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Travel to Germany and Visa applications under Covid-19 restrictions

21.09.2021 - Article

With effect from 19 September 2021, the Federal Republic of Germany no longer considers India a country with significantly elevated risk of infection (high incidence area).

Travel from India to Germany is now possible by presenting either:

  • Proof of a negative test result
    A negative test result for persons from the age of 12 obtained using nucleic acid amplification technology (e.g. PCR, PoC- PCR) in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. The test must have been carried out no more than 72 hours prior to entry (time of swabbing).

    Details on the recognition of tests are provided on the website of Robert Koch Institute.

  • Proof of vaccination
    If you were vaccinated in India with Covishield, please note that your vaccination certificate must contain your passport number or date of birth. Reference to Aadhar number is not sufficient.

    Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish in digital or paper form (e.g. WHO vaccination booklet). The vaccine used must be one of those listed on the website of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut. A period of at least 14 days must have elapsed since receiving the last vaccine dose.

    Persons vaccinated with Covaxin or any other vaccine which is not recognised by the Paul Ehrlich Institute have to carry a negative PCR test report which is not older than 72 hours on entry in Germany.

  • Proof of recovery
    A positive PCR test result carried out at least 28 days but no more than six months previously.

    For further information on proof of immunity is available on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.


Disclaimer: The information provided above is based on information available currently and has been estimated as trustworthy by the German Embassy in New Delhi. No responsibility is taken for neither the correctness nor completeness as well as a liability cannot be assumed for any possible damages occurring.

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