Travel in Europe is subject to Covid-19 restrictions. The omicron variant has led to higher numbers of infections, which are often less severe. This is how Germany is responding to the current situation.
As a general rule, anyone arriving in Germany — whether by airplane, car, train or ship — must present either a negative test result, proof of vaccination, or documentation proving their recovery from Covid-19.
This requirement will, however, be lifted on June 1.
Covid rules for daily life
Although case numbers remain high, most hygiene and social distancing rules have been lifted. Masks must, however, still be worn on public transport, in hospitals and nursing homes.
Individual German states have the power to impose their own restrictions. It is therefore advisable to check which regional rules apply before traveling, as they can change at short notice.
A waitress works in a beer garden in Oberammergau, southern Germany, the village hosting the traditional Passion play, on May 10, 2022. The play, which brings together some 1,800 villagers who act, build, produce, or play music runs from May 14 to Oct 2, 2022. (AFP photo)