Germany’s rules for travelers, COVID-19 safety on priority

Germany entry rules

For those who have the right to enter Germany, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a notice on the rules of entry. The rules apply to those coming from non-EU/EEA countries, particularly those arriving from areas with high risk.

As per the notice, such travelers must observe self-isolation/quarantine if they have been in a high-risk area within 14 days before arrival in Germany on a visa like Germany visit visa. The place they come from must be designated at the time of the traveler’s entry.

Germany has as yet permitted only EU/EEA citizens and residents and residents of the countries under the list Germany has of epidemiologically safe nations.

Those who are to follow quarantine must adhere to the rules and follow the directions of the authorities. Violating rules will invite fines or imprisonment.

After arriving in Germany travelers must go to their destination or place of residence directly and isolate themselves for 14 days. They must give their address to the authorities, like the health department. They must not stop at shops, restaurants, etc. on the way to their destination.

Even in the case of a traveler is coming from a high-risk area may be exempted from the need to self-quarantine. This happens in case:

  • The traveler is transiting through Germany, to another country
  • The traveler provides negative test results or takes a COVID-19 test upon arrival

A medical certificate must be produced showing negative results. The molecular biological test for the presence of infection must have been carried out at a maximum of 48 hours before entry into Germany. Such a test must be conducted in an EU member state or a country with comparable quality standards.

Those who don’t have the obligation to conduct a test may take it either while entering the place of crossing the border or at their place of residence in Germany.

Now, the Ministry of Health has given its suggestion to the Government of Germany to make testing for travelers from high-risk countries compulsory. A regulation corresponding to this request is going to be implemented soon.

So, after getting a negative COVID-19 test result, the remaining quarantine may not be applicable. This also depends on the regulations of the respective federal state. Travelers will also require to fill out an exit ticket.

According to what the health ministers have decided, travelers from non-risk areas should be offered voluntary tests. This should be done within 72 hours and not directly at the airport. These tests will be free of charge no matter what the place of departure is.

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