What vaccine can you travel to Germany with?

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Photo: Shutterstock / canadastock

Find out below what you need to get into the country, if you can move everywhere, and what rules apply to tourists.

The epidemiological situation in Germany, as in most of Europe, has recently deteriorated.

The Federal Republic of Germany has marked our country as an area of ​​high risk of coronavirus infection.

In addition to Serbia, this list also includes Austria, Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia.

Therefore, a mandatory electronic check-in and home quarantine was introduced (for a period of 10 days, which can be shortened after the fifth day with a negative test).

You can enter the country with a negative PCR test (no older than 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test (no older than 48 hours), a vaccination certificate, or a coronavirus certificate.

Germany recognizes the following vaccines: Pfizer, Modern, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson, and at least 14 days must have elapsed since the last dose of the vaccine.

These rules will be valid until January 15, 2022.

Children under the age of 12 can enter Germany, although they have not yet been vaccinated, accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. Forty-five days is mandatory for children and it is important to note that a digital form before the trip is also mandatory.

In Germany, you can move freely anywhere, except in Saxony, where tourist travel is prohibited until 12 December. Only business trips are allowed in this province, and it is similar to some parts of Bavaria.

So before you travel, be sure to ask if sightseeing is allowed in the province you come to. Information on crown regulations can be found in all German provinces HERE.

As for the rules for tourists, they differ from one federal province to another, and even from one region to another.

In many provinces, such as Berlin, Hamburg, Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, the so-called “2G rule” applies in many places.

This means that only those who have been vaccinated and those who have contracted the virus can go to restaurants, museums or various events. A negative test is not enough.

Therefore, the tourist offer to unvaccinated passengers is limited.

Given the spectacular number of people infected with the coronavirus, in many parts of Germany, the restrictive measures could be tightened in the coming days or weeks.

Many are calling for a “2G rule” to be introduced across the country. Therefore, it is necessary to inform tourists about the epidemiological situation, especially in the province to which they come.

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