Germany is the latest European country to abolish all Covid-related travel restrictions and no longer requires any vaccination certificate or negative Covid-19 test report from international visitors.
VFS Global, the company which working in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, to provide support services to Indian applying for a visa to enter Germany, in a Tweet said;
“We have an important update regarding the lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany from India.”
From Saturday, 11 June 2022, 12 pm/0.00h CET, all COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany will preliminarily be lifted. From that date, travel from India to Germany will be permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visits). For entry into Germany no proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required any longer, said VFS Global in an update on its official website.
Germany Recognizes Covaxin For Travel
It is worth noting that the country has already lifted the Covid-19 testing requirements and also recognize the Indian coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin’ for travel beginning June 1.
Walter J. Lindner, German Ambassador to India has also confirmed this and said;
“Very happy that Germany government just decided to recognize WHO-listed Covaxin for travels to Germany, starting June 1! This Embassy has been pushing very actively for such decision (because of Covid-backlogs visa sections have longer waiting periods than normal, please have patience)”
However, Covid-19 vaccination, on the other hand, is now no longer required!
EU Countries Removed All Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
It may be noted that Non-EU travellers can now access the 15 EU/EEA (European Economic Area) countries regardless of their vaccination status. This means that non-EU visitors to these nations are not needed to provide a valid Covid-19 Pass, vaccination certificate, recovery, or negative RT-PCR test reports.
Apart from being allowed restriction-free access into these nations, non-EU visitors no longer need to be concerned about domestic COVID-19 regulations, as the majority have been lifted.