Howdy! In today’s #WhatsNewWednesday post we have news out of Germany – who is now allowing unvaccinated Americans to enter the country – with guidelines of course.
Here are the details according to the Schengen Visa Info website:
- American nationals who haven’t been vaccinated yet, as well as those who haven’t recently recovered from the Coronavirus, can travel to Germany under facilitated rules starting from the upcoming Sunday, November 14.
- Among others, they will be able to skip quarantine and multiple testing for COVID-19
- For Americans, being removed from the high-risk list means that they can now travel to Germany without having to undergo quarantine upon arrival into the country. They will, however, need to get tested for COVID-19 if they have not been vaccinated against the virus, nor recovered from it recently.
- “All immigrants – regardless of whether they have been in a high-risk area or virus variant area or not – are obliged to have proof of the absence of an infection with the SARS – CoV -2 coronavirus ( proof of vaccination, test, recovery) upon entry,” the German Ministry of Health explains in its ordinance of November 8, which lays out the new COVID-19 entry rules.
- Only children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.
- For travelers over 12 who are not vaccinated, the test must be taken within the last 72 hours before they arrive in Germany, if it is a PCR test, whereas antigen tests should be taken within the prior 24 hours only.
Interested in learning more about Germany? Check out all there is to see and do in this fabulous European destination in our Chief Travel Gurus video chat with Carolin Belcher, the West Coast Sales Manager of the German National Tourist Office here – and as always, if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming trip to Germany with Book Here, Give Here, please reach out to your Travel Gurus.