and/
The Central Lending Library is open for borrowing and returning media on your own.
The latest information on the services of the University Library 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: 10 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: