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The Berlin Centre for Travel & Tropical Medicine, also known as the BCRT, is a privately run tropical institute which offers medical advice before and after travel.

We have developed a globally unique, practical concept of travel medicine advice: our travel practices are located in outdoor equipment stores. There you can get advice before your trip and also have a vaccination at the same time.

In addition, in our outpatient department in Berlin, we offer specialised infectious diseases consultation which is visited by patients from all of Europe. There we also carry out numerous clinical studies. In the area of vaccination studies the BCRT is one of the largest clinical test centres in Germany.

Current information sheet about Coronavirus

You can now download our current information sheet about the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (latest update: 25-May-2020) (148 kB) Please note that the sheet is written in German language, but there are useful links at the bottom which also have English translations.

Re-opening of all our travel clinics

Our travel clinic in Berlin Mitte (Friedrichstraße) remains open as usual:
Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 19:00
Sat: 12:00 – 17:00

Additionally, all our travel practices in the individual Globetrotter stores are all open again!
For more information please visit the sites of the corresponding clinic

Vaccines, e.g. against pneumococcal disease as well as tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are immediately available in all our clinics.
If you have any further questions, please contact us via our central hotline:
030 / 960 60 940

Tests for COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 antibodies at BCRT

We offer antibody tests (past disease) on the new Coronavirus in collaboration with our laboratory service providers in all our travel practices.
Additionally, we perform PCR tests (exclusion of an acute infection with COVID-19) only for certification of being symptom-free and those only in Berlin Friedrichstraße. In case of acute symptoms, please contact the official authorities.

The notification of findings takes up to 48 hours (exclusion of acute disease) or about one week (antibody test) after the date of the appointment.
Please call our hotline if you have any further questions or to make an appointment:
030 / 960 60 940

The Berlin Centre for Travel & Tropical Medicine is a labelling of the practise of Prof. Dr. Jelinek at the various locations of the travel clinics. The treatment contract is solely concluded with Prof. Dr. Jelinek.