The German government has announced that the country will continue to apply relaxed entry rules for all travellers until 31 January. Through one of its most recent press releases, the government said that all incoming travellers would continue to be permitted restriction-free entry into the country as the authorities have decided to extend the Coronavirus entry regulation.
This means that until 31 January, everyone can enter Germany without having to present a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate, this has been informed through a news report in Schengen Visa.
“Entry into Germany will remain uncomplicated until 31 January 2023: Anyone entering Germany does not have to prove that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, have recovered from it or have been tested,” the statement of the government reads.
Despite announcing that relaxed entry rules will apply until 31 January, the government emphasised that the existing strict registration, proof, and quarantine regulations will remain in force for travellers from virus variant areas. However, since there is currently no country on Germany’s virus variant list, everyone is permitted restriction-free entry even if they do not hold a vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.
While Germany will continue to keep in place relaxed entry restrictions, the country decided earlier this month to start applying new nationwide COVID protection measures from 1 October. The German Bundestag approved a proposal of the Ministry of Health on 8 September. It has been explained that the package of requirements aims to prepare and protect Germany from the further spread of the Coronavirus infection cases as the country moves into autumn and winter.