The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Vatican City to Germany.View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers
Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.
Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Germany.
Transit is allowed with restrictions
Travelers are allowed to transit through Germany to a non-Schengen area country as long as they stay in the international zone of the airport and have the necessary documentation for their final destination.
Travelers in transit are required to provide one of the following:
- A negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test results from a test taken a maximum of 48 hours before arrival;
- Proof of recovery from COVID-19;
- Proof of vaccination.
Please see the source for more details.
Travelers are allowed to transit through Germany to a Schengen area country as long as they have the necessary proof required to enter their destination country. If the traveler must provide proof of reason to travel to the country of destination, travelers are recommended to present a document issued by the responsible authorities of the country of destination certifying that entry restrictions have been waived or that approval of entry has been granted.
Before You Leave
No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to Germany.
Children under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated if they are traveling with a parent who is fully vaccinated.
For more details, please see the source.
Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate in paper or digital form. Proof of vaccination must be in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Travelers must have received their last vaccine dose required no less than 14 days before the travel date. Vaccines accepted include Pfizer/Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, Nuvaxovid, and AstraZeneca.
Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccines and vaccine combinations.
Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 will be considered fully vaccinated after receiving a single dose of the above-accepted vaccines. Travelers must show proof that they were infected with COVID-19 prior to being vaccinated.
Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.
Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.
This requirement does not apply to:
- Travelers under the age of 12.
Travelers coming from risk areas must upload their negative test results, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery a maximum of 48 hours before arrival via the Digital Registration on Entry travel portal.
No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for transit
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to make a transit connection in Germany.
Travelers may need to present proof indicating they are allowed to enter their destination country.
No quarantine required
Travelers who have been in selected countries for the past 10 days before travel to Germany are not required to quarantine on arrival.
Health pass may be required for indoor activities
Travelers may be required to provide proof of vaccination, immunization, or negative COVID-19 test when visiting hospitals, nursing and care homes, and assisted living facilities for the disabled, as well as for access to indoor cafés and restaurants and at indoor events and celebrations, for personal care services, indoor sports and overnight accommodation.
These documents are required in districts with COVID-19 incidence rates of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants during the past 7 days.
While You're There
Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks on public transport, airports and in shops. Distancing rules must be respected and travelers must cover their faces using a surgical mask or FFP2 (or similar) mask.
COVID-19 Risk Information
Use of mask
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