Information on COVID-19 in Freiburg and Baden-Wuerttemberg

What applies currently?

New regulation for studying during the WinterSemester 2021/22
The state of Baden-Württemberg has issued new conditions to allow universities to return to attendance mode for the winter semester 2021/22 based on the 3G rules - vaccinated, tested or recovered. Info here [in German].


From September 16, 2021 there is a new 3-step-Corona-warningsystem in Baden-Württemberg.

Vaccination offers of the state of Baden-Württemberg especially for students
With further vaccination offers especially for students and with the new Corona regulation Studienbetrieb, the state of Baden-Württemberg wants to enable a winter semester with significantly more face-to-face teaching at the state's universities. Info here [in German].


Info about the COVID-19 regulations

The important institutions for serious and current information

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
The RKI is the central institution of the German Federal Government for disease surveillance and protection. The RKI is in this Corona pandemic time especially relevant for us. It summarizes continuously the current situation, evaluate all information and the risk for the residents in Germany.

Federal Ministry of Health
This website on Covid-19 from the Federal Ministry of Health summarizes all important information regarding the pandemic. Here you can find serious advices as well as information in the pandemic times. 

Federal Foreign Office
This page of the Federal Foreign Office can keep you updated of all current travel restrictions of other countries as well as information concerning restrictions for entry into Germany under the circumstance of the Corona pandemic.

Federal Government Commission for Migration, Refugees and Integration
Here you can find the current information about Covid-19 in Germany not only in English utt also in many other languages.

Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Wuerttemberg
Many of the Corona ordinances vary from federal state to federal state For inhabitants of Freiburg, the regulations of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg apply. Here at the website, you can find te ordinances in English and many other European languages.

Our appeal

  • Please follow the DHM formula (in German: AHA formula): Keeping distance – Paying attention to hygiene – wearing a mask.
  • When you have symptoms, please call a doctor before you go directly to the doctor’s office, to a hospital or to a Corona test station.
  • Please air your room regularly.
  • Help to fight against Covid-19 by using the “Corona-Warn-App”! 


Status: 24.08.2021

- Entry into Germany and international risk areas -

On the website of RKI, you can find the current list with all current Corona risk areas for Germany.

You can find all current information on entry restrictions and regulations in Germany on this website of the Federal Foreign Office

We strongly recommand you to read the information through when you are preparing your entry into Germany.

- Study and daily life -

From winter term 2021/22 on, classes, exams and praxis in prasence are again allowed and recommanded. For these activities on the universities as well as for libraries, archives and museums, persons must prove that they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested for on-site events - students and event organizers alike.

The proof can be carried in paper form but also digitally via the CovPass-App (Green Pass) or Corona-Warn-App

More about the COVID-19 regulations on the universities can be found on this page [in German].

For contact tracing, people usually use the Luca-App, e.g. in museums, restaurants, events and many other everyday activities.

Besides, you can also use the Corona-Warn-App if the QR code of this app is available on site.

If you cannot or do not want to do the contact tracing digitally, you can also give your contact details via paper form. 

The data for contact tracing will be saved for 28 days. Afterwards, they will be deleted. 

-Vaccination -

By 9/17/2021, you have the opportunity to be vaccinated at the Zentralen Impfzentrum Freiburg (Vaccination Center Freiburg) without making any appointment in advance. 

Otherwise, there are also different vaccination events that allows you to quickly get a vaccination. You can find the vaccination events on this page. In order to find events in Freiburg, you have to put "Freiburg" into the search field. 

Last but not least, most doctors also provide vaccination for their patients.

On this page of the Federal Ministry of Health [in German], you can find all information on the vaccination against COVID-19 that are available in Germany. 

For information in other languages other than German, you can refer to this page also from the Federal Ministry of Health.

In Germany, you can save and manage your EU-wide valid vaccination certificate with the App "CovPass-App" or "Corona-Warn-App".

You can find more information regarding the digital vaccination certificate here.

In order to get the QR code for the apps, you need to contact a pharmacy or a doctor.

- Corona test -

There are a lot of Antigen Rapid Test stations in Freiburg. You can find these test stations on this page with the help of the map. You just have to choose "Testzentren" on the right side on top of the map. 

The University of Freiburg also provides Antigen Rapid Tests for everyone. You can find the test stations and the opening hours on this page

Please not:
The Antigen Rapid Test is currently free of charge. From October 11, 2021 on, you have to carry the costs for the Antigen Rapid Test by yourself. The test will then only be free of charge for those who cannot take a COVID-19 vaccination due to medical reasons.

Hotline for questions regarding COVID-19 test in Freiburg:
+49 (0)761 20 12345 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm)

You can find the PCR test stations on this page with the help of the map. You just have to choose "PCR-Tests" on the right side on top of the map. 

Otherwise, many doctors also offer PCR test for their patients. 

For more information about the cost and nessecity of a PCR test, you can contct the local health authority and your doctor. 

Hotline for questions regarding COVID-19 test in Freiburg:
+49 (0)761 20 12345 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm)

Hotline of the local health authority in Freiburg:
+49 (0)761 2187 3003 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm)

- Quarantine -

Es gibt in Freiburg unterschiedliche Gruppen für Nachbarschaftshilfe. Wenn man allein wohnt und in Quarantäne ist, kann man nicht einkaufen gehen. In diesem Fall helfen euch die anderen Freiburgerinnen und Freiburger gerne mit der Nachbarschaftshilfe:

  • Hotline: +49 (0)761 201 3051 or +49 (0)761 201 3040
  • Here you can find directly someone in your neighborhood to help.
  • Facebook Group

- Contact -

You can call the Health Department of City of Freiburg if you have any concerns about Covid-19. The hotline can be reached from Monday to Thursday respectively from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on Friday from 8 to 12 a.m..

  • Phone number: +49 (0)761 2187 3003

The Health Department of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg also has a hotline in order to give advices to its inhabitants. The hotline can be reached from Monday to Freiburg, respectively from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m..

  • Phone number: +49 (0)711 904 39555

Please kindly have understanding that the hotline is at the moment used to capacity. Please try it repeatedly if you cannot reach the hotline with your first calls.

    The City Freiburg has set up a Corona Portal [only in German]. There you can find the current information to Covid-19 for inhabitants here in Freiburg, e.g. the current regulations, ordinance, FAQs, informaton about Covid-19 test and quarantine, as well as contact for further advices and help.