COVID-19 Travel Advice Germany

The safety of our customers has our fullest attention and is always our top priority.

COVID-19 Travel Advice for Germany

The safety of our customers has our fullest attention and is always our top priority! On this page you will find all important and necessary information for your crossing to Germany and the corona regulation within Germany.

We have also implemented a hygiene concept on board to ensure a safe and comfortable crossing for our passengers. Here you can find our measures onboard.

Please note that proof of complete vaccination, recovery or a negative rapid test or PCR test must be presented when entering the country from abroad.

  • Who is generally permitted to enter Germany?

    Generally, the entry is permitted for residents from

    • EU member states
    • Schengen-associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein
    • Other countries only in exceptional cases. The prerequisite is that there is an absolute necessity. Detailed information may be found here 
  • What are the entry requirements when entering Germany or returning from a risk- or high risk area?

    Entry from abroad:

    • When entering Germany, one of the following proofs must be available: a current Corona test, proof of complete vaccination or a recovered proof.
    • Rapid test (not older than 48 hours) and PCR test (not older than 72 hours) are accepted.
    • Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing.

    Entry from high-risk areas:

    • A digital entry declaration must be carried out.
    • Upon entry into Germany, one of the following proofs must be available: a current Corona test, proof of complete vaccination or convalescent proof.
    • Rapid test (not older than 48 hours) and PCR test (not older than 72 hours) are accepted.
    • Persons who do not have proof of complete vaccination or proof of recovery upon entry from a high-risk area must enter a 10-day quarantine. The quarantine can be lifted at the earliest on the fifth day with a further test.
    • Children are exempt from the testing obligation. However, the quarantine obligation remains in force and ends automatically on the fifth day after entry.

    Entry from a virus variant area:

    • A digital entry declaration must be carried out.
    • A daily negative test result is required. Proof of vaccination or convalescence is not sufficient.
    • PCR tests (not older than 72 hours) and antigen tests (not older than 24 hours) are accepted.
    • Testing is not compulsory for children under 12 years of age.
    • A 14-day quarantine must be observed at one's own expense.
    • No "free testing" is possible.

    You can read about the current high-risk areas on the RKI website.



  • Which consequences will a positive test result have?

    In case of a positive COVID-19 test result before entering or returning to Germany, the following must be observed according to the Corona regulations:

    • entry to the Federal Republic of Germany as a German citizen is expressively permitted
    • According to the Federal Government's decree, we as carriers are not allowed to transport persons without a negative Corona test result
    • Contact your local health authority, which can grant further exceptions for individual cases and for specific reasons and thus grant permission for carriage
  • Which COVID-19 tests are accepted for entering Germany?

    Generally, methods of nucleic acid amplification technology (PCR, LAMP, TMA) and antigen tests are accepted. Rapid antigen tests are accepted if they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO. Antibody tests are not accepted.

    The test result shall be kept for at least 10 days after entry and must be presented to the competent authorities upon request.

  • Do I have to wear a mouth-nose protection?

    Everyone is obligated to wear a mouth-nose protection in enclosed public spaces. In counties with a 7-day incidence of more than a 100, persons traveling together should also wear a mouth-nose protection mask in private cars if they come from more than one household.
    The following types of masks are accepted: surgical masks, masks of the standard KN95/N95 or masks of the standard FFP2.

    The individual regulations can be found on the website of your respective state.

    In addition, the distance and hygiene rules continue to apply nationwide. Compliance with a minimum distance of 1.5 m that must be ensured at all time.

  • Is it allowed to meet with other people?

    Private meetings with another household are possible in areas with an incendence below 100.

    In total, no more than five people may come together. Children up to 14 years of age are not counted. Couples are considered a household. This also applies to meeting in public spaces.

  • What are the current restrictions in public life?

    In most states in Germany overnight accommodation in hotels, holiday apartments or similar for touristic purposes are still prohibited but remain open for necessary purposes and business travels.

    In corresponding counties where the seven-day incidence is less than 100, such as the Bay of Lübeck, a model project will be launched in May. As a result, the restaurant and the hotel industry will fully reopen. A COVID-19 Antigen test and registration will be required to participate in the tourist project.

    In corresponding counties where the seven-day incidence is less than 100 outdoor restaurants may open the outdoor area. The current contact restrictions are also valid here: In the outdoor area of restaurants, a maximum of five people (children under 14 years of age do not count) from two households are allowed to sit down at a table. Masks may be removed at the table, contact tracking must be ensured.

    The state government advises to take a quick or self-test before the visit, even if it is not mandatory. Alcoholic beverages may be served until 9 p.m.

    Furthermore, shopping centers and leisure activities such as zoos, amusement parks, libraries, etc. are partially open under strict hygiene and admission regulations.

    Please inform yourself additionally about the individual restrictions of your respective federal state and at your responsible health department of your region.

Frequently asked questions

  • Where can I get tested?

    In the port of Trelleborg you have the possibility to get tested in the check-in area. You do not need to register before. It is a drop in test station.

    InnoVacc Trelleborgs Hamn at the check-in terminal.


    Opening hours:
    Monday-Thursday: 08:00 a.m. to  12:00 a.m.
    Friday: 08:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Saturday: 08:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Sunday: 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    You can find detailed information here.


    There is no test centre in the port of Travemünde so far.

    The nearest testing opportunity is in Travemünde at the Atlantic Hotel.

    ATLANTIC Grand Hotel
    Kaiserallee 2
    23570 Lübeck-Travemünde

    Opening hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. 

    You can find detailed information here.


    There is no test centre in the port of Rostock so far. The nearest test centre is located in the shopping centre "Rostocker Hof" in Rostock city centre. It is possible to make an appointment online.


    Galerie Rostocker Hof
    1. Obergeschoss, Laden Nr. 32
    Kröpeliner Str. 26-28
    18055 Rostock


    Opening hours:
    Monday to friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

    You can find detailed information here.

  • What should I pay attention to when booking a new crossing?

    • Use our Flexibility add-on for full flexibility. If you book the FLEX option, you can change or cancel your crossing up to 24 hours before departure without any fees.


    • For the necessary comfort we recommend booking a cabin, here you will find a suitable offer


    • Book comfortable and easy online
  • Who can I contact if I have any questions?

    • Contact our team preferably via our contact form


    • For bookings within the next 72 hours, please contact us by phone at 0180 66 66 600 (German landline 20 ct./call; German mobile phone max. 60 ct./call)


    • Requests are answered Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m. according to the date of submission.

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