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Corona: The current situation on Germany's borders

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Despite the ongoing corona pandemic, the German borders are in principle open. But there are restrictions. You should know this if you are driving to or want to return to one of the neighboring countries.

  • Entry into France during the day is allowed without a valid reason

  • Restrictions on trips to Denmark and the Czech Republic

  • Quarantine in Germany for returnees from high-incidence areas

The situation at the borders

Belgium

Denmark

France

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Austria

Poland

Switzerland

Czech Republic

Return from a risk area

Border with Belgium

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to Belgium: Spot checks

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering Belgium: partially

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

If you want to stay in Belgium for more than 48 hours, you need one negative PCR test, must register and also adhere to a quarantine.

You have to know that to enter Belgium.

Border with Denmark

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to Denmark: YES

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering Denmark: YES

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

You need one to enter Denmark negative PCR test and then has to be in Quarantine. Special rules apply to residents of Schleswig-Holstein.

You have to know that to enter Denmark.

Border with France

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to France: Spot checks

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering France: partially

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

Anyone traveling to France needs one negative PCR test and - if he arrives at night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. - an additional one good reason. Special rules sometimes apply to commuters.

You have to know that to enter France.

Border with Luxembourg

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to Luxembourg: NO

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering Luxembourg: NO

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: NO

  • Have to expect waiting times on the return journey: NO

You have to know that to enter Luxembourg

Border with the Netherlands / Holland

  • Corona-Risk area: YES (High incidence area)

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to the Netherlands: NO

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering the Netherlands: NO

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

Entrants by car need no negative PCR test. After entry, the authorities urgently recommend a ten-day quarantine. Commuters are exempt from this.

You have to know that to enter the Netherlands.

Border with Austria

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry according to Austria: YES

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering Austria: YES

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

People entering Austria need one negative PCR test. From now on there is no longer any obligation to quarantine. Special rules apply to commuters and transit travelers.

You have to know that to enter Austria.

Border with Poland

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to Poland: YES

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering Poland: YES

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: YES

  • Have to expect waiting times on the return journey: YES

You need one to enter Poland negative PCR test. Special rules sometimes apply to commuters.

You have to know that to enter Poland.

Border with Switzerland

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to Switzerland: Spot checks

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering Switzerland: partially

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

If you drive to Switzerland, you have to register online, but you do need to no negative PCR test. There is an obligation to quarantine for travelers from Saxony and Thuringia.

You have to know that to enter Switzerland.

Border with the Czech Republic

  • Corona-Risk area: YES

  • All Border crossings open: YES

  • border controls in the entry to the Czech Republic: YES

  • Is with Waiting times to be expected when entering the Czech Republic: YES

  • border controls in the Return journey to Germany: Spot checks

  • If you have to reckon with waiting times on the return journey: partially

To enter the Czech Republic, you need next to one negative PCR test also one Registration and one good reason. You also have to be in quarantine go. Special rules apply to commuters and transit travelers.

Fully vaccinated and from a Covid-19 infection recovered People are exempt from the obligation to test and quarantine, but also require registration and a valid reason to enter the country.

You have to know that to enter the Czech Republic.

Return to Germany from a risk area

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) currently classifies all of Germany's neighboring countries as risk areas a. Whoever returns to Germany must test and possibly also Quarantine regulations note. Special rules often apply to commuters.

Important for returning to Germany from abroad

There is one in all of Germany Corona test compulsory for returnees from risk areas. Fully vaccinated and recovered persons are excluded.

All air travelers must also show a negative test result at check-in at the departure location - even if they are returning to Germany from non-risk areas. Fully vaccinated and convalescents are also excluded from this. There is no evidence of testing, vaccination or recovery no flight possible.

Depending on the type of risk area, different rules apply quarantine and the possibility of Freestyle.

Details on quarantine, compulsory tests and the digital entry form as well as everything on exceptions for vaccinated and convalescent people can be found here. Just as important for entry High incidence and Virus variant areas.

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