Security and visa matters

In-person exchange projects with Teams up! can only be carried out in countries where the participants’ safety is guaranteed. The travel warnings issued by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office (“Auswärtiges Amt”) apply. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the advice of the Robert Koch Institute must also be followed. All participants of the Teams up! projects must comply with the valid regulations for entry and residence for the personal exchanges in the project countries.

Please be aware that it is also possible to conduct visits on a completely virtual basis, in consultation with Engagement Global, if in-person visits cannot take place due to security alerts or the pandemic situation, for instance.

Current security warnings

Since many of the Teams up! partner countries are subject to travel and/or entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibilities for implementing in-person visits under the programme are currently limited. If you are planning projects or there are changes in your project, please make sure you first contact your supervisor at the Teams up! team and consult the chcklist of resumption of in-person visits.

Checklist for resumption of in-person visits

Please refer to the pages of the German Foreign Office for worldwide travel and safety information:

To the Federal Foreign Office website


Registration in the crisis prevention list ELEFAND