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Welcome Center for International Researchers 

The Welcome Center is the central service point at the University of Bonn for international postdocs, visiting researchers and professorsWe offer advice and practical support, so that you get off to a good start in Bonn. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



With the aim of preventing further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), on-site consultation at the Welcome Center for International Researchers is unfortunately not available until further notice. We remain available by phone/email and are happy to offer video consultation. Just get in touch with us!

Information on COVID-19 from the Rectorate

Information on entry to North Rhine-Westphalia from non-EU countries

All persons who enter North Rhine-Westphalia traveling from a non-EU country (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), must undergo a quarantine of 14 days. This quarantine rule also applies if you arrived to Bonn via another EU country or another German state. Upon arrival, you must immediately and directly make your way to your accommodation and remain there for 14 days. During this time, you are not allowed to receive any visitors from persons outside of your household. In addition, you must call the local health authority immediately after your arrival and inform them.

Please contact the health authority in Bonn as follows:

  • Phone: +49 (0)228 7175
  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Weekends and public holidays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

You can find the link to the regulations of North Rhine-Westphalia here.


In case of questions or need for assistance, please get in touch with your contact person at the Welcome Center for International Researchers.

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