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16.08.2021 - Article

Important information

Please consider the following when travelling to Germany from the U.S.,  Sunday, August 15th, 0:00 CET onwards:

a)      Travelers who are full vaccinated:

  • Please fill out the digital registration on entry at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when entering the Germany. The confirmation will be checked by the carrier and may also be checked by the Federal Police within the framework of its responsibilities as a border control agency.
  • Travelers older than 12 years of age must carry with them a proof of full vaccination and, if demanded by the carrier, present such proof for the purpose of carriage. This proof must be uploaded via the travel portal at https://einreiseanmeldung.de
  • Travelers who have not uploaded their vaccination status at https://einreiseanmeldung.de must make their way directly to their home upon arrival and remain isolated there for a period of ten days (home quarantine). In such cases quarantine at home may be ended prematurely if proof of vaccination is submitted via the Federal Republic of Germany entry portal https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de.
  • Please additionally inform yourself prior to departure of any possible covid-related requirements of your respective airline.

b)      Travelers with an important reason for entering Germany:

  • Please fill out the digital registration on entry at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de and carry the confirmation with you when entering the Germany. The confirmation will be checked by the carrier and may also be checked by the Federal Police within the framework of its responsibilities as a border control agency.
  • Travelers older than 12 years of age must carry with them a test result or proof of recovery and, if demanded by the carrier, present such proof for the purpose of carriage. This proof must be uploaded via the travel portal at https://einreiseanmeldung.de
  • Travelers who have not uploaded recovery status at https://einreiseanmeldung.de must make their way directly to their home upon arrival and remain isolated there for a period of ten days (home quarantine). In such cases quarantine at home may be ended prematurely if proof of recovery or a negative test result is submitted via the Federal Republic of Germany entry portal https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Otherwise Quarantine can be ended in each case from the time the negative test result has been submitted. The test may not be conducted earlier than five days after entry.
  • Please additionally inform yourself prior to departure of any possible covid-related requirements of your respective airline

Who is regarded as fully vaccinated or recovered?

  • Travelers who received all the required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine cited on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute are considered fully vaccinated (Comirnaty is known in the U.S. as Pfizer). It must be at least 14 days since the last vaccine dose was administered. On entry, travelers must have proof of vaccination in written (e.g. CDC card) or digital form (a cellphone photo is not sufficient). Vaccinated travelers must additionally show no relevant symptoms.
  • Travelers who can prove they were previously infected with COVID through a positive PCR test, taken at least 28 days but no more than six months prior, and who show no relevant symptoms are considered to be fully recovered.

What sort of COVID-test is accepted, if a test needs to be done in Germany?

Both PCR tests and rapid antigen tests are accepted. A list of approved rapid antigen tests that meet the requirements of the Robert Koch Institute for entry can be found here.

Transit via Germany

Transit travelers with a destination outside Germany who do not leave the international transit area of the airport do not need to present a negative test prior to departure to Germany. Please follow entry regulations for your country of destination in any case and also check with your airline for further demands on their side.

Frequently Asked Questions

No information is currently available about how those with a foreign vaccine card (e.g. from the US) can receive a digital COVID certificate which is recognized in Europe. Talks are currently underway regarding recognition of international vaccinations (i.e. received outside the EU). As soon as such information becomes available, we will communicate on this site.

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