Travel Restrictions Entering Germany from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Germany from the United States for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers

Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Mandatory Masks

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
737.02
Increased by-89.61
at 5/15/2022
Vaccinated
76.90%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/13/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Germany.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Germany. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Germany to another EU member state, the Schengen state, or a country outside of the EU 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.

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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.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusiness
Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to Germany.

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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.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for Germany

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusinessTransit
Description

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, Janssen, Moderna, Nu­vax­ovid, and AstraZeneca.

Vaccinated with a single dose of vaccine will be allowed if:

  • Have an antibody test with proven infection with COVID-19 before the vaccination, followed by administration of vaccination; or
  • Have a positive test by means of a nucleic acid test (for example, PCR) before the vaccination dose; or
  • Have a positive test by means of a nucleic acid test (for example, PCR), taken at least 28 days ago and after the first vaccination dose was administered.

Travelers that have received a combination of 2 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. If COVID-19 occurred after the first vaccine dose was administered, it must have passed a minimum of 28 days and a maximum of 90 days since COVID-19 was first detected. For travelers who recovered from COVID-19 before the first vaccination was administered, the required 14-day post-vaccination period does not apply.

Travelers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof.

Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they receive 2 individual vaccinations until September 30th, 2022.

Effective October 1st, 2022, if more than 270 days have passed since the second individual vaccination, travelers will require to have a booster dose.

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 accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent.
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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.

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For Transit

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers for transit

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Travel Purpose
Transit
Description

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.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers who have valid proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test result, are not required to quarantine on arrival.

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Possible

Health pass may be required for indoor activities

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Description

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.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) issued in Germany can also be used to access indoor public places including cultural, leisure, and sports facilities, restaurants, and bars.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear surgical masks or masks that meet the N95, KN95, or FFP2 standards on all public transportation.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Germany.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
737.02
Increased by-89.61
at 5/15/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
41.80%
Increased by-8.70%
at 5/1/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
76.90%
Increased by0.01%
at 5/13/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
64,521,657
Increased by9,062
at 5/13/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.73
Increased by-0.10
at 5/7/2022

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

Local Guidelines

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the federal state visited. Detailed information per state can be found at https://www.germany.trave...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in healthcare settings and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Open
Restaurants are open as usual.

Bars

Open
Bars are open as usual.

Nightclubs

Open
Nightclubs are open as usual.

Shops

Open
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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