Information on safety concerning cross-border collective passenger transport (as at: 17 February 2021)
Information on the designation of international high-risk areas by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of the Interior can be found here.
Ordinance on protection against infection risks related to entry to Germany with regard to novel mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus subsequent to the determination of an epidemic situation of national significance by the German Bundestag (Coronavirus-Schutzverordnung – CoronaSchV). The exact wording of the Ordinance can be found here.
Ordinance on protection against risks of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus posed by persons entering the country following the determination of an epidemic situation of national significance by the German Bundestag (Coronavirus Entry Ordinance – CoronaEinreiseV). The exact wording of the Ordinance can be found here.
The rules set out in the Entry Regulations of 13 January 2021 continue to apply. In addition, the quarantine rules issued by the federal states are to be complied with.
On 13 January 2021, the Federal Government adopted a new entry ordinance.
- Information on the obligation to register via the digital entry registration can be found here.
- The substitute registration for the digital entry registration in paper format can be found here. (PDF in German)
- The digital entry registration can be completed online by means of a web form to be found at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. Travellers will then receive a relevant confirmation.
- In exceptional cases, a substitute registration in paper format may be completed.
- Carriers providing cross-border services (rail, bus, aircraft, ship) must check before departure whether travellers can present the confirmation of the digital entry registration (in rail services this can also be checked during the carriage). Plausibility is checked by comparing this registration with the travel documents (e.g. ticket or boarding pass).
- It is prohibited to carry passengers who cannot present a digital entry registration.
Measures taken by the EU for cross-border collective passenger transport
On 24 July 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions to comply with the necessary hygiene and infection control rules in the written procedure and as part of the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure cross-border collective passenger transport in the European Union.
The confidence of passengers in land, inland waterway and air transport as well as that of persons employed in these sectors would have to be restored by minimizing the risk of infection in cross-border collective passenger transport through the implementation of targeted hygiene and infection control measures. Among other things it is recommended to:
- Observe physical distance or, if this is not possible, wear masks,
- Increasingly use the digital acquisition and inspection of tickets,
- Comply with high standards for fresh air circulation and the cleanliness of transport means.
Furthermore, the Council asks the Commission and the Member States to continue the coordination of the application of the guidelines and recommendations for the transport sector which were adopted at national and EU levels with regard to COVID-19.