Please see below for important information pertaining to COVID 19 and travel.
**Please note: Please check COVID guidelines for any country that you will transit through during a connecting flight, as many restrictions will still apply even in transit.
Up-to-date requirements for US travelers can be found on the embassy website here.
Country Specific Information
- The Department of State has issued a Level 4 – Do Not Travel Advisory for Germany.
- The German CDC-equivalent, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), provides daily updates in German and English on the number reported cases, fatalities, and recoveries.
- Germany continues to have high rates of COVID-19, with many restrictions imposed across the country. Restrictions are based on regional COVID-19 case numbers and local hospitalization rates. As the situation will vary across regions, please check the federal government website as well as individual state websites (in German) for details.
Entry & Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Residents of the United States who are fully vaccinated are allowed to enter Germany. Those who are not fully vaccinated will need to demonstrate an important need to travel. Please see this link for more details.
- Digital Registration on Entry: Persons entering Germany who have spent time in an RKI-designated high-risk or virus-variant area in the 10 days prior to entry are required to submit a digital registration on entry . As of February 20, 2022, the United States is no longer a high-risk area.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?
- All travelers ages 6 and older must submit proof of vaccination (with a vaccine listed on this website ), proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months, or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter Germany by air, land, or sea.
- Both PCR and rapid antigen tests are accepted; a PCR test must have been taken less than 72 hours prior to entry to Germany, a rapid antigen test less than 48 hours prior to entry.
- Travelers who have been in a virus-variant area in the last 10 days must present a negative PCR test, regardless of vaccination or recovery status. A rapid antigen test is not accepted in this case.
- Please see this link for more details.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.