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 www.einreiseanmeldung.de – 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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