Data Last Updated: September 05, 2021
At present Germany is allowing travelers from the EEA (European Economic Area) and certain low-risk countries as recommended by the EU council.
Authorities in Germany have imposed COVID-19 entry requirements for travelers, depending on the Covid-19 situation of the country they came from. The decision will be based upon the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which is the public health institute in Germany.
Travelers coming from countries considered safe can enter Germany without restrictions. However, travelers from high-risk zones will be required to go on quarantine for 10 days. They could end isolation on the fifth day if they get tested for COVID-19, and the result is negative.
The list of high-risk countries and regions is being updated regularly.
For the latest update, refer to this link - Robert Koch Institute
The German government will ban inbound travel from several different countries around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal, and South Africa. The ban will come into effect from today, January 31, 2021, and is expected to last until February 17th at the earliest.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Authorities in Germany are tightening certain coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related restrictions as of Sep. 29 due to a nationwide uptick in infection rates.
In areas where the cumulative rate is more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within the last seven days, authorities on both national and regional levels have agreed to limit private celebrations, parties, and gatherings to 25 persons; similar events hosted in public spaces will be limited to 50 people. Additionally, authorities are introducing a 50 EUR (58 USD) fine for any individual that provides false information at an establishment that requires their customers to leave contact information for tracing purposes.
Authorities have eased most internal COVID-19 measures, though protective face coverings are required in most public spaces, including on public transport and in retail shops; where possible, people from different households should remain a minimum of 1.5 m (5 feet) apart.
Major public events, where contact tracing and social distancing compliance is not possible, will remain banned through 2020. Hotels and other short-term accommodations have reopened; hygiene and social-distancing guidelines must be observed. All retailers and nonessential businesses are permitted to reopen; however, limits have been placed on the number of customers in the store, and queues should be avoided.
Airlines & Transport
Flights have resumed to Germany from several cities within the EU. Many direct flights from the approved 8 third-party nations have also been resumed or re-scheduled. Lufthansa has flights from Vancouver to some German cities and Air Canada has also resumed flights from Toronto.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Germany officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020. But like most countries around the world, Germany’s entry restrictions are changing frequently according to the COVID-19 situation and the spread of virus mutations.
Even though lockdown and stringent entry restrictions are in place, Germany’s borders are open for travelers coming from within the EU countries. German authorities have imposed entry restrictions based on the traveler's country of residence.
Below, you will find the latest travel restrictions for Germany and the entry requirements.
Who Can Travel To Germany?
According to the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community (BMI), entry into Germany is permitted for travelers coming from within the European Union Member States and Schengen-associated countries, including Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
In addition, upon the recommendation of the EU Council, German authorities are also allowing restriction-free entry of travelers from third countries who have a lower risk of Covid-19 infections.
Below is a list of the third countries and regions whose citizens and residents are allowed to enter Germany restriction-free:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- South Korea
- United States of America
Travelers coming from any of the countries above, as well as those coming from within the European Union Member States and Schengen-associated countries, can enter Germany for tourism purposes. All travelers are required to complete digital registration on entry, present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result depending on the risk status of the country they came from.
What Rules Apply for Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Since June 25, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers from third countries have been permitted entry into Germany as tourists. The traveler should be able to show proof that they have received both doses to be considered fully vaccinated. For those who have been previously infected with the virus and have recovered, only one dose is required. In addition, the last dose of the vaccine must be administered at least 14 days before the date of travel into Germany and the vaccine should be one of those authorized by the Paul Ehrlich Institute.
People who have been fully vaccinated can enter Germany for any purpose, including tourism, regardless of which country they came from. However, this will not apply to travelers who came from countries categorized as areas of "virus variants of concern".
Arrivals From High-Incidence and Virus Variant Areas
Travelers who came from "high-incidence and virus variant areas", or anyone who has stayed in these areas for more than ten days, are only allowed to enter Germany for essential purposes. If approved for entry, they are required to submit either a negative Covid-19 test result, proof of full vaccination, or proof of recovery. However, exceptions will apply to those who have passed through high incidence areas without making a stop.
For those who travel by air, a negative Covid-19 test result must be submitted before departure and another one upon entry into the country. The airline is fully responsible for checking the negative test result documentation before departure. These same rules apply to those who are traveling by bus, train, or ferry.
Anyone who has been to any of the risk areas must fill in a digital entry registration form and present the confirmation code upon entry.
What Are Other Safety Measures in Germany?
- All travelers and residents should wear face masks. Most importantly when taking public transport or indoor public places.
- Everyone should practice social distancing at all times.
Travelers can expect lots of spread-out dining tables, hand-washing stations, barriers, and sanitizing protocols throughout their visit to Germany.
What's Open in Germany?
There are different rules about what is officially open in each city in Germany. However, here's the list of what is generally open across the country:
- Some hotels and accommodations
- Museums and art galleries
- Shops, boutiques, and stores
- Restaurants, cafes, and snack kiosks
- Churches and Places of worships
You can also check Germany on our live map.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Starting August 8, there will be mandatory coronavirus tests for arrivals (returning German, EU citizens or those allowed entry) from high-risk countries. The list is updated here: Robert Koch Institute
Citizens, residents, and all others that have the right to enter Germany, coming from non-EU/EEA countries. Testing is mandatory for travelers arriving from high-risk areas. The testing will be free of charge and take place at international travel hubs, including airports and railway stations.
Where necessary, testing facilities will also be available for those arriving by car. Quarantine requirements will be waived for travelers who are found to be COVID-19-free. As a result of the new testing, processing delays are possible for travelers arriving from high-risk areas.
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