The German government has extended its policy of lifting COVID-19 entry restrictions for most travelers except for those from China.

Key Points:

  • Until at least Sept. 30, individuals who are traveling to Germany from countries other than China will continue to face no COVID-19 entry restrictions.
  • Those who are not German nationals and live in China must have an important reason to travel to Germany due to reciprocity rules between the two countries.
  • Travelers are no longer required show COVID-19 vaccination certificate, COVID-19 recovery certificate or negative COVID-19 test to enter the country.
  • The policies had been set to expire on Aug. 31 but were extended through Sept. 30.

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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