Germany eases entry for fully vaccinated persons

Entries by travellers from outside of the EU will be allowed by June 25

Luke Littlefield /

From 25 June 2021, the German Federal Government will allow entry of fully vaccinated travellers from countries outside of the European Union. Fourteen days after they received their last required vaccine dose, they may enter Germany for any valid purpose – e.g. as a tourist or to visit family and friends – provided that they meet the general requirements of residence law.

However, travellers need to have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut to benefit from the eased restrictions. Currently, only vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are recognised. More vaccines that offer a similar level of protection will be added to the list as soon as the necessary evaluations are completed.

Entering Germany from virus variant areas of concern is still not permitted. The rules of the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung), including the ban on transport from areas of variants of concern, continue to apply in full.

By allowing entry of travellers who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival, the Federal Government is implementing the amended Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of the Council of the European Union.

More information, in particular about the requirements for proof of vaccination, is available on the BMI website.