Entry to Germany

Entry regulations into and via Germany depend on the -> risk classifications for all countries as defined by the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI).

 

 

Traveling to Germany from Areas of Variants of Concern:

 

a. Entering Germany from Areas of Variants of Concern:

 

  • Only German nationals, their immediate family members and holders of German resident permit are allowed to enter Germany.
  1. All passengers (all nationalities) older than 12 years must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (digital or printed, in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish), taken within 72 hours before entry into Germany. This includes travelers who additionally hold a vaccination or immunity certificate. Please note that only a negative COVID PCR test result will be accepted, even if below Timatic information may list other acceptable tests.
  2. Travelers must -> register online before departure
  3. Travelers are required to enter a general 14-day quarantine. Vaccinated customers, with a vaccination that works against the virus variant of the country of origin, as defined by the RKI, are exempt from the 14 day quarantine.

 

b. Transiting Germany from Areas of Variants of Concern to any destination outside Germany:

  •  Transiting Germany to a destination outside of Germany is possible, regardless of nationality or destination and does not require a medical certificate or online registration for Germany.

 

 

Traveling to Germany from High Risk Areas and Non-Risk Areas:

 

a. Entering Germany from High Risk Areas - e.g.  ITALY (starting 1st January 2022), Austria and Switzerland:

  1. Travelers must -> register online before departure
  2. All passengers (all nationalities) older than 12 years must provide one of the following medical certificates (in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish):
  • Negative COVID Test result (digital or printed): Either PCR, LAMP or TMA test, taken within 72 hours before entry into Germany, or AntiGen test, taken within 48 hours before entering Germany.
  • Proof of Immunity (digital or printed), issued after a positive PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-test, issued between 28 days and 6 months before entry
  • Proof of Vaccination (digital or printed): Completed vaccination, i.e. final dose has been given 14 days ago, the vaccine must be approved by -> Paul-Ehrlich-Institute.

 

 

In addition for travelers entering from High Risk Areas:

Passengers are required to enter a general 10-day quarantine. Exceptions:

  1. Passengers with proof of vaccination or immunity certificate
  2. Passengers with a negative test certificate in following cases:
  • for cross border commuters
  • stay outside Germany of less than 24 hours
  • family visit outside Germany
  • after a business trip of less than 5 days
  • for system-relevant professionals

Note: Passengers can leave quarantine after 5 days, subject to a negative COVID-19 test result

 

 

b. Entering Germany from Non-Risk Areas:

 

  1. All passengers (all nationalities) older than 12 years must provide one of the following medical certificates (in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish):
  • Negative COVID Test result (digital or printed): Either PCR, LAMP or TMA test, taken within 72 hours before entry into Germany, or AntiGen test, taken within 48 hours before entering Germany.
  • Proof of Immunity (digital or printed), issued after a positive PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-test, issued between 28 days and 6 months before entry
  • Proof of Vaccination (digital or printed): Completed vaccination, i.e. final dose has been given 14 days ago, the vaccine must be approved by -> Paul-Ehrlich-Institute.

 

 

c. Transiting Germany from High Risk Areas and Non-Risk Areas to any destination outside Germany:

  • Transiting Germany to a destination outside of Germany does not require a medical certificate or online registration for Germany.

 

 

Face Masks:

German authorities allow passengers only to wear the following face masks:

  • surgical masks
  • FFP2 masks (without valve).
  • N95 or KN95 masks (without walve)

Fabric masks are not permitted.