Rules for persons traveling to / from / via Germany

September 29, 2022

Germany introduces new nationwide covid policy

From October 1, 2022, new anti-covid rules will be introduced in the country.

  • All persons over the age of 14, both residents of Germany and foreigners, will be required to wear an FFP2 mask on long-distance trains. For children from 6 to 13 years old, when traveling by railway, an ordinary medical mask is sufficient.
  • On domestic and international flights, the requirement to wear masks during the flight is canceled. In the event of an increase in the number of cases of infection, this paragraph may be revised.
  • All staff and visitors to hospitals and nursing homes must wear FFP2 masks. Visitors will be allowed only upon presentation of a negative rapid test for coronavirus (staff are required to be tested three times a week).
  • The administrations of the federal states, depending on the epidemiological situation, may take additional measures, including the mandatory mask regime in public transport, educational institutions, and crowded places.
  • In addition, it is possible to conduct testing for COVID in schools and kindergartens. Exceptions are allowed: for example, if you have a negative test or a recently issued vaccination certificate, allow entry anywhere without a protective mask.

These rules will be in effect from October 1, 2022 to April 7, 2023.

This was officially announced by the country's authorities in the media.

Simplified entry protocols – no covid documents – extended for everyone until January 31, 2023.

June 11, 2022

From June 11, 2022, all restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted

January 20, 2022

Requirements for entering Germany

Due to the high growth of infection with the Covid-19 virus in the country, from January 22, 2022, the Republic of Uzbekistan was again included in the list of countries "Hochrisikogebiet – a zone of high risk of infection of the virus." In this regard, passengers planning to enter Germany must fill out an online form before checking in for a flight on the route "Tashkent – Frankfurt".

[ ! ] Otherwise, passengers will be denied admission to the flight.

Everyone entering Germany must comply with the following requirements:

  • Persons over 6 years old when entering the country (before crossing the border) must have a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result (antigen test no more than 48 hours, PCR test no more than 48 hours at the time of entry).
  • Those who, during the last 10 days prior to entry, were in a zone classified as a "zone with virus variants" at the time of entry, upon entry must have a test result (antigen test no more than 24 hours, PCR test no more than 72 hours at the time entry).

Documents must be in English, German, French, Italian or Spanish and submitted for control by the carrier or at the request of the federal police or the relevant authority upon entering the country.

[ ! ] In the case of a previous stay in areas of "high risk" and areas with "virus variants" must comply with mandatory registration and mandatory quarantine.

  • If during the last 10 days prior to entry you have been in an area classified at the time of entry as a "high risk zone" or "zone with virus variants", then before entering the country you must register on the entry portal of the Federal Republic of Germany and have with you appropriate confirmation for control by the carrier or federal police upon entry.
  • In addition, you are obliged to go to your own accommodation or other suitable place of stay immediately after arrival and is permanently quarantined there. It is strictly forbidden to receive guests!

List of "high risk" and "virus variant" zones

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Duration of quarantine

If we are talking about a "high risk zone", then:

  • The quarantine lasts 10 days.
  • If you provide a certificate of vaccination or recovery to the portal, the quarantine will end ahead of schedule at the time the certificate is submitted.
  • The same goes for providing test results. Attention (!) Testing can be carried out no earlier than 5 days after entry. And in this case, the quarantine lasts at least 5 days.
  • For persons under 12 years of age, quarantine will automatically end 5 days after entry.

If we are talking about a "zone with virus variants", then:

  • The quarantine lasts 14 days.
  • The possibility of early termination of quarantine in this case is not provided, including for the vaccinated and recovered.

[ ! ] Violation of the rules can be qualified as an administrative offense, for which a punishment is provided in the form of a monetary fine of up to € 25,000

From November 4, 2021 in Germany, when using public transport (including air travel), all passengers must present one of the following documents:

  • Vaccination certificate
  • A certificate of immunity
  • Negative test result for COVID-19

Documents are accepted in English, German, French, Italian or Spanish.

These rules apply:

  • On flights to / through Germany to the final destination – to persons over 12 years old
  • On flights from Germany or within the country (including trains, Lufthansa Express buses with flight number LH, transit passengers with subsequent connection to flights) – for persons over 6 years old

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Vaccination certificate

Citizens are considered vaccinated if they completed their vaccination series more than 14 days ago with an EU approved vaccine. Both digital and printed certificates are accepted. Approved vaccines:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson&Johnson

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Certificate of immunity

The certificate of recovery must be confirmed by PCR, LAMP, TMA tests in the period from 28 days to 6 months before departure. Help is accepted both in digital and printed form.

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Test result

Antigen, PCR, LAMP, TMA tests carried out in certified laboratories are valid. Self-tests are invalid.

These tests should be done:

  • PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA – no earlier than 72 hours before entry
  • Antigen – no earlier than 48 hours before entry

Exceptions and more information can be found here (in German)

[ ! ] The Ministry of Health of the Federal Republic of Germany recommends that passengers stay in their seats for the entire flight, according to the boarding pass, so that in the event of an infected COVID-19 among passengers, it would be easier to identify those who are near and in contact with it.

[ ! ] Contact the relevant health department or your doctor immediately if you experience typical symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (shortness of breath, cough, fever, loss of smell or taste) within 10 days of entering the country.

Additional information (in German)
Information for passengers of the German Federal Ministry of Health
Entry rules
International Risk Zone, High Incidence Zone and VOC Zone
Online check-in
Passenger Locator Card
Entry information

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