Germany lifts all restrictions outside the EU for fully vaccinated starting June 25

Germany lifts all restrictions outside the EU for fully vaccinated starting June 25

TORONTO — Effective today, June 25, 2021, Germany will allow entry of fully vaccinated travellers from countries outside of the EU.

According to an update sent out by Anja Brokjans, Director, German National Tourist Office in Canada, 14 days after they received their last required vaccine dose, travellers may enter Germany for any valid purpose – e.g. as a tourist or to visit family and friends – provided that they meet the general requirements of residence law according to the German Embassy.

Travellers need to have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut to benefit from the eased restrictions.

Currently, only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are recognized (https://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19). More vaccines that offer a similar level of protection will be added to the list as soon as the necessary evaluations are completed, says Brokjans.

Entering Germany from virus variant areas of concern is still not permitted. The rules of the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung), including the ban on transport from areas of variants of concern, continue to apply in full, says the GNTB.

More information, in particular about the requirements for proof of vaccination, is available on the BMI website at: https://www.bmi.bund.de/corona-faqs. 

The GNTB’s 2021 international campaigns, just recently launched, are: German.Local.Culture, Feel Good and German.Spa.Tradition.