If you are travelling to Germany, you may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure or on arrival depending on your departure country.
Entry regulations for the United Kingdom
Effective 21 December, flights from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland are prohibited to land in Germany. This restriction includes transfers in Germany with the United Kingdom as final destination.
Exemptions to the restrictions are:
Entry restrictions to the State of Bavaria
Effective 23 December 2020, entry restrictions to the State of Bavaria are applicable. Anyone from a corona risk area must either provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test or immediately perform the test upon arrival in Bavaria. The test should be carried out not more than 48 hours before entering Bavaria.
The negative test result has to be presented to local health authorities within 72 hours of arrival in Bavaria.
The test centres at the airports or the municipal centres are available for this purpose. Notices are displayed on highways leading to Bavaria to inform people of applicable entry restrictions
Entry regulations for flights from South Africa
Effective 23 December 2020, direct flights from South Africa to Germany are prohibited.
COVID-19 testing requirements
All passengers entering Dusseldorf who have been to a risk area other than South Africa and the United Kingdom at any given time within the last 10 days are required to hold a COVID-19 PCR test no older than 48 hours - or will have to be tested immediately after arrival. More information can be .
Effective 11 January 2021, all passengers travelling to Germany are required to complete a COVID-19 PCR test no longer than 48 hours prior to arrival in Germany. Passengers who have not completed the COVID-19 PCR test will be tested immediately upon arrival in Germany.
All passengers inbound to Germany are mandated to register onto to complete a Digital Entry Declaration ("DEA"). At the time of check-in, passengers are to ensure they have a confirmation form of the registration, either saved or printed.
Passengers who do not complete the Digital Entry Declaration ("DEA") will not be accepted for travel.
Effective 8 November, The Federal German States have implemented a change in the quarantine procedures upon arrival in Germany:
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