Coronavirus (COVID-19)

11.01.2021 - Article

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

Travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic

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On 30 June 2020, the Council of the EU made a recommendation to further extend the temporary travel restrictions, in place since 16 March 2020, except for travelers from a limited number of countries (“positive list”). Germany has adopted this recommendation.

As a result, the restrictions remain in force for the USA, among others, until further notice. The “positive list”, however, will be reviewed and updated regularly. Depending on the developments of the epidemiological situation, changes in the list may occur.

Despite the continuing entry restrictions, existing exceptions for entering Germany will be significantly expanded.

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 excepctions on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI).

Quarantine regulations and mandatory testing

Starting January 11, all travelers entering Germany must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. The specific regulations you will find here 

Entry Registration from 8 November:

From 8 November 2020 all travelers to Germany have to register online prior to their entry on www.einreiseanmeldung.de, if they have stayed in a risk area within the last 10 days prior to their entry to Germany. Also they must be able to present proof of this registration when entering Germany.

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