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Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Germany has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Germany, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 11 October 2021

Last Updated at: 11 October 2021

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mobility-update-germany

Overview

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, Germany has put in place precautionary measures to reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19. Before making a decision to move to Germany, it is important to keep up with the latest news on the travel restrictions to help you better plan your relocation.

Information still current at: 11 October 2021

Last Updated at: 11 October 2021

THINKING OF MOVING AND LIVING IN GERMANY?

Start your relocation journey with our Relo Buddies today!

Latest Update

Germany adds Estonia, Latvia, Brunei Darussalam, Ukraine & Yemen to its High-Risk list & removes several others

Starting from 8 Oct, travellers from Estonia, Latvia, Brunei Darussalam, Ukraine & Yemen will be subject to stricter entry rules since they have been placed in the high-risk areas list.

On the other hand, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the French regions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, French Polynesia, and the Norwegian counties of Oslo and Viken have been removed from the high-risk list. This means that travellers from these four countries and six regions are no longer subject to strict entry rules that apply to arrivals to those categorised as high-risk.

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Entering Germany Borders

  • All air travellers who are six years and older must show that they are fully vaccinated or fully recovered from COVID-19 or negative COVID-19 test results before entering Germany.
  • Travellers are only considered to be fully vaccinated if they have received doses that are cited on Paul Ehrlich Institute.
  • The dose must be administered 14 days prior to entering Germany.
  • Upon arrival, travellers must show written proof of vaccination (CDC card) or digital form. Travellers must also show no symptoms of COVID-19.
  • For travellers to be considered fully recovered from COVID-19, they must show proof that they were previously infected through a positive PCR test result, taken at least 28 days, but no more than six months. These travellers must also show no symptoms of the virus.
  • For travellers who are not fully vaccinated or fully recovered, they must present negative COVID-19 (PCR or rapid antigen) test results before departure to Germany.
  • The PCR test should be taken within 72 hours, and the antigen test should be taken within 48 hours.
  • For the list of approved rapid antigen test, please click here.

For more information and the latest update on entry to Germany, please click herehere.

 

Transiting Through Germany (Within, From, Or To Schengen)

The information above were all taken from the Federal Foreign Office.

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Latest Update On Schools In Germany

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Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • Germany resumes Visa Application Centres in Muscat (Oman) & Manama (Brahim), accepting applications for a short-stay visa.
  • The Germany Visa Application Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have resumed consular and passport services.
  • Germany resumes Visa Application Centre in Thimpu (Bhutan), accepting application for student, employment, urgent family visit and business visa.
  • Germany resumes Visa Application Centre in Algiers (Alegria), accepting application for limited category long term visa and legalisation requests.

For more information on the availability of German Visa Centres in your country, please click here. 

For more information on special regulations on German entry and residence visa, please visit The Federal Government.

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  • Services are currently available in Germany.
  • A safe distancing of 1.5m apart is mandatory, and shaking hands should be refrain.

 

Short Term Accommodation

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Moving Pets Into Germany

  • Individuals who are moving to Germany and outside of the EU are allowed to import a maximum for five animals. However, these animals should be family pets, not meant for trade or to be sold.
  • For those who are moving to Germany and from the EU, quarantine are not necessary for their animals if they can provide proof of vaccinations.
  • Those who wish to bring cats or dogs into Germany from a country outside of the EU must ensure that their pet is vaccinated for rabies for at least 30 days and not longer than a year before entering Germany. The proof of vaccination (EU Veterinary Certificate in German/English) can be downloaded here and must be completed by a vet.

For more information on importing pets into Germany, please visit howtogermany.com.

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Latest Update

Germany adds Estonia, Latvia, Brunei Darussalam, Ukraine & Yemen to its High-Risk list & removes several others

Starting from 8 Oct, travellers from Estonia, Latvia, Brunei Darussalam, Ukraine & Yemen will be subject to stricter entry rules since they have been placed in the high-risk areas list.

On the other hand, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the French regions of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, French Polynesia, and the Norwegian counties of Oslo and Viken have been removed from the high-risk list. This means that travellers from these four countries and six regions are no longer subject to strict entry rules that apply to arrivals to those categorised as high-risk.

Entering Germany Borders

  • All air travellers who are six years and older must show that they are fully vaccinated or fully recovered from COVID-19 or negative COVID-19 test results before entering Germany.
  • Travellers are only considered to be fully vaccinated if they have received doses that are cited on Paul Ehrlich Institute.
  • The dose must be administered 14 days prior to entering Germany.
  • Upon arrival, travellers must show written proof of vaccination (CDC card) or digital form. Travellers must also show no symptoms of COVID-19.
  • For travellers to be considered fully recovered from COVID-19, they must show proof that they were previously infected through a positive PCR test result, taken at least 28 days, but no more than six months. These travellers must also show no symptoms of the virus.
  • For travellers who are not fully vaccinated or fully recovered, they must present negative COVID-19 (PCR or rapid antigen) test results before departure to Germany.
  • The PCR test should be taken within 72 hours, and the antigen test should be taken within 48 hours.
  • For the list of approved rapid antigen test, please click here.

For more information and the latest update on entry to Germany, please click herehere.

 

Transiting Through Germany (Within, From, Or To Schengen)

The information above were all taken from the Federal Foreign Office.

Latest Update On Schools In Germany

Changes to Visa Related Services During COVID-19

  • Germany resumes Visa Application Centres in Muscat (Oman) & Manama (Brahim), accepting applications for a short-stay visa.
  • The Germany Visa Application Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have resumed consular and passport services.
  • Germany resumes Visa Application Centre in Thimpu (Bhutan), accepting application for student, employment, urgent family visit and business visa.
  • Germany resumes Visa Application Centre in Algiers (Alegria), accepting application for limited category long term visa and legalisation requests.

For more information on the availability of German Visa Centres in your country, please click here. 

For more information on special regulations on German entry and residence visa, please visit The Federal Government.

Home Search

  • Services are currently available in Germany.
  • A safe distancing of 1.5m apart is mandatory, and shaking hands should be refrain.

 

Short Term Accommodation

Moving Pets Into Germany

  • Individuals who are moving to Germany and outside of the EU are allowed to import a maximum for five animals. However, these animals should be family pets, not meant for trade or to be sold.
  • For those who are moving to Germany and from the EU, quarantine are not necessary for their animals if they can provide proof of vaccinations.
  • Those who wish to bring cats or dogs into Germany from a country outside of the EU must ensure that their pet is vaccinated for rabies for at least 30 days and not longer than a year before entering Germany. The proof of vaccination (EU Veterinary Certificate in German/English) can be downloaded here and must be completed by a vet.

For more information on importing pets into Germany, please visit howtogermany.com.

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