Regulations of the states
and the local situation
New measures to combat COVID-19According to the decision taken by the Federal and Länder (states) Governments, from 2 November 2020 until at least 7 March 2021 hotels and other accommodation providers may only provide overnight accommodation to people whose travel is essential. It is no longer permitted to provide overnight accommodation for tourism purposes. Visas for tourism purposes will thus only be issued in exceptional cases. The Länder are responsible for implementing this decision. Whether a specific journey is possible thus depends on the rules of the Land to which you wish to travel. More information can be found here (in German only).
Corona regulations in the statesRegulations on the quarantine and test obligation when entering from a risk area are implemented by the Länder (states). Therefor travelers should read up on the exact regulations from the authorities of the state of entry in advance.
Here you will find a list of the state authorities responsible for the individual Goethe-Instituts. You can also see the current situation on site on the respective websites of the locations.