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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.
On board of our ships we still take all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the associated disease of COVID-19. As a safety precaution, we continue to recommend that all of our passengers wear masks in the publicly accessible areas of our ships. The 3G rules no longer apply on board of our ferries. Please consider still the applicable entry and return regulations.
Who is generally permitted to enter Germany?
Generally, entry is permitted for residents from
- EU member states
- Schengen-associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein
- Other countries. Most current information can be found here
What are the entry requirements when entering Germany or returning from a risk- or high risk area?
Entry from abroad:
For entries from other countries (which are not classified as virus variant areas), no special requirements apply for entry. In particular, no registration is necessary and no proof of testing is required.
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 6 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?
Masks are still compulsory in public transport, as well as in clinics, doctors' surgeries and nursing homes.
In all other public areas, it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask. However, stores, museums and other institutions may continue to prescribe the use of a mask by virtue of their domiciliary rights.
What are the current restrictions in public life?
The 3G, 2G and 2G-plus regulations no longer apply. Access restrictions for restaurants, stores and other facilities as well as for events no longer apply.
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?
So far, there is no test station in the port of Travemünde. Here you will find an overview of all test stations in Lübeck and the surrounding area.
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
Monday to friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
You can find detailed information here.
You have the possibility to get tested in the check-in area in the port of Klaipėda.
Therefor it’s necessary to make an appointment under https://www.testamide.lt/registracija/. Please choose the city (Miestas) Klaipėda and the place of testing (Testo atlikimo vieta) Uostas Klaipėda Minijos 180.
The test station closes one hour prior to departure.
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.
The ferries from TT-Line operate normally despite the coronavirus outbreak!
All our ferries sail according to our sailing timetables.
Book our Flexibility add-on and plan your holiday with full flexibility and without worries! With the TT-Line Flexibility add-on, you have the opportunity to make all our tariffs even more individual. You can change and cancel your booking up to 24 hours before departure free of charge.