Corona crisis: information for travellers from abroad
What are the entry restrictions for your home country? Where can you report if you show symptoms? Here you can find information for travellers in Germany.
Where can I find out about entry restrictions in my home country?
It is best to find out from the embassy of your country. Many foreign embassies in Germany have set up a crisis team to keep their citizens informed about the current situation.
Can I enter Germany unhindered?
Beginning on 18 March, a 30-day entry ban is in effect in the entire European Union for travellers from non-EU countries. The entry stop applies to all air and ship traffic that originates outside the European Union.
There are exceptions for third-country nationals who have a long-term right of residence in an EU country. Citizens of EU countries may use Germany for their transit. This also applies to people from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
How can I travel in Germany?
Due to new entry rules in neighbouring countries, the Deutsche Bahn has had to terminate or cancel numerous international train connections. In addition, the Deutsche Bahn is partially restricting its regional traffic due to the lack of passengers. The number of trains is being adjusted to demand.
What German borders have been closed?
Since 16 March, Germany has temporarily closed its borders to travellers from France, Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Switzerland who have no valid reason for travel. Commuters can continue to cross the borders with a pass permits. Previous to these measures, a number of Germany’s neighbours had already closed their borders, including Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria.
Where can I get help if I show symptoms?
If you suspect you have contracted the corona virus, you can call the following phone numbers and find out more about the next steps:
- Corona hotline of the Federal Ministry of Health: 030-34 64 65 100
- Emergency number for the treatment of patients: 0800-011 77 22
- Emergency medical service: 116 117
Here you find important information from the federal foreign office.