Coronavirus pandemic The following applies to travellers as of 1 August

Special rules apply when travelling back to Germany: from 1 August, every returning traveller must be vaccinated, recovered or tested. What applies to high-risk and virus variant areas? The most important questions and answers at a glance.

A woman shows her negative coronavirus test certificate to a federal police officer at the airport.

Amended entry regulation: as of Sunday 1 August, all those entering Germany will be subject to a testing requirement.

Photo: picture alliance/dpa/Sommer

Before travelling within Germany

What do I need to know when travelling inside Germany?openMinimise

Before travelling abroad

Where can I find out about the rules in force at my destination?openMinimise

For the return journey to Germany

What do I need to know when travelling to Germany from another country?openMinimise

What do I need to know when travelling to Germany from a high-risk area?openMinimise

What do I need to know when travelling to Germany from a virus variant area?openMinimise

Going into quarantine when returning from a holiday – what do I need to know?openMinimise

Good to know: consumer tips for your travel planning

Can I cancel my holiday?openMinimise

Delayed or cancelled flights: am I entitled to compensation?openMinimise

What applies in the case of coach trips?openMinimise

What is the situation with cruises?openMinimise

Would travel cancellation insurance help?openMinimise

I commute across a border to work – what do I need to know?

These rules apply to cross-border commutersopenMinimise

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