3G rules for international students

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Verification of vaccination, convalescence or test certificates

FAU is obliged to check the vaccination, convalescence or test certificates to be submitted. In order to fulfil this obligation, the university draws particular attention to the possibility of checks at any time and the legal consequences of violations, and checks the 3G rule by means of regular, close-meshed and consistent random checks.

Proof of vaccination must be provided by written or electronic confirmation.

Fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) with an EU-approved vaccine named by the Paul Ehrlich Institute at http://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19. Versions of the EU-approved vaccines approved abroad (original or licensed productions) are equivalent to the named EU-approved vaccines for the proof of vaccination protection. As of 15.9.2021:
Comirnaty / Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Biontech).
COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, Spikevax (formerly: COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna) (Moderna)
COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson)
Vaxzevria, Covishield, COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, R-CoVI (Astrazeneca)
At least 14 days have passed since final vaccination

Proof of vaccination in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish language

Digital vaccination certificate via
Corona Warn App
CovPass App
Yellow vaccination certificate
Printout of the vaccination certificate with the name on it

Further information on the digital COVID certificate (also for international students) can be found e.g. here.

Students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine that is not licensed in the EU are considered to be unvaccinated, so they must provide proof of testing. The test is free of charge for these students. (Source: Corona Virus Test Ordinance, §4a point 3 BAnz AT 21.09.2021 V1.pdf (bundesanzeiger.de))

Alternatively, there is the possibility of vaccination with an mRNA vaccine.


Certificate of recovery digitally via Corona warning app / CovPass app
by means of a written or digital positive PCR test, older than 28 days but not older than 6 months
by means of a written or digital positive PCR test older than 6 months in combination with proof of booster vaccination.

Test requirements

Under the 3G rule, tested individuals must provide written or electronic negative test evidence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection based on

a PCR test, PoC-PCR test or a test using other methods of nucleic acid amplification technique carried out no more than 48 hours ago,
a PoC antigen test carried out not more than 24 hours ago

which otherwise complies with the provisions of the SchAusnahmV.
Organisation of the test offer

The following offers are available to FAU students, limited until 30.11.2021, for free PoC antigen tests to obtain a test certificate.

Students can identify themselves with their FAU Card and proof of identity.

FAU will soon be setting up test centres at its locations in the Erlangen South Campus and in Nuremberg. In addition, students can use the following testing facilities (as of 1.10.2021):


Bahnhof Apotheke Erlangen, Goethestraße 40, Monday – Friday from 08:30 h – 18:00 h
Test centre in the Arcaden, Nürnberger Straße 7, until 30.11.2021 Monday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kolibri-Apotheke, Allee am Röthelheimpark 15, Monday – Friday from 09:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs
Test centre at Martin-Luther-Platz (container), Monday – Friday 17:00-21:00, Sundays 15:00-20:00.


Med3Group test centre, Regensburger Straße 250, 90480 Nuremberg (on the premises of the Obi DIY store); Monday – Saturday from 08:30 – 18:00 hrs.
Corona Test Center Nuremberg Airport (Vitolius), parking area P7, Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (offer only valid until 10.10.2021)

The test certificate can only be used for university purposes.

Students under the age of 18 can initially be tested free of charge until the end of the year, as can

Students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not approved in the EU. (see http://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19). Source: Corona Virus Test Ordinance, §4a point 3 BAnz AT 21.09.2021 V1.pdf (bundesanzeiger.de)

For guests, e.g. in the context of events, the costs for the test certificates to be submitted by unvaccinated persons according to the 3G rule of the 14th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (in the case of green hospital samples antigen tests, in the case of yellow and red hospital samples also PCR tests if necessary) are to be borne privately by the participants themselves. Financing from budget funds or third-party funds is not possible.


take care & have a good start at the WiSo

questions? please adress to corona-informationen@fau.de


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