Requirements for Traveling to Germany from the United States


Traveling to Germany from the United States

Traveling to Germany from the United States

As more vaccines are administered across the world, many people are starting to feel more comfortable traveling. Because of the close relationship between the U.S. and Germany, many U.S. travelers may start traveling to Germany and vice versa for business or to see family and friends.

Today’s article will focus on the requirements for entering Germany from the United States.

Holders of a valid German passport may enter the Federal Republic of Germany at any time, even if there are entry restrictions.

Everyone entering Germany by way of plane starting on March 31st, 2021, must be tested for COVID-19 before their flight departs for Germany. The test must come back negative, and the results must be presented to the airlines before take-off. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from this.

The test may not be administered more than 48 hours before entering the Federal Republic of Germany. Test results must be kept for at least 10-days.

What If I’m Vaccinated

Having been vaccinated does NOT exempt you from having to provide a negative COVID-19 test.

More information about the testing requirements can be found here. A list of tests recognized by the German government can be found here.

If you are traveling to Germany and have been in a high-risk area (like the United States) within the last 10 days, then you will likely be required to quarantine for 10-days after entry. Quarantine times may differ depending on the individual states and country from which you are traveling.

Travelers must also complete a Digital Entry Registration here before arriving in Germany and have the confirmation of registration with them upon entry.

The regulations for quarantine are determined by the individual federal states. These regulations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Read more of our blog here and check again soon to read about how individuals traveling from Germany can enter the United States.

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