Germany has removed the list of high-risk countries and applies new travel rules from March 3, 2022
German authorities have announced that all countries will be removed from its high-risk list from 3 March. In conclusion, Romania is no longer considered a high risk country COVID-19.
As of Thursday, March 3, 2022, no country / region will be considered a high-risk area, information confirmed by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). This means that all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, can now enter Germany without being subject to additional entry rules, such as pre-entry tests and quarantine requirements.
The German body responsible for disease prevention and control, RKI, explained that the country has decided to ease its travel rules, as the Omicron variant does not cause serious health implications, as the other variants have done.
"Classification as a high-risk area applies only to those areas where there is a high incidence in relation to the spread of virulence variants higher than the omicron variant. Therefore, there is no longer any identification of high risk areas due to the spread of the omicron variant. " added RKI.
According to the recently updated rules, from 3 March, all passengers in the European Union / Schengen area, as well as those in a safe third country, will be able to enter Germany without having to register or follow additional travel rules. entrance.
All they have to do is present a valid vaccination or recovery certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result.
Germany accepts all vaccination certificates proving that the holder has been completely vaccinated with one of the approved vaccine doses in the last 270 days. Those who have received a booster dose are also allowed unrestricted entry.
Recovery certificates are recognized as long as the document proves that the holder has been cured of the virus in the last 180 days. Regarding the negative test results, the authorities explained that Germany accepts PCR tests performed within 72 hours and rapid antigen tests 48 hours before arrival.
The requirement to present one of the above documents applies to all persons over the age of six.
"Entry from any other country for any purpose (including visits and tourism) is only possible for fully vaccinated persons", is shown in the statement of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.