Please note:

Currently, the 3G rule does NOT apply at the university (according to the general decree of the city of Oldenburg).

The 3G rule does not currently apply at the Wilhelmshaven university location either.


Planning and approval of business trips

Business trips (not excursions) are possible in compliance with legal requirements and the observance of hygiene and protective measures. The planned hygiene and protective measures are to be documented as an attachment to the business trip application.

Unless there are particularly important reasons, business trips to designated international risk areas (RKI: Information on the designation of international risk areas by the Federal Foreign Office, BMG and BMI) should be avoided and alternatives used.

When approving business trips, consideration must also be given to the restrictions or damage that would result if the business trip did not take place. There are no special regulations for the responsibility for approval. The "Regulations of the Guideline for the Approval of Business Trips" of the University of Oldenburg apply. The approving authorities are responsible for evaluating the reasons given and, if applicable, the hygiene and protective measures presented.

For business trips, the current regulations of the federal government, the state and the University of Oldenburg on hygiene and protective measures, any quarantine regulations and warnings (e.g. of the Robert Koch Institute, the Federal Ministry of the Interior or the Foreign Office) must be observed in any case. This must be observed for the entire period of the business trip.

Notes on international travel under public service and collective bargaining law

Current informationon on international travel was provided in the staff mail from 06/26/2020:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming vacation season, the current notes on public service and collective bargaining law concerning international travel apply (ordinance for civil servants issued by the Interior Ministry of Lower Saxony on 06/11/2020 [RdErl. des MI vom 11.06.2020 für Beamtinnen und Beamte] and the ordinance for employees subject to collective agreements issued by the Finance Ministry on 06/18/2020 [RdErl. des MF vom 18.06.2020 für Tarifbeschäftigte], German only).

Civil servants

Employees subject to collective agreements:

I am currently planning a private trip to a particularly affected country. What do I have to consider?

Regulation issued by the responsible ministries:

We expressly warn against planned or booked holiday travel to a particularly affected country or area listed in travel advisories issued by the RKI or AA. These travel warnings must be observed.

Note under public service law (“dienstrechtlicher Hinweis”): Undertaking holiday travel which leads to an infection with the coronavirus may constitute a breach of the employee's obligation under public service law; failure to maintain good health may result in disciplinary action (“Verstoß gegen die beamtenrechtliche Pflicht zur Gesunderhaltung”).

Note for employees subject to collective agreements (“Tarifbeschäftigte”): employees bear the sole risk (e.g. illness, local quarantine measures, obstacles to return travel) associated with visiting an affected country or area listed in travel advisories issued by the RKI or AA.

I have returned from a trip, and early signs of illness are developing - what should I do?

Please refer to  "I feel sick and I am showing symptoms of a coronavirus infection. What should I do?"

New Ordinance on Entry Regulations in effect as of August 1, 2021

On July 30, 2021, the German Federal Cabinet approved the new ordinance for protection against entry-related infection risks with regard to SARS-CoV-2.

The new coronavirus entry regulation includes a general obligation for persons entering the country to furnish proof, irrespective of the mode of transportation and whether they previously spent time in a high-risk or virus variant area.

Persons aged 12 years and older must always have a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery upon entry. In addition, when entering the Federal Republic of Germany after a stay in a foreign high-risk or virus variant area, a special obligation to register, furnish proof and quarantine must be observed. With respect to entry from virus variant areas, a ban on passenger transport - subject to very narrowly defined exceptions - by train, bus, ship and flight directly from these countries applies.

Further information