The German government has extended its COVID-19 entry restrictions until at least May 31.

Key Points:

  • Until at least May 31, individuals traveling to Germany, regardless of their departure country, must have one of the following:
    • Proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure or proof of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours before departure.
    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the last 28 to 90 days.
  • Travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival.

Additional information: Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing requirements. Travelers coming from high-risk areas are required to complete a digital registration; at this time, there are no countries designated as high-risk. More information on Germany’s entry requirements and health protocols can be found here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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