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10 Jan. 2022


Germany simplifies entry for Ukrainian citizens: new border crossing rules



Germany simplifies entry for Ukrainian citizens: new border crossing rules

Ukraine has been excluded from the list of countries with a high risk of coronavirus infection for Germany. This means that entry for tourism purposes is allowed for all Ukrainians, regardless of their vaccination status.

Ukraine has been on the list of high-risk countries for Germany since October 10, 2021. Entry was allowed in case of urgent need or with a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19. In this case, before arriving in Germany, you must register on a special website.

Those who were eligible to enter Germany, but were not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, had to serve a 10-day quarantine.

From January 9, tourists from Ukraine can present a negative test for coronavirus or a certificate of a complete course of vaccination or a certificate of recent recovery.

All travelers aged 6 and over must provide one of the following documents:

- Covid vaccination certificate. For vaccinated citizens, only vaccinations with recognized vaccines will be considered valid: BioNTech / Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Nuvaxovid (Novavax) and Johnson & Johnson. From the moment of the last dose of the vaccine, at least 14 days must pass (the day of vaccination is considered zero); or

- A negative result of a PCR test taken no earlier than 48 hours before departure, or a rapid antigen test taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival; or

- Proof of preliminary infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the form of a COVID certificate - in the Action application. Proof of recovery is accepted if testing was performed at least 28 days and no more than six months before the border crossing.

General rules for entering Germany

For visa-free travel to Germany, you must have:

- biometric passport, which expires no earlier than three months before leaving the country;

- money at the rate of 45-50 euros per day per person;

- an insurance policy covering covid treatment and observation costs, valid in all EU countries.