The last of the southern and East African nations left on Germany’s high-risk list have been removed by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a German federal research institute responsible for disease control and prevention.
The reclassification was part of a major update to Germany’s high-risk list, which dropped on February 6 from 35 countries down to just three, none of which are in Africa.
This means that travellers returning to Germany from Botswana, Mozambique, the Republic of the Congo, the Seychelles, and all other African countries no longer need to register on https://einreiseanmeldung.de/#/ before departure. Arrivals from these nations are also now exempt from 10-day quarantine.
All travellers to Germany from any non-high-risk country should ensure they have either a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of full vaccination, or proof of recovery from COVID-19 to be allowed entry.
Germany only recognises vaccine certificates that are no older than 270 days. If the final dose of vaccination is older, a booster dose is required for a traveller to be recognised as fully vaccinated.
Click here to read the full list of travel regulations outlined by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community.