Date Updated

01/19/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • No COVID-19 test required for fully vaccinated or recovered travelers.

    • Fully vaccinated travelers carry a vaccination certificate confirming full vaccination, 14 days after the single or final dose of a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine; mentioning personal data (name and date of birth), vaccination date and number, vaccine name, disease name, administering agency (name and address), and written or electronic confirmation (with electronic signature or seal); and should be issued in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.

    • Recovered travelers carry a positive COVID-19 nucleic acid test (PCR, PoCPCR or other nucleic acid amplification test methods), completed 28-90 days before entry, issued in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. The test result should contain personal data (name and date of birth, address), and written or electronic confirmation (with electronic signature or seal). Travelers can carry an (EU) Digital COVID Certificate to demonstrate recovery. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR or PoC-PCR test result completed no more than 48 hours before entry for travelers aged 6 and over from ‘high risk areas’ (including those who stayed in such areas in the 10 days preceding entry); negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test 48 hours before entry for other travelers aged 6 and over.
    - The negative test result or corresponding medical certificate must be provided on paper or in an electronic document; in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
    - Airlines may require a negative test result even for transiting travelers remaining in the airport transit area. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • No quarantine requirements currently apply. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • 10-day home quarantine for travelers who visited ‘high incidence areas’ or ‘risk areas’ in the 10 days before entry.
    - Travelers can reduce quarantine duration by completing a COVID-19 test after five days of quarantine and can cease quarantine if testing negative. The test results must be kept for 10 days and, upon request, must be provided to German authorities.


  • • Consular posts are offering limited services.

    • Immigration offices are operating with limited services by prior arrangement. Travel Restrictions

    • Entry is permitted for travelers from EU/Schengen Area countries, regardless of nationality or purpose of travel.

    • Entry from other countries is allowed for:
    - Fully vaccinated travelers, fully vaccinated at least 14 days before entry and carrying an accepted vaccine certificate (as detailed below);
    - German nationals and residents, and their family members;
    - Partners of German residents, carrying a written invitation; a copy of their partner’s identity document; and a declaration and proof of their relationship;
    - EU/Schengen Area/UK nationals and their family members;
    - EU long-term residence permit holders and those holding other types of EU or national residence permits (excluding newly approved permits, unless greenlisted as highly qualified);
    - Residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay (Mainland China remains pending reciprocity);
    - Skilled and highly qualified employees whose activities are economically necessary and cannot be postponed or performed from abroad (including eligible business trips and travelers with newly approved EU Blue Cards, Intra-Company Cards and Specialist Permits); and
    - Healthcare, transport and seasonal workers; students; family members traveling for family reunification or imperative family reasons; among limited other exceptions.
  • Services currently offered include:

    • Virtual

    • Lease checks

    • Check in/out

    • Negotiations

    • Timelines

    • Viewing are at the landlord's discretions due to social distancing regulations the viewings might be limited to the landlord only, without a consultant present.

    • Please maintain 1.5m distance during handovers and viewings and refrain from shaking hands.


  • • Temporary accommodations are open, with restrictions regarding gatherings in dining halls, etc.

    • Hotels have reopened as of 29 May, with hygiene regulations in place for shared areas.


  • • Masks are mandatory for teachers who haven't been vaccinated


  • • Curfew is lifted as of June 20, 2021.
    - Reopening of cafes and restaurants (up to six people per table) ; sports halls, exhibitions and fairs for up to 5,000 people subject to health pass. Opening of borders to foreign tourists with health pass. Gathering of less than 1000 people authorized; teleworking recommended but not mandatory. Discos and clubs reopened their doors July 9th for those can present a valid health pass that have been vaccinated with two doses and at least one week after the second dose and capacity of occupants will be limited to 75%.


  • •Face masks are mandatory on public transport.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Normal service at present; some reduced capacity on certain routes; still high rates.
    • Sea: Some shortage of capacity to Eastbound; rate increase applying; lack of containers and overbooked sailing entering many times to demurrage at origin.

    Road Availability
    • Trucking capacity available.

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Entry Prohibited

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