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Key Points

  • Updated high-risk countries and regions list
  • Updated travel requirements for travelers who have been in a high-risk country or region before departure for Germany


On January 14, 2022, the government of Germany released additional guidance on entrance requirements and added 19 countries and regions to its high-risk area list. The list went into effect on January 30, 2022. All travelers who have traveled through a high-risk area in the last ten days before departure will be required to:

  • Register their travel before arrival
  • Carry the travel registration throughout the duration of stay in Germany
  • Provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure to Germany or provide evidence of a valid vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery
  • Quarantine for ten days unless the traveler is fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19

At the discretion of the German authorities, travelers may be subject to additional PCR testing upon arrival.

What are the Changes?

The government of Germany updated its entrance requirements for travelers departing from a high-risk area in the past ten days before arrival to Germany. These requirements vary depending on the traveler’s vaccination status. The high-risk area list has also been updated to include the countries of Canada, Brazil, Japan, and 16 others.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Germany’s website for the latest updates and information.

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Germany

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