Corona Virus Update

Regulations and quarantine obligations for international patients due to the corona pandemic.

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Status Nov 9, 2020

Appointments for international patients requesting for treatment options are possible under the following conditions:

Before travelling to Germany

  • Heidelberg University Hospital confirms the medical necessity and available capacities for treatment.
  • For patients and possibly (one) accompanying person from risk areas who do not show Covid-19 symptoms (see below), a negative test result on Covid-19 for entering Germany is mandatory. This test result must not be older than 48 hours when entering Germany and has to be provided to the treating department during the first appointment.
  • For patients and an accompanying person from risk areas, a digital registration before entering Germany is mandatory: 

Upon arrival in Heidelberg

All electively admitted inpatients will have to show a negative Covid result before admission (not older than 48h before appointment). For accompanying persons from international risk areas strict quarantine regulations apply.

Please also note the visit and accompanying regulations (German) due to the Corona virus. In case of questions, please contact us. 

Quarantine obligations

Accompanying persons from risk areas must quarantine themselves for 10 days in a hotel in Germany and must not visit the patient during this time (exception may apply for parents with children younger than 14 years). Furthermore, they have to personally report to the responsible health authority of their destination (e.g. public health authority of Heidelberg/Gesundheitsamt). Please note that there may be fines if these obligations are not met.

Please note that these requirements refer to legal regulations as well as hospital policies and apply to all patients / accompanying persons from risk areas as a rule.

Contact Health Office

If you have further questions regarding travel restrictions / quarantine obligations, please contact

  • the Regional Council Stuttgart / Regional Health Office (Landesgesundheitsamt):
    +49 711 904-39555 (every day between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m) or
  • your regional health Office 

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