information for international students about covid-19 vaccination and tests
Current information about the covid-regulations at the University of Bamberg
Starting at 03.04.2022, you will no longer have to show a vaccination or test certification to be able to visit campus, attend exams or go to lectures. At the buildings of the University of bamberg you are no longer required to be vaccinated or tested.
You are however still required to wear a FFP2 Facemask. At many other places you are allowed to be without a mask of any kind, but not here since we want to make it possible for all students to attend lectures and be safe while doing so.
You have to wear the mask when you are walking in the buildings and also when the minimum distance between people (1.5 metres) is unfeasible. If you are sitting at your place in a seminar room and it is possible to keep the required distance between people, you may take the mask off.
I want to get vaccinated with EU-approved vaccines
Official Information: Get Vaccination with EU-approved vaccines after already having received non-EU-approved vaccines. (Robert Koch Institute)
Can people, that have been vaccinated with Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik i.e. be vaccinated again with EU-approved vaccines?
- People, that have been vaccinated with non-EU approved COVID-19 vaccines, need according to current law 2 doses of EU-approved vaccines to be considered “vaccinated” in the EU. A current list of EU-approved vaccines can be found here.
- The EU-approved vaccine should be vaccinated ≥28 days after the vaccination of the non-EU-approved vaccine. People, that want to get vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine after having been vaccinated with a non-EU-approved vaccine, should take into account, that an increased local and systemic reaction might appear. Vaccinating doctors are asked to pay close attention to vaccination reactions and eventually report them to the Paul Ehrlich Institut.
Date of official publication of the information: 24.09.2021; Date of reasearching the information: 21.01.2022;
Link to find the original information: RKI - Impfen - Durchführung der COVID-19-Impfung (Stand 21.1.2022)
How do I get vaccinated in Bamberg?
Only doctors are allowed to give you the vaccination. Therefore, you have to go to a vaccination-centre. Before you can get the vaccination, you have to get registered at: https://impfzentren.bayern/citizen/
Then, you either book an appointment in one of the vaccination-centres.
Or, if you don’t want to make an appointment, you can go to an “open-vaccination” hour at:
Mußstraße 1, 96047 Bamberg
every Monday, Wednesday, Friday und Saturday from 09:00 am to 3:00 pm
For the vaccination, you have to bring your ID/ Passport. You should also bring your foreign health insurance verification, just in case. If you have one, you should also bring your vaccination-book.
General information about the COVID-19 tests in Germany:
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is used to check whether the sample contains genetic material (RNA) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. According to the Paul Ehrlich Institute, PCR tests are currently the most reliable ones. They even detect the very low viral load present at the beginning and end of an infection. Detection takes place via a throat swab or a saliva sample.
PCR-Tests cost 70 – 120 € at the moment.
The Antigen-Test verifies the protein of the virus. Generally the antigen test is only significant after several days of infection, because it cannot detect a very low viral load. Therefore, it is considered only as a “snapshot.” Detection takes place via a throat or nasal swab. The Antigen test only takes 15 minutes.
Antigen-Tests are free at the moment. Sometimes they cost about 10€.
Contact information, if you have further questions
I have problems because information are in german or I just don’t know what to do next – can I contact you?
Yes of course! If you want to contact us, please write an email at corona.stuve(at)uni-bamberg.de.
You will receive an answer as soon as possible.