Latest Limitations On Travel To & Around Germany

Travel Restrictions to Germany

Latest Limitations On Travel To & Around Germany

Located in the western part of the continent, Germany is one of the reasons for a trip to Europe.

This country welcomes thousands of travelers per year. This was the case before the pandemic. The current travel restrictions are slowing everything.

For now, tourism in Germany is prohibited. Tourists’ visas are only granted for special cases. Hotels are not allowed to offer night stays for holidaymakers.

Travel within the country is possible for certain essential reasons. Regulations are changing day by day.

In some places with more than 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week, the radius of movement is restricted to 15km around residential areas.

A lock-down throughout Germany has been operating from mid-December and extended up to March 28, 2021.

For now, all stores, restaurants, museums, recreational facilities, theaters, and concert stages are closed. Only those outlets that sell daily necessities are allowed to open.

Adding to social distance and hand sanitizing, nationals are required to wear face masks in stores, buses, and trains. Private meetings are allowed to take place in one’s home.

Entry Conditions From high-risk Destinations

Germany instituted a new system that divides geographical regions into risk areas, high-incidence, and virus variant areas.

All arrivals from high-risk places are required to register online at You must do a Covid test within 48 hours and undergo a ten-day quarantine regardless of the result.

It may be terminated with another negative test and a fifth day is the earliest. Antibody tests are not accepted. The list of tests accepted includes the PCR, LAMP, TMA, and the rapid antigen test.

High-incidence and virus-variant areas have new rules. From January 24, states that exceed an incidence value of 200 are considered high-incidence areas.

About 20 states are already classified as such and a large proportion of them is in Europe, including Montenegro, Spain, and Latvia.

Visitors entering the country from high-incidence spots must present a negative test result. This qualifies them to board an aircraft.

It also applies to buses, trains, and ferries. A ten-day quarantine period is a must in Germany regardless of the test result.

On January 30, Germany put a transportation ban on all flights, buses, ships, and trains from countries with the new variants of the virus.

Some of these nations are Portugal, UK, Ireland, South Africa, and Brazil. This debar is set to run up to March 3.

People who have the right to reside in Germany, and those transporting goods and medical facilities have some exceptions to the travel restrictions inserted.

Moreover, there are multiple quarantine rules set individually by the 16 German states.

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