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Fully-vaccinated people allowed to travel to Germany from June 25

Fully-vaccinated people allowed to travel to Germany from June 25

Fully-vaccinated people allowed to travel to Germany from June 25

Travellers from non-EU countries who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will soon be allowed to travel to Germany once again, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has announced. 

Non-EU travellers can come to Germany from June 25

As of June 25, people from countries outside the European Union will be allowed to enter Germany, provided they have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine that is approved in the EU. This currently includes the jabs manufactured by BioNTech / Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (the latter only requires one dose to provide full protection). The Russian Sputnik V vaccine and the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine are not included. 

The Federal Ministry of the Interior specifies that 14 days must have passed since the traveller’s last vaccination. After this, trips to Germany are permitted for any reason - including business, studying and tourism. Currently, citizens from so-called third countries are only allowed to enter in exceptional circumstances. 

There will still, however, be some exceptions. People will only be permitted to enter from so-called virus variant areas (as defined by the Robert Koch Institute) if absolutely necessary. This includes countries like Great Britain, Brazil and India. “The provisions of the Coronavirus Entry Regulations, including the ban on travel from virus variant areas, continue to apply without restriction,” the Ministry said.

Entry from other EU countries is already possible in principle, regardless of a person’s vaccination status. 

How can I prove I’m vaccinated?

Upon entry, individuals must present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a comparable proof of vaccination in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. This must show: 

  • The vaccinated person’s surname, first name and date of birth
  • Date of vaccination and number of vaccinations
  • Name of the vaccination
  • Name of the disease that was vaccinated against
  • Name and address of the person or institution responsible for carrying out the vaccination
  • Confirmation in writing or in electronic form by the person responsible for carrying out the vaccine. This could be a stamp or a state symbol. 

More information can be found on the Interior Ministry’s website (in German - note that the English-language version of this page has not yet been updated to include the latest rules for fully-vaccinated people). 

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TallaTalyai2 16:52 | 24 June 2021

Hi Expats! I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get the EU or German digital covid-19 pass if you were fully vaccinated in the USA? I tried to get a local Apotheke to give me a QR code but was fully denied cause my vaccine was not done in Germany. I live in Germany but was in America for a little bit so had the vaccine there...any help would be greatly appreciated!