International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Germany From Austria is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Germany. Travelers arriving from countries outside of Europe must be residents of the country listed above.

Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
5/2/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers arriving by air from selected countries who do not have a travel history in selected countries in the past 10 before travel must have a negative COVID-19 test result. The test can be a nucleic acid test (PCR, LAMP, or TMA) taken within 72 hours before arrival or an antigen test taken within 48 hours before arrival.
Antigen tests must meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO with at least 80% sensitivity and 97% specificity. Test results can be in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who received their final dose at least 14 days before travel;
  • Travelers with valid proof of recovery that is at least 28 days and 6 months ago. For more details, please see the source.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Lamp Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Tma Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours Before Arrival
Start Date
3/30/2021
Updated
6/8/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Vaccinated travelers must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 via vaccination booklet in written or digital form. It must be in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Travelers must have received the number of doses necessary for full protection, with the last dose no less than 14 days before the travel date. Germany accepts the following vaccinations: Pfizer/Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, AstraZeneca

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Travelers who have visited designated "areas of virus variants of concern" are not exempt from COVID-19 testing and quarantine procedures, even if vaccinated. Germany accepts proof via the EU Digital Covid Certificate

Start Date
3/29/2021
Updated
6/8/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Start Date
4/27/2020
Updated
6/6/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Germany.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
26.19
Increased by-11.77
at 6/12/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
3.10%
Increased by-1.00%
at 6/6/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
47.75%
Increased by2.59%
at 6/11/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
40,003,604
Increased by2,168,178
at 6/11/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.63
Increased by0.00
at 6/9/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Nationwide restrictions are in place such as only allowing private gatherings between 2 households up to a maximum of 5 people and personal contacts must be restricted between households. Restrictions may vary greatly per federal state, further details can be found in German at https://www.bundesregieru...

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks such as FFP2, KN95, or surgical masks, are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport. Further restrictions may vary by state.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is mostly operating as usual. Movement may be restricted depending on the state rules.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants may open for take-away or delivery services only. On-site dining is not permitted. Restrictions may vary depending on the state.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars offering food services may open for take-away or delivery services only. On-site dining is not permitted. Restrictions may vary depending on the state.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
More Details
Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential shops are gradually opening such as personal care services, including hairdressers. Retail restrictions may vary depending on the state.

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