3G Provisions for accessing the BASF Ludwigshafen site

Following the revision to the Infection Protection Act, 3G provisions are now mandatory at the workplace as of November 24, 2021. For the Ludwigshafen site, BASF has implemented these specific measures:

Everyone working on-site must be either vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or provide proof of a current negative test.

This applies to all units, from Production to Technical Services, from Research and Development to all the service units required on site. The 3G provisions also apply to employees from partner companies and all visitors. 

On January 15, 2022, the Federal Government amended the Corona Ordinance. This also affects access to the BASF site.

If you have general questions about the status of those who have recovered or about vaccinations, please contact the Corona hotline on (+49) 621 60-99988.

Access to the site premises from December 7, 2021

3G provisions at the Ludwigshafen site: update to Q&A from 30 November 2021: General information

Vaccinated persons are those who have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination issued to them. Recovered applies to a person who has already been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and who was subsequently tested, generally by a PCR test. Recovery from the infection must be at least 28 days ago, up to a maximum of 3 months. A tested person is one who carries proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed on them. The test must be approved and cannot be older than 24 hours.

Yes, everyone on the site premises must have their respective daily proof readily available for checks by the respective authorities.

The validity of the proof of vaccination is based on the date of receiving the second vaccination. This period is 12 months. The certificate confirming recovery from an infection with COVID-19 is based on the date provided by the respective health authority. This period is six months. 

The entire spatial scope of the site regulations is designated as a 3G area. In this respect, contractors, visitors, etc. must also show a 3G certificate.

People who already have a permanent ID card can upload their 3G certificate using the web application or have it recorded in one of the two inspection points.

The 3G status of visitors, technicians, etc. who receive a day ID card is checked directly when the ID card is issued.

Site security, which issues temporary IDs, also has access to the data stored in the web application and can thus allow access on this basis.

No. Anyone who has already received a positive test report based on the previous vaccination certificate does not have to upload the booster vaccination certificate into the system. The company ID card remains activated.

The test must always be valid when entering the site (e.g. even after an external lunch break). The site must be vacated before the end of the test.


The validity of the proof of vaccination is currently not limited. The year 2099 is simply a technical date that represents the currently unlimited period of validity.

You can also register in the web application using the vaccination certificate insert from the BASF vaccination center. When uploading this insert, please ensure it is complete and that all details (first name, last name, date of birth) are legible.

If you only have the yellow vaccination booklet, you can show this and your personal or site ID at one of the two certificate inspection centers to have your site ID activated. You can also go to a pharmacy and receive a vaccination certificate with a QR code.

Z255 between gate 5 and gate 11: 24/7

Z203 near gate 7: 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (except Sat and Sun)

Presenting tests

Test certificates without QR codes can also be uploaded to the system if the data provided can be read easily and checked. It is also possible to show a test certificate without a QR code along with your personal or site ID at one of the two certificate inspection centers. Your site ID will then be activated for 24 or 48 hours.

No. Every process here requires a new registration.

Please go to one of the two inspection points with your recovery and vaccination certificate. Your company ID will be permanently activated there.