Germany: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel RestrictionsUpdated on 15:41, Nov 26, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into GermanyEntry prohibited
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Germany. This policy does not apply to residents from countries or regions in the European Union, countries or regions associated with the Schengen Area, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao SAR, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, or Uruguay, provided such persons are not traveling from an area identified by the Robert-Koch-Institut as having confirmed transmission of a SARS-CoV-2 virus variant of concern. Further exemptions exist for lawful residents, travelers who have, at least 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, transit passengers who do not leave the transit zone of an international airport, persons with a recognized urgent need, certain categories of students and high-skilled workers, and a "few other special cases." Travelers are encouraged to contact their local German embassy or consulate to determine if they meet eligibility requirements for a particular exemption category.
All persons (including German nationals) must carry either: 1) proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or no more than 48 hours prior to departure using an antigen test, 2) proof they have, at least 14 days prior to their scheduled departure, completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, or 3) proof they have fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection. Persons authorized to enter Germany who, within 10 days of their scheduled departure, have visited a "variants of concern" area may present an antigen test result issued no more than 24 hours prior to departure.
All persons (including German nationals) who, within 10 days of their scheduled departure, have visited a "high-risk area" or a "variants of concern" area must submit an online health registration form prior to departure. Upon arrival, all persons 12 years of age or older with a recent travel history to a "high-risk area" must self-isolate for 10 days. This policy does not apply to persons who, prior to arrival, submit proof they have completed a completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute. Persons who, no sooner than 5 days following their arrival, undergo an additional PCR test for COVID-19 are eligible for early release from self-isolation upon confirmation of a negative test result. Children under 12 years of age must self-isolate for 5 days. All persons traveling from a "variants of concern" area must undergo a 14-day quarantine. Health registration forms are available at the following URL: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/
Be advised, many state-level authorities in Germany have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. A current list of risk locations is available from the following URL: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html
Returning to United StatesEntry prohibited
Fully vaccinated travelers may be eligible for entry. See below.
Foreign nationals 18 years of age or older seeking to enter the United States must carry proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). This policy does not apply to lawful permanent residents or to persons with valid immigrant status. Further exemptions exist for diplomatic personnel, persons with a documented medical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated, persons traveling for humanitarian or emergency reasons, persons whose entry is determined to be in the national interest, and a limited number of other categories of persons. All travelers are strongly encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate in order to verify their entry eligibility and any entry visa requirements prior to finalizing travel arrangements. More information, including about vaccination exemption categories, is available at the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html
All persons (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 using a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or an antigen test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure in the case of fully vaccinated travelers or no more than 1 day prior to departure in the case of unvaccinated travelers. Alternatively, persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 at any point within 90 days of their intended departure may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. Such documentation must include proof of a positive COVID-19 test result along with a letter issued by a recognized healthcare provider that personally identifies the travelers and matches the information in the traveler’s passport or other travel documents indicating the traveler has been cleared for travel. All travelers (including US nationals) must submit a "Passenger Disclosure and Attestation" form prior to departure wherein they attest to providing complete and accurate health information under penalty of law. Travelers lacking any of these documents may be prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information, including about documentation requirements, is available at the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions. "Passenger Disclosure and Attestation" forms are available online at the following URI: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Fillable-Attestation-English-508.pdf?v=2
This page will be updated as new travel policies and restrictions are released. To view the most current travel policies, advisories, and bans, please check official notices posted by the related country or region.
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