Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes und Medizinische Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes
Information in English
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sören Becker

Information in English

Information in English

Our Travel and Tropical Medicine Outpatient Clinic provides medical services prior to travel to any country in the world as well as to returning travellers with signs and symptoms suggestive of a travel-associated illness. Additionally, we focus on health problems in migrants and refugees and specialize in the diagnostic and clinical work-up of ‘imported’ infectious diseases. All physicians in our multidisciplinary team are trained in travel medicine and our consultants have long-standing/extensive experience in tropical medicine.

General information

  • Opening hours: Our clinic is open for appointments every Monday and Thursday between 3 p.m.and 7 p.m./ three o’clock and seven o’clock in the evening. For SARS-CoV-2 tests prior to international travel, additional appointments are available on other weekdays.
  • Booking your appointment: Appointments can easily be booked online at reisemedizin.uks.eu/ via our online appointment manager/tool (“Online Terminvergabe”). Once you have booked your appointment, we will immediately send you a confirmation e-mail with all the necessary information.
  • Languages: Our staff is fluent in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. If necessary, we can also provide phone-based translation for less common languages such as Tigrinya or Amharic. Please let us know about specific language requests, other than English or German, prior to your appointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 06841 16 23968 or send us an e-mail at reisemedizin@uks.eu.

Making an appointment at our clinic

Several types of visits can be booked at our clinic:

COVID-19 testing

Do you need a test for SARS-CoV-2, e.g. for international travel?

We offer quality-controlled PCR tests or antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2. Serological tests (IgG/IgA) are also available for travel purposes.

When do I get the result of a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test?

Usually, you will receive your test result within 24 hours. In selected cases, we can arrange a same-day test result. Should you wish to receive your test result on the same day, please add this request in the commentary slot (“Kommentar”) of the online appointment tool.

How do I get my test result?

Your test result will be sent to you via e-mail in the form of an internationally accepted travel certificate issued in English.

What should I do if I would like to have a COVID-19 test and additional travel medicine advice, vaccines, etc.?

In this case, please book the category "Erstvorstellung Reisemedizinische Beratung" in our online booking tool or contact us at reisemedizin@uks.eu.


If you would like to have your vaccination status checked or would like to get medical advice prior to international travel, please book the appointment type “Erstvorstellung Reisemedizinische Beratung” at reisemedizin.uks.eu.

Please remember to bring your vaccination documents/certificates and relevant medical records with you to this appointment.

Feeling sick after a stay in the tropics?

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms that might be related to a previous stay in tropical or subtropical areas, you are welcome to book the appointment type “Erkrankung nach Tropenaufenthalt” at reisemedizin.uks.eu. Please also select this appointment category if you have migrated from a tropical country and you are now experiencing acute or chronic health problems that might be related to your previous stay abroad (migration medicine).