Open with restrictions

Germany Travel Restrictions

68.16% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 67.85% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Germany.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Germany without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Germany for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Germany entry details and exceptions

All travelers aged 12 or over who are permitted to enter Germany must present a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery.

Entry is possible from EU member states, States associated with Schengen and other countries from which entry is possible in light of the epidemiological situation assessment by the EU.

Entry from any other country for any purpose is only possible for fully vaccinated people. For people not yet vaccinated, entry from other countries is only possible in exceptional cases and is conditional on there being an urgent need.

Please check with the BMI prior to your trip to find out what regulations apply specifically with regard to the country from which you plan to enter Germany.


Outgoing travel to GermanyTravelling from New Zealand to Germany

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Germany.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

All travelers entering Germany, irrespective of whether or not they spent time in a high-risk area or area of variants of concern, are obligated to present proof of the absence of Covid-19 infection. Proof of vaccination or recovery are accepted in lieu of a test result.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the obligation to furnish proof.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Germany.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

If entering Germany following a stay in a high-risk area, traveler needs to self-isolate at home or in their place of accommodation for ten days. If traveler spent time in an area of variants of concern prior to entry, the self-isolation period will be 14 days. See List of Risk Areas.

No quarantine is necessary if a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is submitted before entry.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Germany

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Germany must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Germany will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Germany

Masks:Required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Germany without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Germany.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Germany without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Germany.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Germany is required in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Germany are open with restrictions. Bars in Germany are open with restrictions.