Current Information on Coronavirus

Last update: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 10:15 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:

German Courses for Children and Teenagers
Bad Schussenried (face-to-face, groups only)
Lindenberg (face-to-face)
Online courses (private lessons)

 

German Courses for Adults
Berlin-Mitte (face-to-face)
Constance (face-to-face)
Online courses (private lessons)

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:

  • All students are tested immediately upon arrival and on the Tuesday following their arrival.
  • Students who test positive are required to wear a mask. If they are symptom-free for 48 hours, the mask requirement ends after five days. Otherwise, it ends after ten days at the latest. For all other persons in the school, there are no further consequences. Only in Berlin, immediate isolation if a student tests positive is still mandatory. If the student shares a room with another student, the roommate is tested daily for three 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.

Bad Schussenried

For individual students, the courses will take place from September 4, 2022 to June 4, 2023 in Lindenberg. Bad Schussenried remains, however, open for closed groups.

Lindenberg

The boarding school in Lindenberg continues to operate with hygiene measures for all language course students (see above). All courses can be booked on our website.

Berlin-Mitte

The school and boarding operations take place with hygiene measures (see above). All courses and exams can be booked on our website.

Constance

The school and boarding operations take place with hygiene measures (see above). All courses and exams can be booked on our website.

 

Online German Courses

Online German Courses for Adults

The Humboldt-Institut offers online private lessons for adults.

More information on the online German courses for adults can be found on the page online German courses. The online German courses can be booked via our booking form.

Online German Courses for Teenagers

For teenage students between 13 and 17 years of age, the Humboldt-Institut offers online private lessons.

More information on the online private lessons can be found on the page online German courses. The online German courses for teenagers can be booked via our booking form.

 

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.

 

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us by email (info@humboldt-institut.org) 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.

Lennart Güthling
Managing Director