Germany

Borders are open with restrictions.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens and residents of Germany and their immediate family members;
  • people arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
  • citizens of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and EEA Member States;
  • immediate family members of citizens of EEA Member States with the proof of their family relationship;
  • immediate family members of residents of Germany with the proof of their family relationship;
  • holders of a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
  • British citizens with a residence permit issued by Germany before 31 December 2020;
  • holders of a long term “D” visa issued by an EEA Member State or Switzerland;
  • residents of Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Macao, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia. They must have been living in the residence country in the past 6 months;
  • students;
  • unmarried partners of residents of Germany with a written invitation and a copy of the identity document of the resident in Germany. They must also have a declaration and be able to present proof of their relationship;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax) or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before departure. They must not be arriving from China;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax) or Pfizer-BioNTech and a positive COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test taken at least 28 days and at most 90 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from China;
  • children under 12 accompanied by a parent with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish showing that the parent was fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax) or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before departure. They must not be arriving from China;
  • children under 12 accompanied by a parent with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish showing that the parent received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax) or Pfizer-BioNTech. The parent must also have a positive COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test taken at least 28 days and at most 90 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from China.
  • Passengers who received one dose of Janssen must also receive a booster dose of Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure. More details can be found here.

Passengers entering or transiting through Germany must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish of a test taken not more than 48 hours before arrival; or
  • a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test result in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish of a test taken not more than 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 6;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test result taken at least 28 days and at most 90 days before arrival. They must have not been in Botswana, China (People’s Rep.), Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish if they in the past 10 days have not been in China (People’s Rep.). The certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
  • Passengers who received one dose of Janssen must also receive a booster dose of Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure.

Passengers older than 6 arriving from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

People arriving from a high-risk area or an area of a variant of concern must register here before departure. The list of countries can be found here

 

Arriving people could be subject to quarantine for 10 or 14 days. It depends on the place from where a person arrives: for those arriving from a risk area or a high-incidence area it is 10 days, for people arriving from an area of variants of concern – 14 days. The regulations can differ depending on the Federal Land.

This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish if they have not been in China (People’s Rep.) in the past 10 days. The certificate must state that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid (Novavax) and Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty);
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they in the past 10 days have not been in China (People’s Rep.). The certificate must show that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), and must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. They must also have a positive COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test taken at least 28 days and at most 90 days before arrival.
  • Passengers who received one dose of Janssen must also receive a booster dose of Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure.

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