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Newcomer Service for Exchange Students

Coronavirus Update

Since the 27th of April 2020, it is compulsory to wear a face mask which covers mouth and nose in shops and in busses, trams and trains of the public transport system.

The offices on campus will remain closed until further notice. Most office staff is working from home, also the Newcomer Service Team of the International Office. Please contact us via email. Original documents for signing can be sent by post or electronically only. 

The University of Bremen has started the summer semester digitally on the 20th of April. Personal attendance is not foreseen. 

Check also the homepage of the University of Bremen for updates: Corona Update FAQs


Travellers from areas classified as a high risk area by the Robert-Koch-Institut must adhere to an isolation period of 14 days after arrival in Bremen and report to the competent public health office (Gesundheitsamt). The list is updated daily, please check also this website of the European Union before you travel to Germany. The regulations issued by the German Government and the regulations issued by the State of Bremen have to be observed as well. The english version for the regulations for Bremen is available here.


A minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other people must be maintained in public. Please mind the possible additonal restrictions issued by the German federal state you are living in. The regulations for Bremen are here.


The university library has re-opened partially on the 4th of May. Check the website of the SuUb for Corona related updates and details on the opening hours and access restrictions.

All dining halls for students are closed until further notice. The Café Central on the Boulevard has re-opened and offers a limited choice of take-away meals. Check here for more information.

The accommodation office of the "Studierendenwerk" is closed to the public as well, please contact them via email or phone.

The Bremen Service University (BSU) is closed. All formalities have to be done electronically or by post. 


If you get a fever or other symptoms which may be caused by coronavirus (coughing, difficulty in breathing, running nose etc.) please do not go to a doctor or to a hospital!

Instead, please stay at home and call a local doctor to clarify the further steps.

You can call any doctor or find a doctor (“Hausarzt”) here:ärzte .
Tick your part of Bremen (“Stadtteil”) and your preferred language (“Fremdsprachen”) to find a “Hausarzt” in your neighbourhood.

Outside of the doctor’s office hours you can contact the after-hours service of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of the City of Bremen: .

Bremen has installed a Corona Center near the Main Station to where your doctor might refer you (only available in German).


Please observe preventive hygienic measures to minimize the risk of getting infected yourself or spreading the virus without knowing:

- wash your hands very regularly and thoroughly (min. 20 sec. with soap)
- do not touch your nose, mouth or eyes
- cough or sneeze into your elbow, use disposable tissues
- greet each other without shaking hands, avoid hugging each other, keep a distance of 1,5 metres to others (esp. vulnerable persons, i.e. elderly or ill persons).


General information:

Corona website for Bremen (please scroll down for FAQ and an English summary)

Short information for travelers:
in German, English, Italian
in French, Spanish, Turkish
in German, English, Chinese

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


The Newcomer Service of the International Office is available for all interntional exchange students of our partner universities (e.g. ERASMUS, overseas cooperations etc).


Cornelia Krain


Tel.: +49 421 218-60375