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Regulations on Travel and Visits From Abroad

July 7th, 2020 | by

The University will not approve any business trips to risk areas at present. If an employee returns from a country that has been subsequently classified as a risk area, and if the local health department does not issue a quarantine order or shortens the quarantine period for special reasons, the employee must still work from home for the first week following their return.

The Crisis Management Team urgently appeals to all employees to refrain from personal travel to risk areas when it is not absolutely necessary. If, however, employees go on such trips, the respective superiors should be informed in advance so that work arrangements can be planned ahead of time. If, after returning from the risk area, the local health department does not issue a quarantine order or shortens the quarantine period for special reasons, the employee must still work from home for the first week following their return.

The Crisis Management Team strongly recommends refraining from in-person meetings and switching to videoconferencing formats or the like. If guests etc. arrive from risk areas (e.g. because they planned a stay in Europe for longer than two weeks), the host institution must inform them of the obligation to register with the responsible health department (usually that of Städteregion Aachen). Regardless of the public health department’s decision on a quarantine order, these guests are also not permitted to enter the RWTH premises until one week after their arrival at the earliest.

[Outdated rule:]

The University asks host institutions to actively inform students about the reporting obligations and quarantine regulations. RWTH’s International Office will also contact all known students who may be affected. Such students are not allowed to enter the RWTH premises until at least one week after entering the country, regardless of the public health department’s decision on a quarantine order. If this affects exams, we ask the examination boards to make regulations in the students’ interest. 

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