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These are the Corona entry requirements in Germany

The relaxed regulations at a glance

21 May 2021

Since the Corona figures in Germany are also continuing to decline, the country now its entry requirements. In addition to fully vaccinated or recovered, all other persons can now enter more easily.

However, for travellers from high-risk areas such as India, where virus mutations cause high infection rates, the strict regulations still apply.

Germany relaxes entry regulations

Persons who have already been fully vaccinated or have recovered from a Corona infection do not have to show a negative test result on entry and there is also no quarantine obligation. All others can register with the entry. For this, they must present a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours or an antigen test that is not older than 48 hours. This also eliminates the need for a ten-day quarantine.

As of now, it's once again easier to travel to Germany. Credit: Adam Vradenburg / Unsplash

According to Horst Seehofer, the German Interior Minister, mandatory testing makes much more sense than a quarantine. "For pandemic control, a test result in black and white is always better than a quarantine that is only checked sporadically - if at all," Seehofer announced in a public statement.

Contact and exit restrictions are also relaxed

In Germany, there are even more benefits for the fully vaccinated and recovered. According to a new regulation, which already applies nationwide, contact and exit restrictions for these people are eliminated. And even when entering restaurants and shops, you do not need a negative test in this case. However, one thing remains to be noted: Both vaccinated and recovered persons must still wear a mask where masks are mandatory and observe the distance rules.

Contact restrictions and curfews are also waived for the vaccinated and recovered. Credit: Helmut H. Kroiss / Pixabay

Quarantine for high-risk and mutation areas remains in place

However, travellers coming from high-risk or mutation areas are exempt from the relaxed entry requirements. After returning from high-risk areas, quarantine can be terminated after five days at the earliest by a negative PCR test. Those coming from a mutation area must remain in quarantine for a further 14 days.

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