Seasonal workers

Seasonal work during the coronavirus pandemic

The Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration (Office for the equal treatment of EU workers) and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) would like to provide you with information about particularities specific to the coronavirus pandemic during seasonal agricultural work. For your own protection and for the protection of everybody: Please get vaccinated against Covid-19 in your home country already.

What documentation do I need to travel to Germany?openMinimise

Do I have to quarantine on entering Germany?openMinimise

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How can I protect myself from COVID-19 at work and in my accommodation?openMinimise

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What if I get ill? If I have to see a doctor, who pays the bill?openMinimise

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Can I get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany?openMinimise

Further information and advice:

The Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG) provides information and advisory services on health and safety at work free of charge for harvest workers (more languages available):
Hotline (in German): +49 561 78510010

The “Fair Mobility” (Faire Mobilität) project offers in-formation and advisory services on labour and social law for seasonal workers (more languages available):
Hotline (in German): +800 0005780

To find the nearest advice centre from your location in your language, please go to:

The website and advice centres of "Fair Integration" (Faire Integration) are also available for seasonal farm workers from non-EU countries (more languages available):