Updated Regulations on (Business) Travel

May 27th, 2020 | by

In accordance with the legal requirements, travelers from abroad must undergo a 14-day quarantine if they have been abroad for more than 72 hours. This does not apply to individuals who

  • have stayed in an EU member country or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, or Northern Ireland, unless the number of new infections in the respective country rises above a threshold of 50 per 100,000 people within the last seven days (according to the estimates of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control). Please note that quarantine requirements may be imposed when travelling abroad on university business. For this reason, travelers are advised to check the RKI website regularly before embarking on and during a business trip.
  • have stayed in a country which, according to the RKI, does not require any coronavirus-related protective measures

This regulation also applies to business trips. Any business trips which, according to the above regulation, would result in a quarantine period must be reported, and the responsible university institution must ensure that the resulting quarantine regulations are observed. If any quarantine obligation arises during the business trip, this must be reported subsequently.

In principle, the possibility of using alternative forms of communication, such as video and telephone conferences, should be checked before approving international travel. In addition to a possible risk of infection, many states have imposed entry restrictions and/or restrictions on public life and mobility. Travellers should consult the Federal Foreign Office’s travel advice for up-to-date information on entry requirement currently in place. Under the given circumstances, until further notice, it is strongly recommended to book flights exclusively through RWTH Aachen University’s travel agencies.

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