GERMANY – COVID-19: New entry requirements aimed at slowing coronavirus

As part of a new COVID-19 national strategy, most travelers entering Germany will need to quarantine upon their arrival. Completion of a digital health form will generally be required as well.

Key Points:
• As of Nov. 9, most travelers entering from a high-risk area must quarantine for 10 days after making entry. The quarantine can end after five days if the traveler tests negative for COVID-19.
• Exemptions are only available in specific circumstances, e.g., if the traveler’s stay in Germany is less than 24 hours (or in some cases 72 hours). Commuters may also be exempt.
• Travelers returning from a high-risk area where they have been in the last 10 days will need to submit a digital health form (Einreiseanmeldung).
• Travelers must submit their contact information as well as where they will be staying during their quarantine.
Background: The latest details on COVID-19 entry restrictions for Germany can be found here:https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/fileadmin/Dateien/3_Downloads/C/Coronavirus/Infoblatt/2020-11-06_Infoblatt_fuer_Einreisende_engl_final.pdf

Azevedo Sette Advogados