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Entry requirements

The entry is partly possible. Travelers from the following list may enter: Travellers who have been outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the trip must expect quarantine measures or entry refusal. Travellers who have been outside the above mentioned permitted countries before the start of the trip must expect quarantine measures or entry refusal. This concerns the last 14 days before entry.

Travel within the country:
Travel within the country is not allowed until 15 December 2020. During the lockdown only essential movements within the country are allowed. However, a permit is required for this as well, which can be requested under the following link or via the app "Tous anti-Covid":

Important on entry:
Problems may arise if travelers show symptoms of illness. Affected travelers must expect quarantine measures or entry bans. If travellers test positive for the coronavirus during their journey, they must expect further measures to be taken. Masks are compulsory at border crossing points.

Transit is possible. Transit by land is only possible from Great Britain and Northern Ireland via the EU and Schengen states and the United Kingdom. Air travellers should be able to prove that they are able to connect. EU citizens may also come from third countries to transit to their place of residence, but depending on the destination, they may have to comply with stricter entry regulations.

Important at the destination:
There are restrictions on public life. These apply until further notice.
- Lockdown: yes - until probably 15.12.2020
- Night-time curfew: yes (until probably 15 December 2020)
- Hotels/holiday accommodation: open
- Restaurants/Cafés: closed
- Bars: closed
- Clubs: closed
- Shops: partly open
- Museums/Sights: closed
- Cinemas/theatres: closed
- Public transport: partially available
- Taxis: partly available
- Masking obligation: yes - on public transport, in enclosed public spaces; in Paris and some cities also in outdoor public areas
- Minimum distance: yes
- Regional deviations possible
- App:

Travel warning due to COVID-19:
Due to the spread of COVID-19, the German Foreign Office has issued a travel warning.

Entry is possible with the following travel documents:

The travel document must be valid during the visit.

Child passport
The travel document must be valid during the visit.

ID card
The travel document must be valid during the visit.

Please ensure that your travel documents are complete and in good condition, and that they have enough empty pages.

Schengen area citizens can cross borders between member states freely. We recommend that you bring travel documents (passport/ID card). In individual cases and exceptional situations controls may occur, and you may have to identify yourself.

Due to the Brexit it can come to changed entry regulations starting from 01.01.2021. If necessary, a passport may be required from this date, which is valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of your stay.

Documents reported as lost/stolen:
You are advised against entering with documents that have been reported as lost or stolen. They may still be reported as lost or stolen on the border control systems, and entry may be refused.

Airline requirements:
Please ask your airline about the documents you need to bring before you travel. Airline requirements differ from national regulations in certain cases.

Minors require their own ID document and consent from their custodian(s) if travelling alone or accompanied by one parent only.

Minors also require the following:
- An officially certified statement of consent

Health information

There are no obligatory vaccinations.

The following vaccinations are recommended if entering the country:
- Vaccinations in compliance with WHO recommendations for routine immunisation
- Hepatitis B, Cases of long-terms stays or special exposure
- Tick-borne encephalitis

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that low measles vaccination coverage is a threat to global health. So both children and adults should check that they have vaccination coverage and get it up to date where necessary.

Due to the increasing number of infections with the respiratory disease COVID-19, increased health checks and longer waiting times during travel must currently be expected. Due to cases of illness in almost all countries of the world, there is a general risk of infection via droplet infection. Travellers should therefore inform themselves about the spread of the disease and possible protective measures in their destination. They should also take into account the different standards and capacities of health care systems.

Pregnant women:
Note that pregnant women face the following health risks:
- Zika virus

Note that children face the following health risks:
- Dengue fever

Final requirements:
Please note that health information always depends on the health of the individual traveller and that it is no substitute for consulting a doctor or tropical medicine professional. Entry, visa and vaccination requirements can always change at short notice, and specific exceptions may occur. Only the relevant diplomatic mission can make legally binding statements or provide information above and beyond that given here. Please ask about this in advance.

Data status of: 05.12.2020 23:11 for customers of: TravelTrex GmbH, Bonner Str. 484-486, 50968 Köln

Transit visa requirements

A transit visa is not required.