Coronavirus: the response of the HWR Berlin and current recommendations

The German Foreign Office has issued a warning against travelling to China. The Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin recommends that its staff and students postpone any plans they may have to travel to China.

Responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus from the regions and countries in which cases have already been confirmed.

Postpone all travel to China

The German Foreign Office has issued a warning to all travellers recommending that they postpone any travel plans for China which are not absolutely necessary. This also covers any plans which students may have to travel to China. The management of the HWR Berlin recommends that no-one travel to China as long as the current warning from the German Foreign Office is in force.

The HWR will provide support to any students who act to postpone existing plans to travel to China in summer semester 2020 to winter semester 2020/21. This recommendation also applies to university teachers and members of the academic staff. HWR staff will not undertake any travel to or residence in China until further notice. The university remains in regular and close contact with their partner institutions in the region.

Information on this matter is available from the HWR International Office

Should you have any questions regarding impending foreign travel, please consult the HWR International Office:

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