The Federal Republic of Germany has designated India as a country with significantly elevated risk of infection (high incidence area) with effect from 07 July 2021.
The following applies for travel to Germany from India:
Residents of non-EU countries are only permitted to enter Germany if they serve in an important role or if they have an urgent need to travel (please see “What constitutes an urgent need for travel?”) or if they are fully vaccinated (please see “What rules apply for fully vaccinated people?”).
These entry restrictions do not apply to German citizens or members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18).EU citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and the members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18) are exempted from the entry restrictions.The same applies to citizens of non-EU countries who have a current long-term residence permit from an EU or Schengen country and their immediate family members, as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations.First-time entry by citizens of non-EU countries, however, is only permitted if they prove that one of the above-mentioned exceptions to the entry restrictions applies to them, that is, if they are residents of a country who are allowed unrestricted entry into Germany, or if they are fully vaccinated or if there is an urgent need for the entry.
Digital Entry Registration, Testing and Quarantine Requirements
All travellers from Covid-19 risk areas or high incidence areas such as India, must register on www.einreiseanmeldung.de before entering Germany.
Any person entering Germany by plane, regardless of whether they have spent time in a risk or high incidence area, provide the airline with a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate.Note: The requirement to submit proof of a negative test result, recovery or vaccination also applies to passengers who are only transiting through a German airport. You will need to present the responsible authority or border official with the relevant proof when you arrive in Germany. The test is to be taken not earlier than 72 hours (PCR) or 48 hours (Antigen) prior to the scheduled arrival time in Germany. Exempted are children below 6 years. Details about testing can be seen from the Website of Robert Koch-Institut. The test result is to be kept for at least 10 days after entry and has to be presented to the authorities upon request.
In principle, the following forms of proof are accepted:
A negative test result 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).
Alternatively, a negative antigen rapid test result in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. Following a stay in a risk area or high incidence area, the test must have been carried out no more than 48 hours prior to entry. Details on the recognition of tests are provided on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.
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.
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.
Transit through Germany
In case of changing flights without leaving the international transit area of an airport, digital entry registration, requirements for mandatory testing or providing proof of vaccination, quarantine regulations and travel bans from countries affected by coronavirus variants do not apply. This applies travels from a destination outside the Schengen area and with a destination outside Schengen area – for example from Delhi (outside Schengen) via Frankfurt (transit) to Buenos Aires (outside Schengen).
When travelling from or to the Schengen area you will need to leave the international transit area of an airport - for example when travelling from Delhi (outside Schengen) via Frankfurt (transit) to Madrid (Schengen area) or the other way. These travels are considered an entry to Germany and the following applies:- The digital entry registration and quarantine do not apply.- A negative test or proof of vaccination or recovery is necessary for all air-travels to Germany, including Schengen or non-Schengen Transit.
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.