Germany updates high-risk list; removes 9 EU areas and 25 third nations

In Germany, the individuals travelling from a maximum of nine European Union or Schengen Area countries will now be allowed to travel to Germany under the ease the rules from 27 February as the authorities have made the decision to release them from the high-risk list.

The list of the nations has been updated which are no longer highly affected by the COVID-19. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has made the declaration that all the following EU or Schengen regions of the nations, as well as territories, will no longer be classified as high-risk, including,

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • French overseas department of Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, and St. Martin
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands – Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius and Sint Maarten
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Sweden
  • Hungary

The travellers from these nations and the territories will not have to register their entry before getting inside Germany. In addition, they also have to not get self-isolated due to the COVID as of 27 February.

The authorities of Germany has highlighted that all of the people travelling are still needed to show a certificate that shows the person is recovered (if he was infected), has been fully vaccinated against the virus and has been tested negative.

The need for proof (certificate) is mandatory for getting the entry for all of the people.

The German Federal Foreign Office has made a statement that includes, “Every person over the age of six is obliged to carry proof of their COVID‑19 status when entering Germany. Persons over the age of six must therefore have a negative test result or proof of recovery or vaccination when entering Germany.”

Along with this, Germany accepts the vaccination pass if the person is vaccinated with the primary vaccine with one of the vaccine doses that Germany identifies within the last 270 days, which is around nine months or have already received a booster shot.

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