What you’ll need to know before travelling to Germany from Australia during COVID-19
The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Germany.
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Right now though, travel is quite restricted so if you're considering a trip from Australia there are a few things to know before you hit the "book" button.
Can I travel from Australia to Germany?Germany's borders are open to Australian travellers arriving from EU member states, the Schengen area and Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Korea or Thailand. including Australia. However, due to the pandemic, travel within the country for anyone, including Aussies, is limited to essential purposes only.
Australians are also allowed to enter from anywhere if they are a German citizen, resident or family member of EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries.
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Getting to Germany and travelling around once there
Which entry points in Germany are open to travellers from Australia?Germany has multiple points of entry, and the following are accepting international travellers from Australia:
- Open Borders: Most land borders are open as normal. However the Czech Republic, Austria and Norway borders have temporary border controls in place.
- Open Airports: Major international airports including Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport and Berlin Brandenburg Airport are open.
As a traveller from Australia, can I travel anywhere once I'm in Germany?Yes, once in Germany, Australians are free to travel anywhere.
What's open in Germany?
Can I cruise to or around Germany?Leisure and luxury cruises from Australia and Germany are currently suspended.
While there's no set date for cruises to return, some of the earliest itineraries Australians can book are in mid-2022.
What are the entry requirements for Germany coming from Australia?
Do I need a permit to enter Germany?You do not need a permit to enter Germany from Australia. However, if you're Australian and are travelling from a high-risk, high incident or virus variant area, you must complete this Digital Registration on entry and agree to stay in quarantine for 10 days.
Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?Proof of a vaccine is not required for Aussies to enter Germany.
Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing Germany?Proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test taken no less than 48 hours prior to entry from Australia is required if you have spent the last 10 days in a high incident, high risk or virus variant area.
Frequently asked questions about travelling from Australia to Germany:
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