NSO-Related Information about COVID-19

As of 26 Sep 22
** New or Updated Information

NSO Hygiene Policy with effect for courses after 02 Oct 22:


  • Before travelling, please check the entrance criteria to enter Germany. Please visit the official RKI website for the latest updates.


  • ALL students, speakers and guests are to be fully vaccinated or recovered::
    • ** Proof of full vaccination (all required doses plus 14 days). Sputnik is not an approved vaccine; OR
    • Proof of having contracted COVID-19 in the period NET 28 days prior to NSO entry and NLT three months prior to entry (recovery); a medical certificate is required as proof of recovery.
    • Those who have received the Janssen (Johnson&Johnson) vaccine are now required to have 2 doses. The second dose can be Janssen, Comirnaty (Biontech/Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna).
  • In addition ALL students, speakers and guests are to provide a negative COVID-19 test:
    • The negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 72-hours prior to entry to the School.
    • Self-tests will not be accepted.
  • Documents for both requirements will be reviewed at the time of in-processing


  • Accepted tests: PCR, TMA, LAMP, rapid antigen.
    • The test result needs to be validated by a physician or a recognised laboratory/pharmacy.
    • Students staying for a second week must take an additional COVID test.
    • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 during the week the German health authority requirements take precedence. Student Admin will advise.


  • People are considered fully vaccinated/immunised:
    • 2-weeks after the second dose
    • Contracted COVID-19 illness NET 28-days and NLT 3-months prior to entry. Medical Certificate required as proof.
  • Provide the vaccination certificate upon in-processing.


  • FFP1 face masks are only required on NSO transport
    • They are no longer required within the NSO.
    • Mandatory for public transportation in Bavaria.
    • Masks will be available for purchase at the Student Admin desk at a price of 5 EUR for two masks.


  • There is a test centre located at the WellenBerg pool (Himmelreich 52) that is able to provide PCR tests. The centre is approximately a 15 minute walk from the NATO School.
  • Payment is 70 EUR for the PCR and is paid by the individual at the test centre.
  • A coupon/bonus card is available at the test centre that will reduce the price by 5 EUR.
  • Tuesday – Sunday 1100-1400hrs and 1445-1900hrs.
  • Results will be available 24-48 hours after the test.
  • The Munich Airport offers a Test and Fly programme for travellers. See Munich Airport "Test & Fly" for more details.
  • If there are any questions, please contact Student Administration via the Contact Form, choosing Category "Courses".


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

FFP1 Facemasks are only mandatory on public and NSO Transport – you can still wear a mask elsewhere on a voluntary basis. 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.
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.