In our Outpatient Clinic for returning travelers we offer specialized services for the diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases, with regard to parasitic, bacterial and viral infections. The most common health problems after traveling include diarrhea, fever and skin affections. We also perform the required medical examination according to regulation 35 (G35, stay abroad under particular conditions) and the respective post-travel medical examination.
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Corona-related rules at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (please click)
(as of April 28, 2022)
- 3G rules are valid
- FFP2 masks are mandatory (without valve)
- An appointment is necessary
- Exception: outpatients with acute illnesses/emergencies (e.g. fever, acute pain) do not need an appointment and may be tested on site
- Accompanying persons: only persons who have tested negative by a rapid antigen test may visit or accompany outpatients - this includes persons who are fully vaccinated or recovered. The test result to be presented must not be older than 24 hours. Certificate of testing also applies to children of elementary school age and older, as well as adolescents - a student identification card is not sufficient. No test needs to be provided for symptom-free children under 6 years of age.
Dear outpatient, dear traveler,
Our appointment system minimizes waiting times and facilitate the compliance with the distance rules. Travel Clinic (vaccinations, pre-travel consultations) and Tropical Medicine Outpatient Clinic (outpatients) are separated in terms of time and space. Further details with informations about the current 3G rules, accompanying persons and admission controls can be read here.
Thank you for your understanding, your Team from the Tropical Institute
Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 14:00. Please note: blood collection and sample delivery are only possible until 13:00.
Internal address: Südring 2, ground floor.
+49 30 450 565 930
The open consultation hours (without appointment) are only for patients with acute complaints. Out of our opening hours, the emergency room is available for acute illnesses or emergencies (for example fever after a stay in a malaria area).
For non-acute complaints or for examination of chronic diseases, please make an appointment. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (450 565 712) or e-mail.
We perform, among other services, rapid malaria and dengue fever diagnostics, as well as specialized parasitological stool examinations.
Medical examination according to regulation 35 (G35)
For the medical examination according to regulation 35 is an appointment needed. Please contact us.
Important notice for persons over 45 years of age: you will receive a referral for ergometry ( stress ECG), which you should schedule by yourself in an outpatient setting.
Rabies consultation and vaccination
According to the guidelines of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Germany has been considered rabies-free since 2008. Since February 2006, no fox or domestic animal has contracted rabies in Germany. For this reason, it is usually not necessary to initiate rabies treatment after a dog or cat bite in Berlin or Brandenburg, for example. However, the situation is different with bats, which in rare cases can transmit rabies to animals and humans. Therefore, in the event of direct contact with a bat, a medical presentation and consultation should be made immediately and, if necessary, vaccinations administered. Immediate consultation is also necessary for scratch or bite injuries to animals abroad. Wounds should be washed immediately with soap or detergent if rabies is suspected, then rinsed with plenty of water and then disinfected.
Rabies consultation and vaccinations are performed in our Outpatient Clinic (costs covered by the public health insurance). After a rabies-suspicious animal contact an immediate presentation is recommended. You do not need an appointment. The opening hours of our outpatient clinic for this purpose are Monday - Friday from 08:00 - 14:00. Outside these hours, consultation and care are also provided through the Charité emergency rooms. Please bring vaccination records and relevant documentation (e.g. on previous rabies vaccinations) with you.
If you have questions regarding prophylactic rabies vaccinations for travel, our Travel Clinic is provided for this purpose. You can book an appointment for the medical travel consultation here.
Emergency storage of medicines for sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)
Drugs for sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) are available at the Tropical Institute. In an emergency, these can be called up 24/7 on 030 450 565790 (this number only applies to contact regarding sleeping sickness). You can also reach us on 030 450 565733 (during weekdays) or by e-mail at andreas.lindner(at)charite.de.