NSO-Related Information about COVID-19

As of 12 Apr 21

The NATO School Oberammergau remains open to residential and virtual students and conference attendees and is continuing to expand its Distributed Learning portfolio. NSO Hygiene Policy current as of 29 Mar 21:

  • All students and speakers entering Germany are to register electronically prior to arrival.
    Click here for Digital Registration on Entry: www.einreiseanmeldung.de
  • All students and speakers entering Germany are to provide a negative COVID (molecular) test taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to entry to Germany
  • All students and speakers travelling from areas outside of Bavaria are to provide a negative COVID (molecular) test taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to entry to the School
  • Members of foreign armed forces (NATO, PfP, EU) are exempt from having to quarantine (this does not apply if from a COVID variant country)
  • The only authorized mask to be worn by all visitors (students, speakers, contractors) and staff to the NSO is FFP2 standard face mask. These are also mandatory for public transport and shopping in Bavaria. Masks will be available for purchase at the Student Admin desk at a price of 5 EUR for two masks
  • Standard Hygiene practices are in force: social distance, face masks, sanitise hands, etc.
  • The NSO can facilitate COVID testing for students and speakers required to test at the end of the course and prior to re-entry to their respective countries

With effect to courses beginning after Sunday 18 Apr 21

The NSO will not accept resident students and guest speakers from the following COVID-variant and High Incidence Areas or students and guest speakers who have spent any time in the past 10 days in:

COVID variant countries:

  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Eswatini
  • France – the department Moselle
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

High incidence areas:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Bahrain
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • ** Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Ecuador
  • France- the complete country incl. all French oversea departments
  • Hungary
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands incl. constituent countries and the overseas parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Palestinian territories
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tanzania
  • **Turkey
  • **Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay

** New or Updated Information


In accordance with the Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI)

Students and visitors: Your temperature will be checked upon In-processing on Sunday and upon arrival Monday through Friday.
Staff: Your temperature will be checked upon arrival Monday through Friday.
Students: Provide contact details to Student Admin and allow tracing up to two weeks post-course. Your contact data will be destroyed 3 weeks post-course.
Keep your distance: 1.5 m Wear a mask if you can’t keep your distance.
Wear a mask in communal areas (e.g. cafeteria). Wear a mask in all corridors and keep to the right.
Wear a mask on public transportation. Wear a mask in restaurants and shops.
Observe hygiene rules. If you develop symptoms: Students: stay in your room and contact your Course Director for further measures. Staff: self-quarantine at home, inform your supervisor and call 116117.
Comply with isolation or quarantine advice. Be patient and respect each other.