Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, taken within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test result, taken within 48 hours of departure, must be provided on arrival. Accepted nucleic acid tests include PCR, LAMP, or TMA. Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 28 days before departure and not more than 180 days, on arrival. Health documentation must be in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Further details about the accepted tests can be found at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Tests.html
Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are allowed to enter Germany without an essential reason and are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Exemptions are revoked for those who have visited a 'virus variant area' within 10 days prior to arrival. The updated list can be found at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.htm
Face masks such as FFP2, KN95, or surgical masks, are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport. Further restrictions may vary by state.
An online registration form must be completed before departure and the confirmation received after registration must be provided in a printed or electronic (PDF) form on arrival.
Bars offering outdoor seating are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Indoor seating remains closed. Restrictions may vary depending on the state.
Restaurants may open for outdoor dining only. Takeaway options may also be available. Restrictions may vary depending on the state.
Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.
Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential shops are gradually opening such as personal care services, including hairdressers. Retail restrictions may vary depending on the state.
Public transportation is mostly operating as usual.