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Covid Test for Germany

If you are travelling to Germany from the UK, you must have the correct health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, letting you to Germany with confidence.

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As of June 2021, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Germany based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

From 23 May 2021, the UK is designated as a virus variant area of concern, which means that you may only enter Germany from the UK if you are a German citizen, a resident or their spouse/partner/child under 18, or for an urgent humanitarian reason such as an immediate family bereavement. No other travellers may enter Germany from the UK.

Passengers travelling to or from the UK to Germany are able to take a Covid-19 antigen test (lateral flow) to prove that you are fit to travel. Lateral flow tests are a quicker and cheaper alternative to PCR tests and guarantee results in just 20 minutes. See our antigen page for details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test.

Germany is on the amber list for entering England. If you’re planning to return to the UK from Germany, you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-listed service provider like Medicspot.

Germany Travel Advice

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to Germany?

If you are travelling from the UK to Germany then you must present a negative Covid-19 PCR, antigen or LAMP taken less than 48 hours before entering Germany.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Germany?

Yes. Due to the new strain of Covid-19 identified in the UK, only travellers with proof of residence may enter Germany. If you do not yet possess a residence card, credible evidence must be provided in order to prove that you are a resident of Germany.

Furthermore, if you are travelling to Germany from the UK then you must register online in advance of travelling. This registration replaces the paper landing cards previously required.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Germany?

The price of a Covid-19 test is £149 if you are travelling to Germany. This covers the PCR test and a fit to fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Germany?

Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both Germany’s airlines and the German government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Germany’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with your negative test result as well as a fit to fly certificate. These will be provided within the 48 hour window.

Will I still need to quarantine on arrival in Germany if I have tested negative for Covid-19?

Yes. As the German government has designated the UK as a risk area, all travellers are required to travel immediately to their accommodation upon arrival and quarantine there for 10 days. It is possible to leave quarantine after 5 days with a negative test result.

Does Germany accept Covid-19 Proof of Recovery documents?

Germany does not allow UK travellers proof of recovery certificates for travellers arriving from the UK to enter the country. However, A ‘test and release’ system is in place in Germany. This means that if you are travelling from a risk area you can be exempted from quarantine if you provide a negative test result or indicate that you have recently recovered from a Covid-19 infection when filling in the digital registration. Further information can be found on the government website.

Inbound UK Travel

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to enter the UK from Germany?

If you haven’t visited or passed through a country on the red list in the 10 days before travelling to the UK, you must:

Which Covid-19 tests do I need to take once I have arrived in the UK?

Germany is on the amber list for travel. Once you have arrived in the UK from Germany you must:

  • Quarantine for 10 days.
  • Take the mandatory day 2 and 8 tests.

There is also the option to take part in Test to Release which allows travellers to shorten their quarantine from day 5 of their arrival, provided they have tested negative for coronavirus. This test must be bought from a private provider like Medicspot. You can find additional information about the Test to Release scheme on the government website.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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