The German Ministry of Health has amended the current rules for vaccination against coronavirus with one-component Johnson & Johnson. Citizens who received two doses of J&J or one as a booster are now considered fully vaccinated. Relevant information is published on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, where a list of drugs for COVID-19 taken to enter the country without quarantine is being compiled.
In this case, the entire course of immunization must be completed. If it was conducted by one J&J component, then it will not be considered completed. Thus, citizens who have been vaccinated by Johnson & Johnson need to be vaccinated again after a few weeks. You can also use J&J as a booster after two doses of Biontech, Moderna or AstraZeneca.
It is noted that each region of the country has its own requirements. For example, in Baden-Württemberg, Lower Saxony and Rhineland-Palatinate, after one component of Johnson & Johnson, one more vaccination with Biontech or Moderna vaccine is sufficient. In Bavaria, the rules are stricter: after the J&J, two additional shots are required for the immunization to be considered “more effective”.
The availability of the necessary vaccines affects not only the rules for entering Germany, but also a comfortable stay on its territory. The country has a system for visiting public places 3G and 2G. Where the first scheme is accepted, entry is allowed for those vaccinated against coronavirus, who have been ill or have a negative test result for COVID-19, where the second one is no longer accepted. Citizens and tourists vaccinated once by Johnson & Johnson are no longer treated as fully vaccinated individuals.