Covid travel news for Germany

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Updates for Germany


Lockdown Germany extended until January 31

The German newspaper Bild writes that the lockdown in Germany will be extended until 31 January. The Federal Government and the Länder have agreed on this. Schools will remain closed until February. For Germans living in regions where the virus is spreading, they are not allowed to travel more than 15 kilometres from their homes.

Updated on January 05, 2021.

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Germany extends partial lockdown until January 10

In Germany, corona measures are extended until 10 January. Restaurants, museums and theatres, among others, remain closed in the one-month lockdown. People need to keep as much distance as possible from each other and only get together with a few others.

The situation remains as it is today, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. It had already been decided during the holidays to relax the restrictions on meetings a little, so that you can be together with ten different persons.

Updated on December 02, 2020.

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Stricter Corona measures in Germany

From Wednesday, there will be stricter measures in Germany to prevent the rise in coronary infections. Non-essential shops and schools will close until 10 January, Chancellor Merkel announced. Pharmacies and supermarkets will remain open. The Chancellor also called on employers to allow workers to work from home as much as possible.

Furthermore, the hairdressers close, there will be a firework ban and alcohol should only be drunk at home.

A partial lockdown was already in force in Germany. As the number of coronary infections continued to rise sharply, Merkel on Sunday discussed additional measures with the prime ministers.

Updated on December 13, 2020.

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Germany announced a four-week shutdown

Angela Merkel has announced a four-week shutdown of restaurants, bars, gyms, pools, theatres and cinemas, beginning on November 2. Gatherings of over 10 people will also be prohibited.

Germany’s new shut down rules also restrict all hotel stays that are for leisure, making it almost impossible to be a tourist within Germany’s borders for the next month.

Updated on October 30, 2020.

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Germany issues new travel warnings, mask mandate in Berlin

Germany's capital and one of the country's top virus hotspots, Berlin, implemented new restrictions on Saturday, requiring facemasks in markets and on 10 particularly busy streets, in shopping malls and in queues.

The city is also set to deploy over 1,000 police officers to enforce the new rules. 

As infections rise across Europe, the German Foreign Ministry also declared Switzerland and Poland to be risk areas, meaning that travelers must be tested and enter a mandatory quarantine upon their return to Germany.

Source: dw.com

Updated on October 30, 2020.

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Germany introduces Corona test at the airport

People travelling to Germany from an area that the country considers as risky will soon be able to undergo a corona test at the airport. This was agreed by the health ministers of the German Länder, reports Der Spiegel. Without testing, travelers from these areas should spend two weeks in quarantine. Germany rates the United States, Turkey and Egypt as risky. Almost all EU countries are considered safe by the German government.

Updated on July 24, 2020.

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Where to wear a mask in Germany

Masks have long been mandatory in public transport in Germany, but also restaurants and shops. In restaurants, the mouth cap may be taken off during dinner, but if a guest leaves the table, the mouth cap is expected to be put back on. A mask is also required when refueling in Germany.

The rules may vary from one county to another in Germany. Therefore, tourists are explicitly advised to consult the county's website before.

Updated on July 18, 2020.

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Germany lifts travel restrictions for third countries

As from 2 July Germany starts lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:

  • Australia
  • Georgia
  • Canada
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uruguay

Read more here.

Updated on July 02, 2020.

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Germany partially lifts the travel ban

Germany partially lifts the travel ban, which applies to all EU member states, the Schengen countries and the United Kingdom. Travel is only possible if other countries do not have an entry ban or complete lockdown.

We recommend to always check if there are any latest travel restrictions before you book an accommodation. Travel may only be permitted for certain purposes and recreational travel may not be specifically permitted. Government measures are constantly changing, so we recommend that you regularly check for updates. Click here for travel restrictions and guidelines for Germany.  

Updated on June 29, 2020.

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