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06.05.2020 - Article

1. Travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic

Germany has introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on March 17, 2020. All corresponding entries from non-EU-citizens and citizens of non-Schengen states by plane or ship will be affected.

The travel restriction does not apply to German nationals. 

Family members of German nationals are exempted as well, if they return to their joint place of residence in Germany. In all other cases, family members of German citizens may only enter if they have a compelling reason (e.g. having to care for family members). Corresponding proof has to be presented when entering.

Citizens of EU member states and their families, as well as citizens of the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their families are allowed to travel through Germany to reach their home country if no other travel connection is possible. They will also be allowed to enter if their home or legal residence is in Germany.

Persons who are not EU citizens who have a long-term right of residence (residence permit or long-term visa) in an EUmember state or the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland and their families are allowed to travel through Germany to reach their home country if no other travel connection is possible. The same applies to holders of a German residence permit or long-term visa whose home or legal residence is in Germany.

Persons who are not EU citizens and who have no long-term right of residence are not allowed to enter unless they have an urgent reason to do so. Entry for purposes of tourism is no longer allowed.

2. Important information for travellers to Germany

Please find more information here.

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