Tests for the coronavirus are available to travellers at German airports. This includes an RT-PCR test (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction test) which determines whether an acute COVID-19 infection is present.
New regulations for travellers entering Germany from a high-risk area
Since 8 November 2020, travellers arriving in Germany from countries considered to be coronavirus high-risk areas have been required to self-isolate for 10 days. They have the option of paying for a COVID-19 test after five days and ending their self-isolation early if the test is negative.
Germany’s new model quarantine regulation stipulates that certain groups of people may be exempted from the obligation to self-isolate by a negative test result under certain conditions (e.g. demonstrably necessary business trips of up to five days). Since 1 December 2020 travellers arriving from high-risk areas have been required to pay for their coronavirus tests. Test centres are available at Frankfurt, Munich and many other German airports if you need a coronavirus test.
All persons entering Germany are required to complete the Digital Entry Application (DEA) or a substitute application prior to departure.
To find out which regions are currently considered to be official high-risk areas and entry from which requires a 10-day self-isolation period, please consult the websites of the German Government and the Robert Koch Institute.
All information is regularly updated and prepared with the utmost care and to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of publication. The information listed here is subject to continuous change by the German Government. Your personal self-isolation obligation and any possible exemptions are governed by the applicable regulations of the German state in which you are domiciled or in which you will be staying while in Germany.
Travelling and corona
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