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DANGER: This list only refers to countries that are outside of Europe are located. The entry regulations for European countries are always updated here.

Current list of risk areas

All air travelers from abroad must be able to show a negative corona test when re-entering Germany. Who made one High risk area comes, must also immediately go to quarantine, from which he / she can be tested after the 5th day. Online registration with the health department for returnees from high-risk, high-risk and mutation areas is mandatory in any case. Anyone who comes from an area of ​​mutation must go into quarantine for 14 days. Free testing is not possible here.

Fully vaccinated and convalescent people have been exempt from the quarantine obligation after re-entering Germany from risk areas since May 13, 2021.

The Robert Koch Institute continuously determines which countries are considered to be risk areas or high-risk and mutation areas. This currently applies in whole or in part to more than 160 states. You can find the current list here.

In this list you will find the entry requirements for the following countries in alphabetical order. For entry into European countries, please consult our other list.
  • Egypt
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Curacao
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dubai / UAE
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Cuba
  • Maldives
  • Morocco
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Tahiti
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Egypt: high risk area

Due to the spread of Covid-19 and the associated restrictions in international air and travel traffic as well as adverse effects on public life, unnecessary tourist Travel to Egypt warned.

Egypt is very badly affected by Covid-19. This also applies to the Red Sea / Hurghada region. Egypt is therefore using as an area particularly high risk of infection (high incidence area) classified.

For entry there is a negative PCR test required, which must demonstrably not be older than 72 hours, if entering via Frankfurt Airport not older than 96 hours. The test result must be in English or Arabic language be submitted. If the test result does not contain any details about the date and time the smear was taken, entry will be denied. Children under six years of age are exempt from the obligation to test.

For tourists arriving directly to Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Marsa Matrouh, there is the possibility of the necessary PCR test chargeable upon entry to be carried out at the respective airports. A mandatory quarantine applies for the waiting time until a negative test result is available (for example in the hotel room). If the test is positive, quarantine measures are taken. The implementation of the quarantine measures is inconsistent.

Due to limited capacities, there may be waiting times when testing in the airports and when the test results are issued. Increased entry controls and temperature measurements can be expected at airports. Upon arrival a Health card filled out requesting information about health insurance coverage.

The onward journey or Passing through to other countriesr can be restricted or linked to compulsory testing before departure. The rules for performing these tests may be more restrictive than the target country dictates.

Australia: entry ban

Unnecessary tourist trips to Australia are currently discouraged due to ongoing entry restrictions.

Australia is out of Covid-19 so far overall less affected. At the moment, hardly any new infections are registered nationwide.

Entry: It is still a valid entry comprehensive entry ban for all foreign travelers without permanent residency in Australia. In particular, tourist visits are generally not permitted, and tourist visas are accordingly not issued.

German nationals with a residence permit in Australia and their immediate family members (spouses, underage children, legal guardians, but not parents) are exempt from the entry ban.

As of January 8th, due to a government decision, all passengers of at least five years traveling to Australia must present a negative PCR test at check-in. The test must not be older than 72 hours. Exceptions to this requirement may be possible under certain circumstances. For more information, please contact the Australian Department of the Interior.

Masks are required for passengers and crew members on international flights to Australia, as well as on domestic flights in Australia. There is still an obligation to enter the country 14-day, usually chargeable hotel quarantine in designated accommodations at the arrival airport.

The regulations in the individual states are partly different. An immediate one Onward travel to the destination in Australia is not permitted, not even with direct airport transit. The Department of Home Affairs accepts applications for justified exemptions from the entry ban. At least 72 hours before entry, information on the health status and availability must be provided online.

Bahrain: high risk area

There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to Bahrain.

Bahrain is currently very badly affected by COVID-19. The number of new infections is over 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Bahrain is classified as an area with a particularly high risk of infection (high incidence area).

The Bahraini Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide current and detailed figures.

Entry: All travelers arriving at Bahrain International Airport will be for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival examined and tested. A second test is done after five days and a third test after ten days. For these three mandatory PCR tests, a total of 36 BHD (approx. 80 euros) fees must be paid prior to departure via the Bahraini COVID-19 app "Be Aware".

The Download the app is mandatory. A quarantine after entry is not necessary if the obligatory first COVID-19-PCR test on entry shows a negative result. The test result is sent to the traveler about six to 12 hours after arrival / test at the airport via the app.

Until you receive the negative test result you have to yourself stay in his hotel room / house / apartment.

From May 13, 2021, those who return to Bahrain will be able to prove that they have via the BeAware app fully vaccinated or recovered no longer need a PCR test.

All travelers on arrival Symptoms will have Quarantine measures subjected.

Entry and exit by land from and to Saudi Arabia (King Fahd Causeway) is possible. A negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours and is recognized by the Saudi or Bahraini Ministry of Health, must be submitted. Visas for Bahrain are also issued "upon arrival" at the causeway.

Transit and onward travel: A transit at Bahrain International Airport is for passengers Gulf Air possible.

Barbados: No longer a risk area

We advise against unnecessary tourist trips to Barbados due to the country's entry restrictions.

Barbados was badly affected by Covid-19, but the infection numbers are again at a low level. For a long time, the number of new infections exceeded 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, but is now lower again.

Entry: The entry requirements differ depending on the classification of the country of origin Germany is classified as a high risk country. The epidemiological classification of the countries as well as the entry modalities can change quickly depending on the infection situation and are currently published in the Barbados Travel Protocols.

Entry is permitted under the conditions listed there (negative PCR test, entry form before entry, list of certified accommodations, quarantine and options for free testing) at least possible. From May 8th, entry will be made easier for those who proven to be vaccinated against Covid-19 are. For travel routes with a change (including transit) in a third country, the country with the highest risk level according to the Barbados Travel Protocols applies for entry.

Travelers who need a Covid-19 test for their outward and return journey must apply for this at least 72 hours before departure by email: [email protected]

Transit and onward travel: Travelers must also have one for transit negative Covid-19 test which must not be older than 72 hours. Upon entry, a health check and, if necessary, a short official survey will take place.

Entry may be refused for travelers without a Covid-19 test result. Travelers are not allowed to leave the transit area of ​​the airport when passing through and must therefore have checked baggage through to the destination. If you leave the transit area, the same provisions apply as for entry.

China: tests and quarantine

Due to the spread of Covid-19 and the associated restrictions in international air and travel traffic as well as adverse effects on public life, tourist trips to China are not necessary advised against.

The number of cases in China has stabilized at a low level, the Robert Koch Institute no longer lists China as a risk area.

Entry: In principle, one applies to foreign nationals Entry ban. Foreign nationals with a valid Chinese residence permit for employment, personal affairs or family reunification are allowed to enter China with this. Holders of expired residence permits of this type can apply at the responsible Chinese diplomatic mission abroad Application for re-entry put.

This regulation does not apply to German citizens residing in the following countries: France, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

In principle, entry is still possible for holders of diplomatic, official, courtesy and C visas. In addition, new visas for other, individual entries into China will continue to be issued only for a specific, restricted group of people or for the purpose of residence (including for the implementation of "necessary economic, technological and other projects"). A so-called "PU invitation" to be obtained from the responsible Chinese local authorities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC will provide details and any updates.

Travel to China is fundamental only by direct flight possible. Transit trips, with Germany as the only stopover, can only be started if there are no direct connections to China in the country of departure.

Of all passengers entering China will be negative PCR and IgM antibody test results issued in the same consular district. If, for example, the PCR test was carried out in the consular district of the Chinese embassy in Berlin, the IgM antibody test must also come from there.

These negative test results must be uploaded to the Health Declaration Certificate website along with a passport, flight ticket and a valid Chinese visa or valid Chinese residence permit in order to obtain a QR code which is issued by the Chinese diplomatic missions and is a prerequisite for entering China.

The test time must be no later than 48 hours before departure. The test results must type in the name and address of the test site and the type of blood sample. Only test results with blood drawn from a venous system will be accepted.
Rapid tests are not sufficient.

In the case of transit flights to China, the two tests mentioned must be performed in the country of origin and again in the country of transit and a green QR code must be obtained from the local Chinese diplomatic mission within 48 hours before departure and onward flight. The QR code is valid for 48 hours from the time the test is carried out. It is to be expected from the time the test is carried out, not the time of the result.
There is also one on the Chinese Customs website Health declaration submit.

Travelers who have already been vaccinated are subject to the same requirements. In addition, the Vaccination certificate or vaccination certificate upload. These must contain the following information: name, gender, date of birth, name of the vaccine, date of the first and second vaccination, signature and address of the vaccinating agency.

Travelers with cured Covid-19 disease and travelers who tested positive for IgG antibodies must contact the responsible Chinese diplomatic mission at least three weeks before departure.

When entering from Hong Kong, a negative Covid-19 test from a recognized laboratory in Hong Kong must also be presented, which must not be older than 72 hours upon arrival. In addition, a health declaration must be completed.

All persons arriving from abroad, regardless of their nationality, will be at the first place of arrival Tested for Covid-19t and one quarantine for at least 14 days in central facilities subject. The province of the inner-Chinese destination may provide different regulations, such as additional quarantine times following the above period or the option of home quarantine. Any costs incurred for quarantine, test and other measures must be borne by yourself.

Small children are usually placed with one parent. Children aged 14 and over can be accommodated in isolation from their parents. The quarantine conditions in the hotels, in particular the strict ban on leaving the room for a period of 2 weeks, are particularly stressful for children and the elderly.

People with cured Covid-19 disease Despite negative PCR and IgM antibody tests and a green QR code, they are immediately placed in hospital quarantine for several weeks upon entry and subjected to extensive examinations. This can also affect people who, due to a undetected disease from Covid-19 still show antibodies.

The same can apply to people who entered the country on the same flight as a person who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, for example. Medical measures on the Chinese side are invasive and often include blood samples, some of which are taken on a daily basis Computed tomography recordings.

The regular central quarantine with further tests can only be started when the treatment centers assume a recovery. If there is renewed suspicion, they are immediately transferred back to hospital isolation.

Incorrect information about the state of health can be prosecuted. Further infection law measures for movements of foreigners within China are handled very differently and inconsistently in the provinces, cities, urban and residential districts; they are regularly subject to short-term changes and adjustments.

Costa Rica: high risk area

There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is meanwhile very badly affected by COVID-19. Nationwide, the number of new infections is now more than 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Costa Rica is considered Area with a particularly high risk of infection (high incidence area) is classified.

Entry: Entry by air is possible for all nationalities regardless of the place of departure or previous stays in third countries basically allowed. The prerequisite is that the "Pase de Salud" health form has been completed online in advance. Upon entry is the received QR code for this form to be submitted.

Proof of a current Costa Rican requirements is also required Health insurance, which also covers the case of Covid 19 disease, to be submitted in English or Spanish. Strict hygiene protocols must be observed at the airport.

The Entry by land is again possible for everyone since April 5th. The previous automatic order to quarantine at home for 14 days (orden sanitaria) will be abolished at the same time. The same requirements apply as for entry by air.

For tourists already staying in the country, the regulation that only allows a visa-free stay for up to 90 days has been suspended. Since the 17thTourists who entered the country on December 1st, 2019, the permitted stay is extended up to and including June 1st, 2021. The prerequisite for the extension is the existence of a valid travel health insurance, which must be sent by e-mail to: [email protected]

Transit and onward travel: It is possible to travel through by land.

Curacao: high risk area

You are warned against unnecessary tourist trips to Curacao due to the very high number of infections.

Nationwide, the number of new infections exceeds 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Curacao is considered Area with a particularly high risk of infection (high incidence area) is classified.

Entry: As of April 20, all travelers arriving from a high risk country (including the Netherlands) and who have not been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 6 months have to go to a local laboratory on the third day of their stay in Curaçao Perform antigen test to let.

In Curaçao, the main focus is currently on reducing the number of infections on the island. At the same time, work continues to keep visiting the island safe for visitors and locals alike. This also includes performing a Antigen tests on the third day of the stay. This obligation applies to all travelers and is therefore one Supplement to the obligatory PCR testwhich must be carried out in an official laboratory within 72 hours prior to departure for Curaçao.

For travelers, making an appointment for the antigen test is part of filling out the passenger location card and is automatically the last step in the registration process On, travelers also fill out a passenger location card within 48 hours of departure and upload the negative test result of the PCR test that was carried out before departure.

Dominican Republic: all clear

Unnecessary tourist trips to the Dominican Republic are discouraged, but no longer warned.

The Dominican Republic is Still affected by Covid-19. However, the number of new infections has fallen and falls below 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why the Dominican Republic is no longer classified as a risk area.

Entry: Entry from Germany is subject to certain conditions at least possible. All travelers must fill out a standardized electronic form ('e-ticket') for entry and exit purposes. The Dominican migration authority provides additional information.

When entering the airport, a temperature measurement is carried out, including random breath tests. Travelers are obliged to participate in these procedures. Alternatively, a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours, can be presented upon entry. People who tested positive must leave their contact details and go into quarantine. The Ministry of Health has set up isolation wards for this purpose.

Dubai: see United Arab Emirates

Unnecessary tourist trips to Hong Kong are currently discouraged due to ongoing entry restrictions.

Hong Kong has hardly been affected by Covid-19 so far.

Entry into Hong Kong is for people without permanent residence permits not possible. Persons with a residence permit who are returning from abroad must register for a mandatory 21-day quarantine which must be stayed in a hotel designated by the Hong Kong government.

When you arrive in Hong Kong there is a Hotel reservation in English or Chinese to be presented for at least 21 days from the date of arrival. In addition, travelers must sign up for a Saliva test at the "Temporary Specimen Collection Center" (TSCC) of the Department of Health. The test result has to be awaited at the airport.

When entering the country in the late afternoon or evening, travelers will be accommodated in a hotel provided by the state until the test result is available. If you want, you can stay at the TSCC during the night and wait for the result there.

If the test result is positive, inpatient accommodation in the hospital will be arranged. Germany is classified by the Hong Kong authorities as a high-risk country in the list of countries. In addition to the hotel reservation, a negative PCR test must be submitted together with a confirmation that the laboratory is certified according to ISO 15189 or recognized by the German authorities.

Further details on the additional documents required upon entry as well as information on the list of ISO 15189 certified laboratories are published on the website of the Consulate General Hong Kong. For more information on Hong Kong entry requirements, please visit the Hong Kong Government website.

Transit via Hong Kong to enter mainland China is currently not permitted.

Transit from mainland China via Hong Kong is possible provided the Onward flight with the same airline takes place, a boarding pass for the connecting flight is available and the baggage has been checked through to the final destination. The connecting flight must be made within 24 hours. There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to India.

Due to the current Overload of the Indian health system iAccess to intensive medical care is severely restricted in many places. Germans living in India, especially if they do not yet have a Covid 19 vaccination, should consider temporarily returning to Germany until the medical care situation has stabilized.

India is particularly badly affected by Covid-19, the Indian health system is overloaded. New, more contagious variants of Covid-19 were also found there. which is why India as Area with a particularly high risk of infection (virus variant area) is classified.

Due to the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance of January 13, 2021, travelers from India to Germany must, in addition to the existing registration and quarantine requirements, also carry proof of a negative Covid-19 test in German or English (at check-in / boarding).

The Coronavirus Protection Ordinance of January 29, 2021 also bans cross-border rail, bus, ship and air transport for people from India to Germany.

Entry: Airlines flying to India are only allowed to pass passengers on presentation of a negative PCR tests (maximum 72 hours old). Before starting the journey, it is mandatory to fill out a self-declaration form in which the negative PCR test result is to be uploaded. A printout of the registration and a copy of your passport should be carried with you.

The use of the "Aarogya Setu" Covid-19 tracking app is mandatory. Current information on entry modalities, test and quarantine regulations can be found on the website of New Delhi Airport.

After entry there is a at the airport another chargeable Covid-19 test perform. Transit passengers are not allowed to leave the arrivals area until the test result has been received, which can take a few hours.

The Maharashtra state has a 14-day mandatory quarantine for travelers from the EU, Great Britain and the Middle East, some of which are usually to be spent in a state institution.

The commercial international tourist traffic is currently prohibited in principle. Tourist entries remain prohibited until further notice; E-visas and visas for tourist purposes that have already been issued are suspended. Visas of the remaining categories that were previously suspended are valid again. Entry by water and air for other travel purposes should be possible again, provided that the validity of already issued visas has not expired or the corresponding visas have been newly issued.

Entry by land is still not possible. Visas from Germans who have already entered India remain valid. A visa extension for Germans who are already in the country must be applied for online via the locally responsible Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO); a personal interview with the FRROs is not necessary.

According to the FRROs, extensions of tourist visas should be granted free of charge; If you leave the country up to 30 days after the re-admission of commercial international travel, a fine for "overstay" is waived.

The FRROs are now starting to extend tourist visas only in the form of an "Exit Permit", within the validity period of which you have to leave India.

Traveling through and onward by land is not possible due to the closure of the borders with neighboring countries. Unnecessary tourist trips to Japan are currently discouraged due to ongoing entry restrictions.

Entry: There is an entry ban for third-country nationals. Non-Japanese nationals who have stayed in a risk country in the 14 days prior to their planned entry into Japan are generally not permitted to enter Japan.

Foreign nationals with "residence" status in Japan and a valid re-entry permit are exempt under certain conditions. Information on this is available from the Japanese embassy in Berlin.

The visa exemption is suspended for German citizens. The possibility of applying for a visa for business trips, study visits and medium and long-term stays (with Certificate of Eligibility) and entry with such a visa has also been suspended by the Japanese government until further notice. The Japanese embassy in Berlin offers more information.

There are also strict quarantine rules to be observed. Since March 5th, people arriving from a country in which infections with virus variants have been confirmed (including Germany), even if they submit a negative PCR test, have been accommodated in accommodation specified by the quarantine authorities for an initial period of three Days. Another Covid-19 test is then usually carried out.

If the test result is negative, it is possible to spend the remainder of the 14-day quarantine in your own apartment or in a self-organized accommodation. This also applies to Japanese nationals and holders of a permanent residence permit.

Transit and onward travel: Transit from third countries via Japanese airports is possible as long as the airport does not have to be left. Travel connections There are still commercial flights from Japan to Germany. Transit from third countries via Japanese airports is possible, unless you have to leave the airport. You are warned against unnecessary tourist trips to Canada.

Canada is meanwhile severely affected by COVID-19 and is therefore classified as a risk area.

Entry: There is currently one for Canada Entry ban.

Exceptions to this are Canadian nationals and persons with permanent residence status as well as their immediate family members (spouses, life partners, parents and children), who, based on experience, have to prove the family relationship by means of meaningful documents when boarding a flight to Canada. The Canadian government provides an overview of, among other things, whether and under what conditions an entry for visiting purposes for family members is possible.

People who enter the country for the purpose of employment or study with a valid work or study permit are also exempt from the entry ban. You can check here whether entry into Canada is possible in individual cases.

All travelers over the age of five, regardless of their nationality, must contact the airline concerned or, if arriving by land, the border officials negative PCR test result present, which must not be older than 72 hours before the planned departure (or in the case of entry by land before the expected entry). Travelers who have a positive test result from which the sample was taken between 14 and 90 days prior to entry also meet the test requirements prior to entry.

All travelers must also register at the respective international airport when entering the country or at the border crossing when arriving by land subject to a PCR test. They then usually have to go to a hotel approved by the Canadian government for three days or until the test result is available. The rest of 14-day quarantine must, also with another negative PCR test resultto be spent at the travel destination.

Towards the end of the quarantine, all travelers must have one provided by the Canadian government Covid-19 rapid test as a self-test. Failure to comply can result in fines and imprisonment.

The Government of Canada has extensive information on travel restrictions, exceptions and notices of conduct.

Before entering the country, all entrants must register via the ArriveCAN app and provide precise contact information for their mandatory 14-day quarantine plan on or before entering the country. Use of the app is binding. The Canadian authorities are monitoring compliance with quarantine regulations.

Transit and onward travel: The transit through Canada is possible to a limited extentif the regulations of the third or destination country permit entry there. Those passing through, including German citizens, need an electronic travel authorization (eTA), which they should apply for before booking a flight.

For international transit, the transit area must not be left during the transfer and, for example, a change of terminal at the same airport must not be necessary. The Canadian government has extensive information on transit. All travelers aged five and over, regardless of their nationality, must prove a negative PCR test result to the airline concerned when boarding the flight to Canada.

The PCR test result required by the Ministry of Transport must not be more than 72 hours before the planned departure. The common border between Canada and the USA has been largely closed since the end of March 2020. Only absolutely necessary border crossings are allowed, Canadian and US citizens should be able to travel home. The traffic relevant to important supply chains should also not be impaired. There are warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to Cuba due to the high number of infections.

Cuba is from COVID-19 affected. Nationwide, the incidence is more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Cuba is classified as a risk area.

Entry: On entry is a negative PCR test is mandatory to be presented in paper form in English or Spanish from the home country, which must not be older than 72 hours upon departure (start of travel) and must be issued by a certified laboratory.

All travelers must register at the airport upon arrival in Cuba further mandatory PCR test undergo. In addition, a declaration of health must be submitted at the airport. For travelers who enter for tourist purposes and have a reservation in a licensed hotel, there is then the obligation to remain until they receive the negative test result staying in the hotel.

For travelers who did not plan to stay in a hotel designed for package tours, but in a "Casa Particular" or any private accommodation, the following rules apply: Immediately after entry there is a Separation obligation in a paid hotel assigned by the Cuban authoritiesl until another negative test result is received. The new test is usually carried out on the fifth day after entry. The test result should be available after one to two days. Delays in individual cases cannot be ruled out. Accommodation costs may vary depending on the hotel. The regulations also apply to people residing in Cuba.

In the event of a positive result, an inpatient admission and isolation in a hospital or state hotel must be carried out for at least eight days be expected. The quarantine facilities are only aimed at ensuring medical necessities and are in any case chargeable. Payment must be made by credit card, payment in cash is not possible.

Accompanying relatives of people who tested positive and who tested negative themselves must stay in the booked hotel room until a second negative test result is available. The second test is carried out on the seventh day after entry. The test result is available on the eighth day at the earliest.

Also immigrants who vaccinated have to do a PCR test before departure and upon arrival and go to quarantine upon arrival.The Cuban authorities regularly adapt the entry requirements to the current epidemiological conditions. These can therefore be subject to changes at short notice.

Transit and onward travel: One Passing through Cuba is possible within the framework of the current regulations and available flight connections.

Maldives: high risk area

There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to the Maldives.

The Maldives are very badly affected by COVID-19. Nationwide, the number of new infections is now more than 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why the Maldives as an area with a particularly high risk of infection (high incidence area) are classified.

Entry: Entry to the Maldives is for tourists with a Booking confirmation at a resort possible for the entire duration of the stay. Visas are issued free of charge upon entry.

Furthermore, travelers must enter the country upon entry negative PCR test result submit. The swab may have been taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. Children under one year of age are exempt from the test.

In addition, it is mandatory to submit an electronic entry declaration, which must be completed on the website of the Maldivian border authorities before departure. Temperature measurements are taken upon entry. Travelers with COVID-19 symptoms must undergo a PCR test at the airport for a fee. In addition, you can random, free tests be performed.

People who tested positive spend the necessary quarantine, depending on their state of health in the resort or in a quarantine facility of the Maldivian government. The quarantine lasts at least three days for people without symptoms and 14 days for people with symptoms. The costs for treatment, quarantine and tests can be transferred from the resort to the guest in accordance with the applicable regulations.

The Maldivian government recommends that travelers use the local Trace Ekee tracing app.

Morocco: airports and ports close

There are still warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to Morocco.

Morocco is badly affected by Covid-19 and is therefore still classified as a risk area.

Entry: Travelers from Germany will (regardless of nationality) the Entry to Morocco denied. This means that it is no longer possible to enter Morocco with transit flights or via third countries. All regulations for entry into Morocco that were previously valid for travelers from Germany are no longer in force.

The airspace to Morocco is still there basically blocked, the ferry service stopped. The border crossings in Ceuta and Melilla are closed, an opening is not in sight. The land border with Algeria is closed, so entry and exit from Morocco is currently only possible under special conditions with special flights as transfer connections via a few non-European destinations.

Mauritius: entry ban

Unnecessary tourist trips to Mauritius are currently being canceled due to ongoing entry restrictions and quarantine measures advised against.

Mauritius has been from Covid-19 so far less affected, is currently seeing an increase in the number of infections.

Entry: Entry into Mauritius is not permitted until at least May 15, 2021.

Further information is available from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA). You are warned against unnecessary tourist trips to Namibia.

The number of Covid-19 cases tested positive in Namibia is high. The country is therefore classified as a risk area.

Entry: Entry is fundamental on the airway via Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek and Walvis Bay Airport. South Africa has reopened its land borders with Namibia. Entry by land from Botswana is possible via the border crossings Ngoma, Mohembo Mamuno and Impalila Island, as is entry from Zambia via Katima Mulilo.

Entrants, with the exception of Namibian citizens, must have a negative PCR test or a negative antigen test (AgRDT) must be submitted no older than seven days (168 hours from the smear test) and issued by a laboratory certified in the country of departure. Children under the age of five are exempt.

Even travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 are required to submit a negative PCR test upon entry. Only Namibian nationals are allowed to enter the country without a PCR test or with a positive PCR test result. After entry, a applies to this group of people PCR test and a seven-day quarantine at your own expense.

Tourists and visitors must have one firmly booked travel program submit as well two health forms, which can be found on the Internet portal of the Namibian Tourism Association. Furthermore, proof of a Travel health insurance that covers the treatment costs in the event of a Covid 19 disease.

Special regulations may apply in international border traffic for flight and ship personnel, humanitarian aid personnel, service providers in the essential service or goods area, as well as personnel in cross-border transport operations. The entry requirements must be clarified with the responsible Namibian authorities.

Namibia does not impose any test obligation for outgoing tourists. Tourists are encouraged to consult their destination countries in this regard. The private laboratories Pathcare Namibia with online appointment booking system and OSH-Med International with their accredited laboratories offer tests for tourists before departure for a fee.

New Zealand: Entry prohibited

Unnecessary tourist trips to New Zealand are currently not recommended due to ongoing entry restrictions.

New Zealand so far is proportionate to Covid-19 little affected. There are currently less than 50 active cases, with a regional focus on Greater Auckland.

Entry into New Zealand is prohibited until further notice. The only exceptions are New Zealand nationals and permanent residents. In all other cases, a so-called border exception from the immigration authorities must be present for entry.

All exceptional travelers are obliged to register after entering a 14-day quarantine to be issued, which currently has to be completed directly in the vicinity of the entry airport in designated facilities. The newly created is mandatory for all travelers "Managed Isolation Allocation System". After that, a Voucher as proof of a confirmed place purchased in a government quarantine facility, which must be proven to the airline prior to departure; otherwise the flight cannot be taken.

The vouchers can be purchased online via the "Management Isolation Allocation System". In addition to the two mandatory Covid-19 tests during the ordered quarantine, a Covid-19 test will be carried out upon entry. The only exceptions are those arriving from Australia, the Antarctic or the Pacific Islands.

Since January 25th, all travelers (including those in transit) are required to Submission of a negative Covid-19 testno more than 72 hours ago. The 72 hours refer to the period before the departure of the direct flight to New Zealand, which means that transit times must be included. If they are not presented, fines will be charged.

Russia: Entry possible again

There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to the Russian Federation.

Russia is Badly affected by Covid-19 nationwide. Regional focuses are Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia is still classified as a risk area.

Entry: The entry of foreigners to Russia is basically restricted. The responsible Russian diplomatic mission abroad can provide more information.

At arrival by direct flight from Germany and certain other countries, including Finland, Greece and Switzerland, and with a valid visa, entry is for German nationals as well as for citizens of other countries who have a permanent residence permit for Germany or another document that demonstrates their right to permanent residence in Germany certified (original submission required), and permitted for diplomats and service passport holders.

Entry by other means, in particular across the land border and by air from other countries, is only permitted for accredited employees of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of foreign countries, and their family members, drivers in international motor traffic, the crews of aircraft, sea and inland vessels, train personnel in international rail traffic, employees of the courier service between governments and members of official delegations, as well as persons with diplomatic, official or regular private visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative.

Persons who enter the country as family members (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents or children), guardians or carers of Russian citizens with identity documents recognized in this capacity with visas, persons who come for medical treatment and persons who have permanent residence in the Russian Federation. Even technicians who want to enter the country for the commissioning and maintenance of systems manufactured abroad are not subject to the entry ban. Highly qualified specialists with a work permit and their family members can re-enter.

The website of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow provides further information on the approval procedure required for these two groups.

Foreigners have to provide proof of one when boarding a plane destined for Russia, even if they only want to travel through in transit negative PCR test provide. The test result must not have been determined earlier than three calendar days before the departure of the aircraft and must be printed out in Russian or English.

Foreigners can enter the Russian airport randomly for COVID-19 tests be committed. For other types of entry, the test must be carried out within three days of arrival and self-isolation at the place of residence or residence must be observed until the negative test result is received.

Non-Russian nationals who are too Commercial purposes Entering Russia are obliged to self-isolate in the apartment for 14 days afterwards. This also applies to people who live in the same household. Travel across the land border of the Russian Federation, including the border to Belarus, is restricted for travelers.

Germans are generally allowed to travel to Germany through Estonia, Finland, Lithuania and Poland in transit with their own vehicle or organized collective transport. The land border between Latvia and Russia is currently closed. In individual cases, foreigners with a permanent residence permit in Russia were refused permission to cross the Russian land border.

Transit: The immediate transit in international air traffic without entry into the Russian Federation (airport transit) is permitted. Here too, travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test provide. The test result must not have been determined earlier than three calendar days prior to the departure of the aircraft and must be printed out in Russian or English. In addition, the entry requirements of the destination country must also be met. The maximum length of stay in the transit area is 24 hours.

Seychelles: high risk area

You are warned against unnecessary tourist trips to the Seychelles.

The Seychelles are very badly affected by Covid-19. The number of new infections exceeds 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for seven days, which is why the Seychelles as Area with a particularly high risk of infection (high incidence area) are classified.

Entry: A PCR test must be presented that must not be older than 72 hours at the time of departure. A Travel Health Authorization must be applied for prior to departure via the official website of the Seychelles government or the mobile app. For this, a passport, passport photo, contact details, flight details, proof of approved accommodation, negative PCR test result and credit or bank card are required as well as the Vaccination certificate or one Health insurance, which covers COVID-19 diseases. Processing takes up to six hours.

The fee is $ 50. In emergencies and urgent cases, an express application will be processed for an express surcharge of 90 USD. Upon entry, a health check carried out. Special rules apply to foreign workers (Gainful Occupation Permits, GOP) and Germans residing in the Seychelles.

Special rules also apply to entry by private plane and by sea. A special entry form must be completed for this purpose. Transit and onward travel Airport transit from high-risk areas is possible as long as the airport is not left.

COVID-19 tests for onward travel are available for a fee at test centers on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue by appointment at least one week in advance (by e-mail [email protected] or by phone at +248 4388410), and also at the following Facilities:
- Dr. Jivan's (Tel 4324008) - Antigen test
- EuroMedical (Tel 4324999, 2715763) - PCR and antigen test
- Seychelles Medical Services - PCR test and antigen test
- Futurecare (Tel 4225252, 2593593) - PCR and antigen test
- Victoria Health Center (Tel 2441880 and 2511959) - Antigen test

Singapore: Severely restricted

Unnecessary, tourist trips to Singapore are currently being canceled due to ongoing entry restrictions advised against.

Singapore is so far from Covid-19 moderately affected.

Entry: Entry into Singapore is still subject severe restrictions.

Entry into Singapore is still subject to severe restrictions. Owner of Permanent residence permits (Permanent residents) are allowed to enter. Holders of long-term residence permits may enter the country with prior approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

The responsibility, partly also of other authorities, depends on the type of residence permit. Entry for visiting purposes must also be applied for in advance. Details can be found on the ICA's "Safe Travel" website.

The so-called “Reciprocal Green Lane” for official visitors or business travelers from Germany has been temporarily suspended.

All travelers must complete a health declaration online before starting their journey. Upon entry, a PCR test carried out. This must be booked and paid for before entering the country. After entering the country, a 14-day quarantine, from May 8, 2021 a 21-day quarantine (Stay Home notice, SHN) must be respected, on day 14 and at the end two further mandatory PCR tests be carried out at the expense of the traveler.

The quarantine is in special paid SHN facilities ("Dedicated facilities"), the costs are to be borne by the traveler.

Transit and onward travel: Transit is currently only possible on selected routes operated by Singapore Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM and Swiss, among others.
Due to the increasing number of infections, there are warnings against tourist trips to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is more affected by COVID-19 again. The number of new infections is more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Sri Lanka is classified as a risk area.

Entry: The airports in Colombo and Mattala are restricted to the entry of international passengers. All visas must be applied for online via the Immigration Service's Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) portal prior to entry. The requirement for the issuing of tourist visas is confirmed booking in a "Safe and Secure Level 1" certified hotel for the first 14 days of stay.

In addition, the traveler must have a "Safe and Secure Level 1" certified hotel Sri Lankan COVID-19 Insurance to lock. The insurance reference number must be given when applying for the ETA visa. All travelers must present a negative PCR test in English upon entry. The swab may have been taken a maximum of 96 hours before departure. Any deviating specifications of the airline must be observed.

Upon entry, a health declaration (“Health Declaration Form”) must be presented to the airport's “Airport Health Office”. A further PCR test is mandatory for all travelers over the age of 12 upon arrival at the hotel. The cost of this is to be paid by the traveler via the ETA portal.Children under 2 years of age are exempt from the test requirement in Sri Lanka; special regulations apply to children between 2 and 12 years of age.

Further information is available on the website of the Sri Lankan Tourism Authority and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health.

Transit and onward travel: Transit through Sri Lanka is currently not possible.

South Africa: mutation area

There are currently warnings against unnecessary tourist trips to South Africa.

South Africa is severely affected by Covid-19. However, the number of cases has recently dropped significantly. Regional focal points are the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

In December 2020 a new virus variant with a higher infection potential discovered in South Africa, which now accounts for a large part of new infections. Because of the variant that has occurred, South Africa is classified as Area with a particularly high risk of infection (virus variant area) classified.

Due to the coronavirus entry regulation, travelers from South Africa to Germany must, in addition to the existing registration obligation and basic quarantine obligation, also provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 tests Carry it in German or English (by plane at check-in / boarding).

Due to the Coronavirus Protection Ordinance, there is also a ban on cross-border rail, bus, ship and air traffic for people from South Africa to Germany.

Entry: All travelers over five years of age must have a negative Covid-19 test that meets the requirements of the WHO and must not be older than 72 hours at the time of departure. Travelers who enter the country without such a test certificate must register at their own expense immediately upon arrival Undergo antigen test and in the event of a positive test result, go into a 10-day quarantine.

When checking the requirements for passengers to take passengers on their way to South Africa, airlines rely on the requirements of the South African Civil Aviation Authority and experience has shown that all of them require evidence of negative PCR tests.

The use of a web-based travel health questionnaire via the platform COVID SA Travel System is mandatory. Travelers must fill out the questionnaire online two days before the start of the trip at the earliest and receive an identification number that must be presented to the health authorities on entry or exit. Experience has shown that the airlines also distribute printed blank questionnaires, which - fully completed - have been accepted as an alternative up to now.

All travelers are also expected to have the "COVID Alert South Africa" ​​mobile app installed on their mobile phones and to have travel health insurance and their own Proof of accommodation including address quarantine should be required. Airlines and immigration control points check compliance with these requirements. Foreign travel health insurance is no longer mandatory for entry, but it is still strongly recommended.

Transit and onward travel: The obligation to provide evidence of a negative PCR tests when entering South Africa also applies to the case of a planned transit. Proof of existing health insurance is not required, but it can facilitate a smooth transit.

Travel warnings also apply to the neighboring countries of South Africa. Entry and exit by land to and from South Africa are only allowed at 20 border crossings. Long handling times are to be expected there. All commercial sea ports are open.

South Korea: entry ban

Unnecessary tourist trips to Korea (South Korea) are currently not recommended due to ongoing entry restrictions.

The infection process in South Korea is on the move low level. Regional focal points are the capital Seoul and the surrounding province of Gyeonggi.

Entry: It is not possible for German citizens to enter South Korea without a visa. The previous regulation that tourists and business travelers can enter the country without a visa for stays of up to 90 days has been suspended until further notice. No visas are currently issued for tourist purposes. All holders of long-term residence permits (with the exception of A-1, A-2, A-3 and F-4 visas) who are resident in Korea must apply for a re-entry permit before leaving Korea (in urgent emergencies also exceptionally at Incheon Airport).

Without this permission, the "Alien Registration Card" becomes invalid and a new entry visa must be applied for.

To enter Korea, you must enter at the airport prior to departure negative PCR test results issued within 72 hours prior to departure. The original test result must be in English or Korean language be submitted. In the case of other languages, a certified translation must be enclosed. This rule applies to all travelers.

Exceptions are only made for children under six years of age and transit travelers who do not leave the international transit area. In principle, all passengers entering Korea are obliged to log into a 14-day quarantine at home to be issued (or, if you do not have a place of residence, to a chargeable one - around 150,000 KRW (converted 110 euros) per day, 2.1 million KRW for 14 days - provided quarantine location).

Travelers entering Korea for a long-term stay must contact the Korean authorities prior to travel clarify where the quarantine was spent can be. Students should contact the university in advance.

Furthermore, there is an obligation to enter a "Self Diagnosis" app or a "Self Quarantine Safety" app to the smartphone, by means of which, among other things, health data and whereabouts are transmitted to the Korean authorities up to a maximum of 14 days after entry.

People who visit the country briefly for an important business, humanitarian or academic reason are exempt from the self-quarantine obligation if they visit the respective Korean embassy in their country of origin before starting their journey "Isolation Exemption Certificate" have received. Further information is available from the Korean embassy in Berlin.

All entrants must sign a second Covid-19 test (depending on the duration of the test result, an overnight stay in a government-assigned facility can be expected). Exceptions apply to holders of the "Alien Registration Card". This group of people can carry out the second Covid-19 test within one day of arrival.

In addition, foreign nationals generally have to sign up for a another Covid-19 test before the end of the 14-day quarantinee (the local health authority decides on the need for further testing). Persons entering Korea with an "Isolation Exemption Certificate" and intending to stay in Korea for more than eight days are also required to do one between the fifth and seventh day additional fee-based PCR test to have carried out.

Foreigners have to pay all costs for treatment and meals in the hospital themselves.