As of Saturday, 11 June 2022, all COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany will preliminarily be lifted. From that date, travel from Canada to Germany will be permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visits). For entry into Germany no proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required any longer.
Please note: This only applies to entry into Germany. Should travellers wish to enter Germany via other EU, Schengen or third countries, they are advised to continue to inform themselves about the applicable regulations.
Visas as required for entry into Germany may be applied for with the German Consulate in Toronto for all travel purposes. Due do the high demand delays may occur in the issuing of visas.
Furthermore, entry and vaccination requirements for entry into Canada by foreign nationals continue to apply.
As of June 20, 2022, vaccination requirements for outbound or domestic travel have been suspended. Thus, unvaccinated foreign nationals will continue to be able to depart Canada by plane or train but are strongly advised to check with the Canadian regulations if they intend to re-enter Canada. The vaccination requirement remains in place, though, for passengers and crew on cruise ships.
Please review the travel information by the Canadian authorities before your trip.
The Corona rules have largely been abolished. However, basic protection such as mask requirement, for example in hospitals, care facilities, or on public transit may remain. At the same time, stricter regulations can apply locally. The provinces are responsible for the concrete implementation. Further information can be found at https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/corona-bundeslaender-1745198 .
Public Health Regulations regarding stopping the spread of Covid-19 have mostly been eliminated. Basic protection such as masks, may still be required in certain settings such as hospitals or senior citizen homes. At the same time, regulations may differ locally as they fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal States. Further information is available only in German language at https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/corona-bundeslaender-1745198
Extensive information in English and other languages on current regulations is available here.
A overview on what to do to help protect yourself and others is available here: Coronavirus – Informationen and practical advice.
Watch out for local regulations
Measures for fighting the spread of COVID-19 are subject to local regulation. This may include quarantine measures in the case of a confirmed infection.
The international advice on reducing the spread of COVID-19 should be followed. This includes washing hands regularly and thoroughly with soap for 20-30 seconds, sneezing into the elbow or the quick disposal of handkerchieves or tissues, keeping a distance from other people and avoiding shaking hands. Further information and details can be found on the World Health Organization’s Website
Where possible, travel should be reduced and public transport avoided to further reduce the risk of infection.
Where to find more information
More information is available from the following institutions:
Information on coronavirus and regulations in English and other languages
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Health
The World Health Organization
Robert Koch Institute