COVID-19 Travel Advice

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.

No more mandatory testing and quarantine for recovered and fully vaccinated persons returning from a high incidence or risk area.

  • 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?

    Before entering Germany, travellers coming from risk- or high risk areas are obliged to contact the local health department and after arrival they must stay in quarantine for 10 or 14 days depending on the respective state.

    In addition, a Covid-19 test is mandatory. All travellers must have the test result no later than 48 hours after their entry and submit it to the competent authorities on request. In any case, the test may not be carried out for a maximum of 48 hours before entry (time of removal). Proof of the test result must be available on paper or in an electronic document in German, English, or French.

    Before returning home, please contact your local health department to find out about the necessary measures. This regulation applies until further notice. Information on quarantine regulations for each state can be found here.

    Under certain conditions, some people are exempt from the obligation to test. Please inform yourself about the exemptions via the Federal Ministry of Health page.

     

  • What else needs to be considered when entering Germany?

    If you have stayed in a risk- or high risk area within the last 10 days and do not fall under one of the exceptions listed below*, you are obliged to register your entry to Germany digitally.

    You can submit the digital registration under the following link: www.einreiseanmeldung.de.

    After registration you will receive a confirmation with a QR code or a registration number (Formular-ID). We kindly ask you to register urgently before the Check-In at Trelleborg harbourYou cannot check in without the confirmation. You must keep the document and carry it with you on entry to Germany. Authorities may request to see the document. If it is not possible for you to submit a digital entry application due to a lack of technical equipment or due to a technical problem, please contact the Check-In terminal in Trelleborg.

    Further information can be found here Information on entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany - Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de)

    Please inform yourself additionally about the individual entry and quarantine regulations of your respective federal state and at your responsible health department of your respective state.

  • Which exceptions apply?

    There are some special regulations regarding the quarantine obligation, such as the exemption for people who use Germany as a transit country or stay in the country for no longer than 72 hours to visit first- degree relatives.

    These exemptions vary within Germany. Please inform yourself about the regulations in your respective state at your responsible health authority.

    Generally fright drivers and bus drivers are exempt from quarantine regulations and testing requirements if they do not show any typical Covid-19 symptoms.

    The following groups of persons are exempt from the testing obligation when entering from a high-incidence area:

    • persons who have not yet reached the age of six years are exempt from mandatory testing
    • if a high incidence area was only used for transit, without an intermediate stay
    • if the Federal Republic of Germany is only being used for transit and is being left again immediately
    • if a stay of less than 72 hours due to occupational reasons involves the cross-border transport of persons, goods or merchandise by road, rail, ship, or air; in doing so, protection & hygiene concepts must be observed
    • if persons from official delegations have spent less than 72 hours in a high incidence area
    • if a competent authority grants further exemptions in justified individual cases and with a valid reason

    The following groups of persons are exempt from the registration obligation:

    • Persons who have only travelled through a risk area without an intermediate stay
    • Persons who enter the Federal Republic of Germany only for transit
    • Persons who enter the Federal Republic of Germany for professional reasons to transport persons, goods, or merchandise across borders by road, sail, sea, or air

     You may find more information on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health

  • 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?

    Trelleborg
    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.

     

    Travemünde
    There is no test centre in the port of Travemünde so far. The nearest test centre is located at the car parking of the LUV SHOPPING shopping centre in Lübeck-Dänischburg. It is possible to make an appointment online.

     

    Corona-Schnelltest LUV
    Dänischburger Landstr. 81
    23569 Lübeck

     

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

    You can find detailed information here.

     

    Rostock
    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.

     

    Centogene
    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.

TT-Line crossings

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