Germany

Germany UK travel restrictions coronavirus covid-19

Current Status:

Testing and quarantine requirements on arrival in Germany, hotel overnight stays for tourism not allowed. Quarantine requirements on return to the UK.

Masks: Wearing face masks mandatory in public spaces such as shops, when entering hotels and restaurants, and on public transport.

Social Distancing: Unknown.

Group Meetings: Maximum 10 people from own and one other household indoor and outdoor. Non essential shops are remaining open with social distancing in place. Overnight stays are essential and not for tourism.


Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank.


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England

Travelling to Germany

You no longer need a valid reason to enter Germany. However the UK is now deemed as a ‘high-risk area’ and so on arrival you will be required to:

  • Take a COVID-19 test (three options):
    • Present a valid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, in a European Union member state (or a state with comparable quality standards)
    • Take a test when you arrive – there are testing facilities at airports and major transport hubs that provide tests free of charge
    • Take a test after you return to your place of residence in Germany, where you are required to report to the local health office. The test is free of charge if taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Notify the local German health authority in your place of residence/accommodation
  • Travel directly to your accommodation and quarantine for 14 days (unless and until you are advised that you do not need to do so)

A negative test exempts you from the 14-day self-isolation requirement in most German states. A small number of states require a second negative test before granting an exemption from quarantine.

Returning from Germany

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Wales

Travelling to Germany

You no longer need a valid reason to enter Germany. However the UK is now deemed as a ‘high-risk area’ and so on arrival you will be required to:

  • Take a COVID-19 test (three options):
    • Present a valid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, in a European Union member state (or a state with comparable quality standards)
    • Take a test when you arrive – there are testing facilities at airports and major transport hubs that provide tests free of charge
    • Take a test after you return to your place of residence in Germany, where you are required to report to the local health office. The test is free of charge if taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Notify the local German health authority in your place of residence/accommodation
  • Travel directly to your accommodation and quarantine for 14 days (unless and until you are advised that you do not need to do so)

A negative test exempts you from the 14-day self-isolation requirement in most German states. A small number of states require a second negative test before granting an exemption from quarantine.

Returning from Germany

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Scotland

Travelling to Germany

You no longer need a valid reason to enter Germany. However the UK is now deemed as a ‘high-risk area’ and so on arrival you will be required to:

  • Take a COVID-19 test (three options):
    • Present a valid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, in a European Union member state (or a state with comparable quality standards)
    • Take a test when you arrive – there are testing facilities at airports and major transport hubs that provide tests free of charge
    • Take a test after you return to your place of residence in Germany, where you are required to report to the local health office. The test is free of charge if taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Notify the local German health authority in your place of residence/accommodation
  • Travel directly to your accommodation and quarantine for 14 days (unless and until you are advised that you do not need to do so)

A negative test exempts you from the 14-day self-isolation requirement in most German states. A small number of states require a second negative test before granting an exemption from quarantine.

Returning from Germany

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:


Northern Ireland

Travelling to Germany

You no longer need a valid reason to enter Germany. However the UK is now deemed as a ‘high-risk area’ and so on arrival you will be required to:

  • Take a COVID-19 test (three options):
    • Present a valid test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival, in a European Union member state (or a state with comparable quality standards)
    • Take a test when you arrive – there are testing facilities at airports and major transport hubs that provide tests free of charge
    • Take a test after you return to your place of residence in Germany, where you are required to report to the local health office. The test is free of charge if taken within 72 hours of arrival
  • Notify the local German health authority in your place of residence/accommodation
  • Travel directly to your accommodation and quarantine for 14 days (unless and until you are advised that you do not need to do so)

A negative test exempts you from the 14-day self-isolation requirement in most German states. A small number of states require a second negative test before granting an exemption from quarantine.

Returning from Germany

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

COVID-19 Data: (Source Worldometer)

All information correct as of 06/11/2020 @ 08:20.

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