Passengers who are travelling by flight to Germany must undergo a coronavirus test starting on Sunday. Previously, only travelers from high risk areas were required to present a negative test.
The German Health Ministry announced on Thursday that people travelled by flight in to Germany will be required to undergo coronavirus testing as of midnight (2300 UTC) on Sunday, March 28.
What are the new rules?
- Travelers will be required to take a COVID test before departure, regardless of the coronavirus risk level in their country of origin.
- Airlines will only be allowed to let passengers on board with proof of a negative COVID test.
- Travelers will have to pay for the tests themselves. PCR tests, and approved rapid tests will be accepted.
- Airline crews are exempt
- Anyone who tests positive will be required to quarantine according to local rules at their own cost.
- The testing requirements are expected to last until mid-May.
The old rules had required tests only from travelers coming from high-risk areas. Now, travelers coming from popular vacation destinations with lower case numbers, like Mallorca, will need a negative test
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