NSO-Related Information about COVID-19

As of 14 Jan 21

  • The NATO School Oberammergau remains open to resident and virtual students.
  • There is no DEU requirement for NATO, EU and PfP members on official business (students /speakers) to quarantine or test to enter Germany/Bavaria.
  • For our collective safety, the NSO requires all visitors (students, speakers, etc) arriving from outside Bavaria to provide a negative COVID test (taken no earlier than 5 days prior to entry to the School) when in processing.
  • From Mon 18 Jan 21, FFP2 masks are required for public transport and shopping in Bavaria. All visitors (students, speakers, contractors) are encouraged to wear an FFP2 standard (or equivalent) face mask; NSO staff are required to do so.
  • Standard Hygiene practices are in force: social distance, face masks, sanitise hands.


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.