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Germany drops COVID-19 travel requirements

June 07, 2022
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Germany, Hamburg, St Pauli Landing Stages at twilight
Germany drops COVID-19 travel requirements
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Germany is the latest country to drop its COVID-19 travel requirements for visitors.

Just in time for the summer travel season, the German government lifted its "3G" rule. This rule had required tourists to show either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test in order to enter the country, according to the German National Tourist Office.

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This means that travelers, including those from the U.S., can now enter Germany without carrying any kind of proof of their coronavirus status, making it much easier to visit this summer.

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Germany also dropped its mask mandates earlier this year. The country's only federal coronavirus-related rule that still remains is a requirement to wear masks on public transportation (meaning you'll need to wear one on planes, trains, subways and buses).

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Germany joins a number of other countries that have dropped their pandemic-related entry requirements. On June 1, both Cyprus and Italy, which had held some of the toughest anti-COVID-19 measures in Europe during the pandemic, lifted all travel restrictions.

The United Kingdom opened its borders to all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, on March 18, and Greece followed suit on May 2.

Other countries across Europe — including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland — have done the same.

Additionally, as of May 21, all Americans, regardless of vaccination status, can visit Spain because the country lifted its vaccination requirement (although unvaccinated tourists must show a negative COVID-19 result on a predeparture test).

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