Travel rules to enter Germany over COVID-19. 

Travel rules to enter Germany over COVID-19. 

Travel rules to enter Germany over COVID-19. 

The German government has introduced new rules and regulations over entering the country for Covid-19. People who are six years old and older need to have Covid proof so to enter Germany:

  • Testing proof
  • Recovery or vaccination proof


When you take a PCR test or an antigen test, it can not be older than 48 hours of the date you enter Germany. In case the passenger is traveling with an airline or carrier, the tests should not be older than the date you begin the departure. The tricky point to remember is that the antigen tests can not be older than 48 hours from the date you enter Germany. It is true even you travel with a carrier.

If you catch a connecting flight in one of the German airports, you still need the Covid-19 proof. The non-EU or Schengen nationals who will transit to or outside the area still need the Covid proof.

The documents must be verified by the carrier before starting the trip. Travelers can make the verification during the trip if it’s a cross-border for a short sea shipping or crossing the border for a means of rail transport. The documents are presented to the German officials when entering the country.

In case the country you live in is struck by Covid variants, the mentioned documents or a rapid antigen test may not be enough. If you use a carrier for your trip, the PCR test can not be older than 48 hours than the date you start the trip. The authorities could require PCR tests and other forms of tests inside the country, particularly at the port of entry.


2G regulation is implemented in Germany

The Federal government has announced the 2G regulation, which means access to public facilities such as restaurants is possible for vaccinated people or those who have recovered from Covid.

، the German Paul Ehrlich Institute has not recognized Covaxin. It is a virus-based COVID vaccine but inactivated form developed by Bharat Biotech. So people who have received Covaxin are not considered fully vaccinated. Only the accepted vaccines by the Federal government are accepted and people considered fully vaccinated:

  • (BioNTech and Pfizer)
  • Novavax
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Janssen


Can you be exempt from German entry restrictions?

The people who do not fall into one of the following categories do not have permission to enter Germany:

  • Citizens of Germany and their immediate family members
  • EU citizens and their immediate family members
  • Non-EU residents who have a long-term residence permit in Germany or any other Schengen Area members and their families.
  • Citizens of the following list and their immediate family:
    • Liechtenstein
    • Switzerland
    • Norway
    • Iceland
  • People with important justification or reasons to travel.
  • Unmarried couples in special cases.
  • Non-EU citizens are permitted to enter under special circumstances.
  • Unrestricted entry residents from the list of countries.


Who needs a digital entry registration?

The residents of a few countries need to register digitally with the website before getting to Germany. Currently, India and Buthan are on the list, and the applicants need to carry the proof of registration with them on arrival.


Immunity proof and obligatory testing

People who have permission to enter Germany and are six years and older need the following ones to enter the country:

  • A test result for negative Covid-19
  • Full covid vaccination proof
  • Recovery of Covid-19 proof

The applicants need to provide a proof before starting their trip and submit it to the departure. When the applicant enters, the authorities require proof and verifications, and they must be provided.

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