New regulations for entry from foreign risk areas

The regulations for entry from foreign risk areas is currently not in force


Since November 9, 2020, travelers returning from foreign risk areas must

– digitally inform the health authorities before arrival at

– stay 10 days in quarantine (exceptions see below)

A Covid-19 test can be performed at the earliest on the 5th day after entry, which can end the quarantine.

An overview of the rules effective from November 9th:

Travellers arriving from abroad who have been in a risk area within the last ten days before entry are obliged to enter a ten-day quarantine immediately after entry.

They are obliged to inform the responsible local health authority before entering the country using the new digital entry declaration.
A COVID-19 test to end the quarantine is possible from the fifth day after entry at the earliest.
If symptoms appear within ten days of entry despite a negative result, the responsible health authority must be notified and a new test performed.

In addition, exceptions to the quarantine obligation apply to, among other things

– Persons passing through (by direct route without overnight stay; a short stay at a freeway service station is permissible, for example, when travelling by car),
j- any travel in border traffic with the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg for up to 24 hours,
– Stays of up to 72 hours for urgent family reasons (visiting first-degree relatives and life partners, access and custody)
– Stays of up to 72 hours with persons who are essential to the maintenance of the health system,
– up to 72 hours for workers in the transport of goods, merchandise and passengers (for over 72 hours, the exception may require a test),
– Persons who can prove that they commute regularly for compelling professional, study or training reasons.

The decree provides for further exceptions to quarantine, but with mandatory testing”


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