Press Release Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Information for travellers to Germany

Berlin (GTAI) - Germany has introduced travel restrictions for entries from outside the Schengen area on March 17, 2020. All corresponding entries by plane or ship will be affected. Entry will be possible for German citizens.

EU citizens and citizens of Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their family members will be allowed to transit through Germany to reach their home countries. The same will apply for foreigners holding a residence permit in one of these countries. Other people may be rejected entry, if they cannot provide proof of urgent reasons for their entry.

In addition, temporary borders controls have been introduced between Germany and France, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Denmark. Deliveries of goods and commuters are allowed to cross these borders. Travelers on any non-essential travels may be refused entry.

For more information on travel restrictions, please visit the German Foreign Ministry’s site:

Depending on the level of risk assessed in Germany, the authorities reserve the power to institute further measures. Further information is available in multiple languages on the homepage of the Robert Koch Institute:

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