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Last updated 4 October 2021
From 1 August 2021 travellers aged 12 or over entering Germany from abroad must have either proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery, or a negative Covid-19 test prior to arrival and present this proof on request to carriers or authorities. Travellers aged 12 or over, travelling from the UK and are not fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 will need to enter Germany with either a negative PCR test result that is no more than 72 hours old, or a negative rapid antigen test within 48 hours of departure.
For travellers from the UK, an NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.
If you are travelling from the UK to Germany then you must present a negative Covid-19 PCR, antigen or LAMP test taken either 72 or 48 hours before entering 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.
Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both Germany’s airlines and the German government.
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.
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.
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.