This article was originally published on June 6, 2022, and was updated on June 13, 2022, and August 31, 2022, to reflect new information.
August 31, 2022, Update: The government of Germany updated its COVID-19-related entry requirements. From September 1, 2022, until September 31, 2022, only China will be classified as an area of concern for COVID-19. Travelers from China must continue to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for the purpose of travel to Germany and adhere to all COVID-19-related testing requirements. These measures will not apply to German citizens residing in China who are traveling to Germany.
All other travelers entering the country will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test result.
June 13, 2022, Update: The government of Germany lifted COVID-19-related entry restrictions on June 11, 2022. All travelers will be permitted to enter the country regardless of the purpose of travel without having to undergo a COVID-19-related protocol.
Travelers will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result unless the traveler arrives from an area of variant concern.
These measures will not apply to travelers residing in the People’s Republic of China, who will still be required to adhere to COVID-19 entrance protocols and must demonstrate an important reason for entering Germany. These measures do not apply to German citizens residing in the People’s Republic of China who are traveling to Germany.
Original Post From June 13, 2022:
Reduced COVID-19-related entrance requirements for fully vaccinated travelers arriving from low-risk COVID-19 areas as of June 1, 202
As of June 1, 2022, the government of Germany reduced COVID-19-related entry requirements and quarantine requirements for certain travelers. Under these new measures, fully vaccinated travelers arriving from areas that are not regions of variant concern will be permitted to enter Germany without presenting proof of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, evidence of recovery from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test result.
Travelers who have spent ten or more days in an area of variant concern will need to register before arrival, provide proof of a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of departure, and undergo a 14-day quarantine period.
No countries or regions are currently classified under the area of variant concern list. For additional COVID-19-related entrance information, click here.
What are the Changes?
The government of Germany reduced COVID-19-related entrance measures for fully vaccinated travelers arriving from countries with a low risk of COVID-19 variants. Travelers entering the country should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization before arrival.
The government confirmed that these newest measures will remain in place until August 31, 2022. Continue to check the government of Germany’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Federal Foreign Office, Germany