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Germany Travel Restrictions

Last updated on: 29th April 2021

The Government of Germany has issued certain travel restrictions, for both its citizens and visitors, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether it's a business trip or a casual vacation, do take a couple of minutes to read the updated Germany travel restrictions before planning out your next trip. From information on the documents required to let you enter Germany to guidelines that are imposed and followed within the country, read on to get an idea of how to adjust your itinerary when you enter Germany. Germany travel restrictions do change as the COVID-19 situation in Germany evolves, so stay up-to-date with the latest information displayed on the redBus website. redBus offers a plethora of bus options that follow safety protocols to the T. Read on to know more about Germany travel restrictions, documents to carry, and safety guidelines to follow when you visit Germany.


Covid-19 Restrictions to keep in mind when travelling to and from Germany


Key Points to keep in mind:


  • Lockdown has been extended in Germany until the 9th of May, 2021.
  • Click here to view any additional restrictions that have been imposed in Federal states
  • Entry has been banned for passengers coming through India
  • Tourist entry is partially allowed in Germany
  • Shopping for essentials is permitted while transport is also operational, though a few restrictions are imposed.
  • Bars and restaurants offer only takeaway and delivery and will not permit seating arrangements.

What are the travel restrictions followed in Germany?


  • Germany has banned all passengers from entering the country from India. Only German citizens or passengers who have a German residency permit will be allowed. Passengers under this criteria will have to produce a negative COVID-19 test certificate before departure and will also have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine when they arrive in the country.
  • Passengers who are transiting through Germany should have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
  • Entry is partially restricted to passengers arriving from France. Apart from this, Germany does not have any travel restrictions levied on international or domestic travellers.

What are the documents required while traveling to Germany?


  • A negative COVID-19 PCR test result is required to enter Germany without any exception.
  • Immediate family members of nations residing in EAA states should produce proof of their family relationship
  • Passengers with a German residence permit should carry their relevant documents

Are there any quarantine rules that should be followed in Germany?


  • A negative COVID-19 PCR report is mandatory to enter the country.
  • Along with this, passengers will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine.
  • A 7-day incidence report will determine further lockdown and restrictions.
  • Click here to view any additional restrictions that have been imposed in Federal states.
  • Gatherings between two households are allowed on the pretext that the number of people gathered does not exceed 5 people.

What guidelines do I have to follow while in Germany?

  • Maintaining a distance of 1.5 meters is mandatory, along with wearing a mask when you’re outdoors.
  • Visit https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en to know more about the latest guidelines and rules that need to be followed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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