COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-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. Proof of vaccination should meet requirements. This does not apply to those under 12. 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. Proof of recovery should meet requirements detailed here. This does not apply to those under 12. Non-vaccinated Travelers Negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test 48 hours before entry for travelers age 12 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. The test must meet the requirements. Airlines may require a negative test result even for transiting travelers remaining in the airport transit area. Quarantine Requirements No quarantine requirements apply.
ImmigrationConsular posts are offering limited services. Immigration offices are operating with limited services by prior arrangement Town halls are limited to emergency applications by prior appointment. Please check your town hall before visiting. 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 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 Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, New Zealand, and South Korea (travelers must have lived in their residence country in the past 6 months). Mainland China will be added to the list once mutual possibility of entry is established; 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.
Home SearchServices currently offered include:
• Lease checks
• Check in/out
• 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
• Germany is removing all countries currently on its list of “high-risk areas” as part of a rethink of its coronavirus travel rules that will take effect on Thursday. Germany entered the second step of its Covid relaxation plan on March 4th, reopening restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels to unvaccinated people. Unvaccinated people can visit a restaurant or similar venue with a negative Covid test under the 3G rule. Nightclubs and discos are also allowed to reopen their doors with the 2G-plus rule as of Friday. In Berlin, however, even people who’ve had their booster shot have to show a negative Covid test.
•Face masks are mandatory on public transport.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• 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.
• Trucking capacity available.
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.