The German government has removed the U.S. from its high-risk area list and updated its entry requirements.

Key Points:

  • Under a change that took effect Nov. 14, U.S. nationals will no longer be required to obtain Digital Registration on Entry before traveling to Germany or quarantine upon arrival.
  • Individuals traveling from a country not designated as high-risk or a virus-variant area must have proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival to enter Germany.
  • Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the entry requirements.

Additional Information: Authorities added Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Laos to the high-risk list. A full list of the high-risk and virus-variant areas can be found here. 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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