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Covid-19: Travelling to Germany & Quarantine regulations

15.06.2020 - Article

The checks at internal European borders introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic will end at midnight on 15 June 2020.

Covid-19: Travelling to Germany


The checks at internal European borders introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic will end at midnight on 15 June 2020. Specifically, travelers will no longer be checked at the borders with Austria, France, Switzerland, Italy and Denmark. As a result of joint consultations, temporary border control for air travel from Spain will end in both countries on 21 June 2020.

 

This decision means that travelers from other EU countries will no longer need a valid reason for entering Germany. This also applies to entries from the Schengen associated countries, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, as well as entries from the United Kingdom.

You can find the press release of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community here.

 

Quarantine regulations for people entering or returning to Germany


The federal and state governments have agreed that all persons entering Germany from third countries are required to remain in self-quarantine for two weeks. Third countries are countries outside the European Union (EU). Persons travelling from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are exempt from this requirement, as are persons travelling from EU countries.

The quarantine requirement does not apply to persons entering from a third country if it is determined that the infection rate in that country is low. The names of these countries will be published on the website of the Robert-Koch-Institute.

Persons travelling from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the UK can be ordered into quarantine if over the last seven days the number of new infections in the respective country amounted to more than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants. Please consult the website of the Robert-Koch-Institute to find out which European countries are affected.

For more details please also consult the website of the specific German federal state to which you are travelling or in which you have your residence or intend to stay, as rules may vary from state to state.

 

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