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COVID travel restrictions: Germany

Susan Bonney-Cox
July 5, 2022

Travel in Europe is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. The omicron variant has led to higher numbers of infections, which are often less severe. This is how Germany is responding to the current situation.

Patrons being served at a cafe next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Access to restaurants, bars and cafes is no longer restricted to fully vaccinated people or those who can present a negative COVID-19 test Image: Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Travelers to Germanyno longer need to present a negative test result, proof of vaccination, or documentation proving their recovery from COVID-19. 

Main article: What are the COVID entry rules for travelers to European countries?

COVID rules for daily life

Although case numbers remain high, most hygiene and social distancing rules have been lifted. Masks must, however, still be worn on public transport, in hospitals and nursing homes.

Individual German states have the power to impose their own restrictions. It is therefore advisable to check which regional rules apply before traveling, as they can change at short notice.

More information here