Persons who have stayed in one of the risk areas listed by the Robert Koch Institute in the last 14 days or have had direct contact with a person with a confirmed corona virus infection are not allowed to enter the DESY premises in Hamburg or Zeuthen. You are requested to contact the local health authorities.

Information for guest scientists

User runs, users

User operation at PETRA III and FLASH is currently suspended. For coronavirus-related research projects, the X-ray source PETRA III can be restarted immediately - DESY offers fast-track access here. In case of questions, please contact the user office (

If you are a DESY user who has returned to your institute after your stay at DESY and finds out that you are infected, please inform us immediately at

Meetings and Workshops

Meetings and workshops may take place with the following regulations:

  • Internal events and meetings should be reviewed for their necessity
  • Events with more than 100 persons will not be held until 15 April 2020
  • We generally recommend using telephone and video conference tools for workshops and meetings.
  • For internal events with more than 10 persons, participant lists (with e-mail contacts) should be kept.