Ban on travellers from India lifted by Germany

Ban on travellers from India lifted by Germany

Germany to ease restrictions on travellers from India, UK, Russia, Portugal and Nepal.


 Travellers need to produce negative report on arrival in Germany and face 10-day quarantine period.

The quarantine period can be shortened on arrival if they test negative for covid 5 days after arrival.

First Switzerland, then Maldives now Germany…travellers from India have yet another place for vacations. Germany on Monday announced to lift the travel ban on travellers from India. Apart from India, travel ban has been lifted from UK, Portugal, Russia and Nepal as well.

It was late Monday when Germany announce that it is going to ease travel restrictions for India, UK, Portugal, Russia and Nepal as these countries will be removed from the highest risk category of “virus variant areas” and will move into the second highest category of “high incidence areas”.

Restrictions were imposed on countries because of the rise of an even more contagious delta virus variant. As per the current rules in Germany, only its citizens are allowed to enter the country from a variant nation and are subject to 2-week quarantine irrespective of their vaccination status.

Travellers from countries under “high-incidence” will need to produce a negative report on arrival in Germany and a quarantine period of 10 days. The quarantine can be shortened to five days if the person tests negative after 5 days of arrival in Germany. The new norms will be effective from Wednesday. If the travellers are fully vaccinated they may also be exempted from quarantine period.

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