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Germany Travel Restrictions

54.6 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
45.10% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 42.40% last week
Most visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter Germany.

Germany border status

Except German citizens and people who are resident in Germany with a current right to reside in the country.

Travelers on connecting flights, who do not leave the transit zone of an international airport.

Travelers from closed/banned areas entry is possible only in exceptional cases and is conditional on there being urgent need.

These include healthcare and social care personnel and health researchers, skilled workers whose economic activity is necessary and cannot be postponed or performed from abroad, freight and transport staff, seasonal workers, students who cannot continue their studies from abroad, travelers making visits for urgent family reasons, diplomats and staff at international organizations.


Outgoing travel to GermanyTraveling from the United States to Germany

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Germany.
Exceptions

Except travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated and who didn't previously stay in a virus variant area. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Rapid antigen tests are recognized if they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Germany.
The isolation period can be shortened

The quarantine can be terminated at the earliest on the 5th day upon proof of subsequent negative test result.

Details and exceptions

Exceptions apply to those who have spent less than 24 hours in a risk area as part of border traffic with neighboring countries are also not affected by the quarantine obligation. Other exceptions include commuters, doctors and nursing staff, and those visiting close relatives.


Return travelReturning to the United States from Germany

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Germany must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Germany are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Germany

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United States can enter Germany but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from the United States are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from the United States will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions

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