BORDER STATUS

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Germany

Country`s borders status

Borders of Germany are temporarily closed.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens and residents of Germany;
  • 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.

These passengers are allowed to enter if arriving from a country other than Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe:

  • 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 Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand who 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.

People entering or transiting through Germany from Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have:

  • a negative COVID-19 antigen test result in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish of a test taken not more than 24 hours before arrival; or
  • a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test result in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish of a test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 6;
  • people transiting through Germany to a non-Schengen Member State.

People entering or transiting through Germany from a country other than Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe 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 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test result in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish of a test taken not more than 72 hours before arrival.

This doesn’t apply to:

  • children under 6;
  • holders of a positive COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test result issued at least 28 days and at most 6 months before arrival. They must have not been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they have not been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days. The certificate must state that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before departure and must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech;
  • people transiting through Germany to a non-Schengen Member State.

People arriving from high-risk countries must register here before departure.

 

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 doesn’t apply to holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they have not been in Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 10 days. The certificate must state that they received the vaccine at least 14 days before departure and must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

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