The German government has announced that the country will leave the current relaxed entry rules for all foreigners unchanged until January 31 next year.
The German authorities issued a press release explaining the procedure for entering the country. All tourists can still travel to Germany without any coronavirus restrictions.
Thus, until January 31, 2023, anyone can enter Germany without presenting a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery, or a negative test.
“Entry to Germany will remain facilitated until January 31: anyone entering Germany does not need to prove that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, recovered from it, or have been tested,” the government said in a statement.
However, officials stress that the current strict registration, confirmation, and quarantine rules remain in place for foreigners from areas affected by the virus. But this is a theory.
In practice, entry without certificates and other certificates is allowed for everyone, since at present there is not a single dangerous country on the German “red” list.
Recall that on October 1, new nationwide measures to combat and protect against COVID-19 come into effect in Germany.
The Bundestag approved the proposal of the Ministry of Health on 8 September. The new package of requirements aims to prepare and protect Germany from the spread of the coronavirus during the cold winter months.
Under the new rules, from Saturday, October 1, all people over the age of 14 will be required to wear an FFP2 mask on long-distance trains.
Children between the ages of six and 13 are also required to wear masks on trains, but they can get by with a regular surgical mask.
Coronavirus regulations are being tightened in nursing homes and hospitals. From October 1st, all staff at nursing homes and hospitals, as well as visitors, must wear FFP2 masks. In addition, visitors will be allowed inside only if they have a negative rapid test, and staff will be required to take tests three times a week.
Over the past seven days, a total of 316,201 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in Germany.