Covid travel news for Germany

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Updates for Germany


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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