Covid Travel Guide

Partial open Quarantine required Covid test required Registration required

Last updated on 31.03.2021. Traveling restrictions may change frequently. For the official government statements, please click on the "Check traveling rules" button.

Check traveling rules
Are borders open? Can I travel to Germany?

Yes. But passengers arriving from Botswana, Brazil, Czechia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Slovakia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter (except nationals and residents of Germany).

Are there any quarantine requirements upon arrival?

Passengers arriving from risk area must sel isolate for 10 days immediately after arrival. The domestic quarantine can usually be terminated with a negative test result after five days at the earliest. The exact quarantine regulations depend on the regulations in each federal states. More info can be found here

Do I need to take a Covid-19 test upon arrival?

Negative COVID-19 test result is required for all passengers entering Germany.
Also, passengers (over 6 years old) transiting through Germany to another Schengen Member State or from Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19 test result.
The test must be taken at most 48 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, PCR, RT-LAMP and TMA tests. The test result must be in English, French or German.

Do I need to prepare any additional documents before departing?

Yes. You must register via a digital entry form if you have been in a risk area up to ten days before. List of risk areas can be found here. After you provided all necessary information, you will receive a PDF file as confirmation. Your carrier will check whether you have a confirmation before the start of your journey – otherwise they cannot transport you.

Can I enter Germany without restrictions if I have a Covid-19 vaccine certificate?

Vaccine certificates are not accepted.

Do I need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter Germany?


We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. So we suggest you always check the information provided by the official authorities.


Know more about our sources and your rights here.

Covid Travel Guide © 2021