No More Quarantine for Britons Traveling to Germany

January 5, 2022
No more quarantine for Britons traveling to Germany

The German authorities have officially lifted the requirement; there’s no more quarantine for Britons traveling to Germany.

UK nationals visiting Germany will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival.

Both the UK and Countries from South Africa No Longer Face Tight Entry Rules

Previously, Germany’s government tightened entry restrictions for visitors from the United Kingdom and Southern African countries that have lately been hit hard by the Omicron variant. But Germany eased its travel restrictions on January 4th.

Only German citizens, residents, and people who fit into particular categories were allowed to enter the country before introducing such tight laws imposed by the German government.

Travelers from the UK and other virus-affected countries must still register at einreiseanmeldung.de upon arrival in Germany and carry the registration confirmation with them upon entry.

In this respect, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement clarifying the recently implemented entry rules.

The statement reads, “Upon entry into the Federal Republic of Germany, individuals aged six years or older need to be in possession of proof of testing, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination. As a general rule, Covid tests (antigen tests or PCR tests) must not be older than 48 hours at the time of (planned) entry into Germany.”

Due to the Omicron strain, the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases (RKI) previously indicated that no other nations would be added to the variant worry list as of Tuesday.

Vaccinated Arrivals from High-Risk Areas Don’t Need to Quarantine Either

Arrivals from nations on the list of countries severely affected by the Omicron variant were subject to a two-week quarantine period, with no option to shorten it by showing valid proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result.

Germany’s authorities also imposed entry restrictions on citizens and residents from virus variant countries.

According to Deutsche Welle, aside from the fact that there’s no more quarantine for Britons traveling to Germany, travelers from high-risk locations who can prove they’re fully vaccinated against the virus don’t need to quarantine under the existing rules either.

Unvaccinated travelers must self-isolate for ten days. However, they can reduce their quarantine to five days if they do a Covid-19 test and the result is negative.

According to World Health Organization data, a total of 7,066,412 people in Germany have tested positive for coronavirus, with 111,219 people dying as a result of Covid-19 and its subsequent variants within the same period.

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