Current Information on Coronavirus
Last update: Wednesday, June 14, 2022, 14:00 CET
It is of utmost importance to us to keep everyone informed about the current situation regarding the coronavirus, which is why we regularly consult with the German Ministry of Health as well as the Robert Koch-Institut (German federal government agency for disease control and prevention) and local authorities in order to be able to accordingly amend our proceedings if required. Both institutions publish daily updated and reliable information regarding the current coronavirus situation in Germany on their respective websites linked above.
Current Situation at the Course Centers of the Humboldt-Institut
Currently, the following German courses are offered:
In our blog you will find an overview of the German summer courses offered in 2022 for the different age groups.
Measures Taken at the Humboldt-Institut
The boarding schools continue to operate with hygiene measures that serve to protect the community.
The following rules are implemented to ensure the safety of our students and staff on site:
- Children and teenagers: All students are tested immediately upon arrival and on the Tuesday following the arrival.
- Adults: All students must submit a negative test three times a week or are tested at the institute with a rapid test.
- Immediate rapid testing and immediate isolation if a student shows symptoms or tests positive. In such a case, all persons in the school are required to wear FFP2 masks and to be tested daily for five days.
In addition, we make the following recommendations:
- Wearing a facial mask (FFP2) in all confined spaces.
- Keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 m and avoiding body contact (e.g. shaking hands).
- Use of provided hand sanitizer in public areas, restrooms, and the dining hall.
- Adherence to hand hygiene, adherence to coughing and sneezing etiquette.
- Regular ventilation of all confined spaces.
The boarding school in Bad Schussenried continues to operate with hygiene measures for all language course students (see above). Students receive accommodation and board at the boarding school and take part in the leisure program.
The boarding school in Lindenberg continues to operate with hygiene measures for all language course students (see above). Students receive accommodation and board at the boarding school and take part in the leisure program.
Students who wish to stay with host families must be either vaccinated or recovered.
The boarding school operations take place with hygiene measures (see above). In the classroom, a mask no longer has to be worn while seated. Students who wish to stay with host families must be either vaccinated or recovered.
The evening courses and the Saturday courses will take place as online courses until the Summer break. Learn more about the online German courses.
All courses and exams can be booked on our website.
The school for adults in Constance is currently undergoing renovations and will re-open on June 26, 2022. Until this date, German courses are alternatively offered in Berlin-Mitte or as online courses.
Online German Courses
Online German Courses for Adults
The Humboldt-Institut offers online private lessons for adults.
Online German Courses for Teenagers
For teenage students between 13 and 17 years of age, the Humboldt-Institut offers online private lessons.
Entry ban and entry rules
Since June 11, 2022, all corona-related entry restrictions have been removed. Therefore, entries to Germany are possible in compliance with the general entry regulations under residence law. However, this does not apply to entries by citizens of China due to a reciprocity reservation.
Present and Future Bookings
The special situation also requires certain flexibility from our side regarding our official cancelation policy, which was originally installed for the normal state. Our terms and conditions still apply at this point. We will do our very best to find individual solutions based on each case when necessary.
If quarantine is required for a course with a duration of up to 9 weeks, the student can decide whether he would like to travel anyway, whether he would like to leave the credit for a later course or whether he would like a refund.
Students or parents who booked their course via an agency should contact their agency first, thank you!
Current FAQ on Corona
Since there are recurring questions around the topics of summer courses, bookings and travel in connection with Corona, we have expanded our FAQ accordingly. There you will find an overview of the most frequently asked questions and answers.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email (email@example.com) or phone (+49 7522 988-0). Due to the high number of inquiries, processing times may be longer. We strive to answer you as soon as possible and ask for your understanding!
We wish all our friends in Germany and around the globe much health, and we would like to thank everyone for their support during this time!
This page will be updated as soon as we have more news to share.