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08.04.2021 - Article

Important information on the impacts of COVID-19 on travelling to Germany and consular services

IMPORTANT CHANGES:
The German Federal Government has reintroduced entry restrictions for residents of Canada to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting October 27, 2020, entry from Canada to Germany with or without a visa can only take place in case of an urgent need/an essential reason. A list of such reasons that justify entry to Germany can be found here. Decisions on entry are made on a case-by-case basis and are at discretion of the German Federal Police. The German Foreign Missions in Canada have no authority in making decisions on entry to Germany.

Please note that travel restrictions do not apply to German citizens, EU citizens, nationals of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and the members of their immediate family (spouse, unmarried minor children, parents of minors).

Information on visa applications

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Entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany

All airline passengers (including transit passengers) that arrive in Germany after March 30, 2021 must present a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to boarding. The swabbing must be done no more than 48 hours prior to entering Germany.

PCR tests as well as rapid antigen tests are accepted. You can find a list of accepted rapid antigen test here.

Please note that testing is still mandatory even if you are vaccinated or previously had COVID.

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Rules for incoming passengers to Germany

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Information on consular services

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Global travel advisory (DE)

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Travel advisory for Canada (DE)

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Krisenvorsorgeliste (DE)

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