Germany: Extension of COVID-19 Related Entrance Measures 

May 3, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points   

  •  COVID-19 related entrance measures extended until 31 May 2022  


The government of Germany announced that it would extend current COVID-19 related entrance measures until 31 May 2022. Currently, these measures include presenting one of the following:  

  • A valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate; or   
  • Proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 28-90 days; or   
  • Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or rapid antigen test taken within 48 hours of departure.  

Travelers are not required to undergo quarantine when entering Germany, regardless of vaccination status. Travelers who have spent time in a high-risk area in the past ten days must also carry a German government-issued "digital registration on entry paper” to demonstrate that they have been approved to enter Germany.  

What are the Changes?   

The government of Germany will extend COVID-19 related entrance measures until 31 May 2022. Travelers will still be permitted to enter Germany but must adhere to all COVID-19 related entrance requirements.   

Looking Ahead   

Continue to check the government of Germany's website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.   

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This article was published on 3 May 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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