Germany Travel Update: Germany Significantly Relaxes Travel Restrictions

Germany Travel Update: Germany Significantly Relaxes Travel Restrictions

Germany's high-risk Covid travel list will be wiped clean on 03 March, making it easier to enter the country.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said late on Tuesday that sweeping changes would be coming into force from 03 March 2022.

“With the widespread occurrence of the Omicron variant, the probability of this variant to have a severe course is shown to be less compared to the previous prevalent variants,”

“Therefore, as of Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 0:00am, no states/regions will be considered as high-risk areas with the Third Amendment to the Coronavirus Entry Regulation coming into force.”

Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

This means that around 60 countries were wiped from the high-risk list. The full list is available on the RKI’s website.

Entry Rules to Germany

The move significantly relaxes rules for travelling. 

All they have to do is present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result.

Germany accepts all vaccination certificates that prove that the holder that been fully vaccinated with one of the doses of the approved vaccine in the last 270 days. Those who have received a booster shot are also permitted restriction-free entry.

Recovery certificates are recognised as long as the document proves that the holder has recovered from the virus within the last 180 days. As for negative test results, the authorities have explained that Germany accepts PCR tests taken within 72 hours and rapid antigen tests taken within 48 hours before arrival.

The requirement to present one of the above-mentioned documents applies to all individuals over the age of six.

Only vaccinated people are generally allowed to travel to Germany from non-EU countries unless that country is on the ‘safe list', or they are a German resident. 

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