The German government has extended its policy that lifted most COVID-19 entry restrictions.

Key Points:

  • Until at least Jan. 31, individuals who are traveling to Germany from countries other than China will continue to be able to enter the country without facing 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 a 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 Sept 30 but were extended through Jan. 31.

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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