The German government has lifted its COVID-19 entry restrictions for most travelers except those traveling from China.

Key Points:

  • As of June 11, individuals who are traveling to Germany from countries other than China will no longer face COVID-19 entry restrictions, including those traveling for tourism or to visit people in Germany.
  • 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 a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, COVID-19 recovery certificate or negative COVID-19 test to enter the country.

Additional Information: More information regarding Germany’s decision to lift its COVID-19 entry restrictions is available here.

BAL Analysis: COVID-19 entry restriction no longer apply to most people traveling to Germany. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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