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The Presidential Board of LUH strongly recommends postponing travel to and from China until further notice

Leibniz University Hannover is part of a strong international network in teaching, research and transfer. Staff and students collaborate with colleagues around the world in numerous contexts. The Presidential Board of LUH explicitly promotes international networks. In the context of the spread of the coronavirus - especially in China - university management encourages staff and students at LUH to take special care regarding travel to and from China.

Following the rapid spread of infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern". This entails specific recommendations for member states that aim to stem the spread of the virus across borders.

Until further notice, the Presidential Board urges staff and students to postpone any business trips, research or study periods to China as well as to cancel participation in conferences taking place in China.

Anyone who has recently travelled to or returned from China, should be wary of symptoms they may have developed and seek medical attention immediately. Please always phone in advance and inform your health care provider that you have recently travelled to China.

If required, staff can contact the occupational safety department (health management section) at LUH:, Tel. +49 511 762 5763.

Students from China are a vital part of the international academic community at LUH. Chinese students and staff who need to extend their stay in Germany due to the current situation are welcome to contact the International Office - the same applies to LUH members currently in China:

Current travel and security information from the German Federal Foreign Office concerning the coronavirus: