Working in Germany: the official website
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The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is leading to restrictions in public and private life worldwide. Germany has also taken many measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Here you can find up-to-date information about the situation in Germany.

Are you planning to travel to Germany soon to work and live here? The current situation affects the entry regulations. Therefore, please follow the instructions of the Federal Foreign Office and check the website of the responsible embassy in your home country.

In order to prepare for your visa application, you can already inform yourself about the procedure in the section "Visa and entry process".

Please also note that within the EU/EEA, special regulations on border crossing (PDF) apply. The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community informs about current regulations at internal borders (status: May 13, 2020, German).


Tip: Use the time to plan your arrival in Germany. For example, find out about the recognition of foreign qualifications or about opportunities to learn German online.

Make it in Germany is still there for you - in case of individual questions, please use the contact form.



Information regarding entering Germany

Federal Foreign Office

Corona virus and entry restrictions: What travellers need to know 
 

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Questions and answers regarding travel restrictions and border controls 



Information for employees in Germany

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): Questions relating to labour law as well as safety and health at work 
 

Federal Employment Agency

How to reach employment agencies, job centres or the Familienkassen 




General information on health protection and COVID-19

Federal Ministry of Health

Questions and answers regarding health protection as well as daily updates on coronavirus 
 

Robert Koch Institute
Information on COVID-19 in Germany 
 

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Find more multilingual information on the websites of the Office for the equal treatment of EU Workers as well as the Federal Commissioner for Migrants, Refugees and Integration.

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