Coronavirus (COVID-19)

10.05.2021 - Article

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from the U.S. More details are available here.

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Travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic

Travel restrictions apply when entering Germany from the United States. Entry is only permitted for a few narrow exceptions. Proof of urgent neet to travel is required.

IMPORTANT: Holders of a valid German passport may enter the Federal Republic of Germany at any time - even if entry restrictions continue to apply.

Exemptions from travel restrictions:

Please find the most up to date regulations regarding travel exceptions on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI).

Mandatory testing and quarantine regulations

All airline passengers (including transit passengers) that arrive in Germany after March 30 must present a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to boarding. The swabbing must be done no more than 48 hours prior to entering Germany.

PCR tests as well as rapid antigen tests are accepted. You can find a list of accepted rapid antigen tests here


Effective Sunday, May 9, 2021 all airline travelers that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19 are no longer required to quarantine when entering Germany.

Considered as fully vaccinated are travelers who received the required doses of COVID-19 vaccines as specified on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institue . At least 14 days must have passed since the last vaccination. Furthermore, vaccinated travelers must not show any symptoms when entering Germany and vaccination proof must be presented.

Considered as fully recovered are travelers who are able to present a positive PCR test which was done at least 28 days prior to entry into Germany, but no longer than 6 months and who do not show any symptoms.

Further information on mandatory testing and quarantine regulations you will find here 

Entry registration

Tavelers to Germany have to register online prior to their entry on www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Also they must be able to present proof of this registration when entering Germany.

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