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Since August, a new entry regulation has been in effect for Germany, which regulates what proof must be provided for entry, who must register, and who must be quarantined. It is also relevant whether the country of origin is classified as a high-risk or virus variant area. A daily updated list of international risk areas can be found on the RKI website:

In principle, proof of vaccination, recovery or testing must be provided when entering from any country. Those entering from a high-risk or virus variant area must register digitally in advance. One must also be tested and quarantined unless vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine. Entry from virus variant areas is not possible except in a few exceptional cases.

The German Federal Ministry of Health has published an explanation of the regulations:

If you are entering Germany from a high-risk or virus variant area , you must register online in advance. This can be done at The confirmation is checked by the carrier and, if necessary, additionally by the federal police.

Anyone entering Germany requires a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of convalescence - regardless of the country and route of entry. The proof of vaccination or convalescence must be available in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. The proof of vaccination is only valid if the vaccination was carried out with a vaccine approved in the EU from the list of the Paul Ehrlich Institute. The proof of convalescence is only valid for three months after the date of the positive PCR or antigen test. A negative antigen test or PCR Test must not be older than 24 hours (entry from high risk areas or other areas) or 48 hours (entry from other areas). For entries from virus variant areas it requires a PCR test , which is then valid for 48 hours.

For air travel, the proof is checked in advance; the federal police can additionally check the proof. For entry from risk areas, the proof must be uploaded during the digital registration process:

If you are traveling from a country that is considered a high-risk or virus variant area in Germany, you will have to be quarantined for a few days after entering the country. You can view the daily updated list of high-risk areas at the Robert Koch Institute:

The quarantine on entry from a high-risk area does not apply

if you can prove that you have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved in the EU or if you can show proof of recovery from infection. It is best to upload the proof at before entering the country.

If you do not have such proof, then you will have to go into quarantine. You can end this early after five days with a negative antigen test, otherwise it lasts ten days. Please regard this when planning your arrival in Germany.

Upon entry from a virus-variant area, all entrants - including vaccinated and recovered persons - must be quarantined for 14 days.

A travel warning has been in effect for all countries that the RKI, in coordination with the Federal Foreign Office, lists as a high-risk or virus variant area.

In some countries there are still restrictions in international air and travel traffic. World-wide states issued entry restrictions and limited the public life.

You can find up-to-date information on these issues at IATA or at the Federal Foreign Office (in German).

In principle, business trips are possible again if the trip cannot be replaced by an electronic form of communication (e.g. video conference, etc.).

The prerequisites for a business trip are basically that there are no entry restrictions from Germany to the respective country/area and that the return to Germany is also possible without entry restrictions and quarantine.

Bookings in connection with business trips should be made as shortly as possible before the start of the trip and with the most flexible conditions possible in order to minimize cancellation costs in the event of renewed restrictions.

Please carefully check the applicable regulations at the time of travel prior to the start of the business trip, as short-term restrictions may still apply. It is the responsibility of the person traveling to check this.

If you have any questions, please contact the head of the Human Resources Department.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior provides information about entry restrictions to Germany. Information about entry restrictions within the EU are offered by the European commission

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).