US To Germany Travel Restrictions, Flights News & Travel Ban In 2021 – Advisory & Requirements

This page was last updated on 03 November, 2021.


At a Glance

Most travelers from United States are allowed to enter Germany, but there are restrictions.
Source: German Government

Germany: Open for Travel

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Germany.

Source: German Government

Quarantine may be required

Quarantine may be required for vaccinated travelers
Vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries can be exempted from quarantine unless they have spent time in a designated area of variants of concern in the past 10 days before travel.

The list of designated areas of variants of concern is regularly updated and can be found in the source.

Details and Exemptions:For more details regarding traveling with children, depending on age and vaccination status, please check the source.
Source: Designated International Risk Areas

COVID-19 test not required

No proof of negative COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to Germany.

Details and Exemptions:Children under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated if they are traveling with a parent who is fully vaccinated.

For more details, please see the source.
Source: German Ministry of the Interior

Masks are required

Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks on public transport, airports and in shops. Distancing rules must be respected and travelers must cover their faces using a surgical mask or FFP2 (or similar) mask.

Source: German Ministry of the Interior

Required Documents for your Trip

Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate in paper or digital form. Proof of vaccination must be in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Travelers must have received their last vaccine dose required no less than 14 days before the travel date. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer/Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, and AstraZeneca.

Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 will be considered fully vaccinated after receiving a single dose of the above-accepted vaccines. Travelers must show proof that they were infected with COVID-19 prior to being vaccinated.

Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

This requirement does not apply to:
-Travelers under the age of 12.

Details and Exemptions:Travelers coming from risk areas must upload their negative test results, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery a maximum of 48 hours before arrival via the Digital Registration on Entry travel portal.

Source: German Ministry of Health
Document: Explore EU Digital COVID Certificate
Document: See approved vaccines
Mandatory pre-registration form
Travelers from selected countries must fill out a digital entry registration form a maximum of 3 days before arrival and carry their confirmation during travel.

Travelers are recommended to submit their proof of vaccination/testing/recovery via the online portal before arrival to avoid quarantine.

Source: German Ministry of Health
Document: Complete online
Document: Download PDF

Optional Documents for your Trip

Health pass may be required for indoor activities
Travelers may be required to provide proof of vaccination, immunization, or negative COVID-19 test when visiting hospitals, nursing and care homes, and assisted living facilities for the disabled, as well as for access to indoor cafés and restaurants and at indoor events and celebrations, for personal care services, indoor sports and overnight accommodation.

These documents are required in districts with COVID-19 incidence rates of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants during the past 7 days.

Source: German Government