For those coming from high-risk areas, they still have to go into quarantine for two weeks after their re-entry into Germany. If you enter or return to Germany from a risk area / risk country, you must report to the health department at your place of residence or residence as soon as possible.
The report is also required if a test has been taken at the airport or abroad. You can contact the health departement e.g. by phone. As a returnee from a risk area, you are not allowed to visit the health department personally.
You can report to the health departement via the Online-Form.(German)
Or call the municipal Corona hotline on 03643 - 762 555 during office hours:
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 9am - 2pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
Saturday and Sunday: ---
If you have not already done so, you can make an appointment for a corona test there.
You have a duty to report. This applies regardless of whether the stay abroad was of a tourist, professional or family nature. Anyone who fails to report this, for example to avoid quarantine, commits an administrative offense that can be fined.
If you are entering from a country that is not classified as a risk area, you can contact the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians on 116 117 or contact your general practitioner. A test can be arranged there on a voluntary basis within 72 hours. After 72 hours after entry, you have to pay the test yourself.
As soon as you notice symptoms that are typical of the corona-virus, contact the municipal hotline immediately (762 555). This applies regardless of whether you are a returnee or not. The fourth Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance applies.
Travelers who are now going to risk countries or areas should find out about the current regulations and which rules apply on the day of their return. Which countries are designated as risk areas and which test laboratories are recognized can be seen on the RKI website: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html
Attention: This list is continuously updated. The current list on the day of entry into Germany applies!
The quarantine measures and contact restrictions must be strictly adhered to in order to avoid a possible, even unnoticed, spread of the corona virus.
Free tests (negative test with which you can be released from quarantine):
There is the possibility of a free test. If the travelers can present a current, negative test result for SARS-CoV2 from a recognized laboratory, the quarantine can be dispensed with if there are no symptoms. The smear may have been taken a maximum of 48 hours before entering Germany. A test can also be carried out after entry in order to shorten the quarantine; however, the quarantine rules must first be observed until the negative result is received! Free testing is possible with all general practitioners who have a contract with the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.
Quarantine is important. It serves to both protect the individual and to prevent the spread of infection to the general population. Quarantine is mandatory for individuals who, in the last 14 days, have returned from a designated risk area or had contact with someone suffering from the COVID-19. Individuals who are under quarantine are considered to be contagious, even if they are not ill or suspected of being ill.
Individuals who are under quarantine should arrange for food to be delivered by friends, family members, or neighbours. They can leave food in front of your door. If this is not possible, please contact the office for family and social affairs
Home quarantine is ordered in writing by the Public Health Department. The document is valid as proof to
employers. Violating mandated quarantine is punishable with a fine or imprisonment!