Coronavirus (COVID-19) is badly affecting the whole of Europe especially Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany is rapidly increasing day by day. Currently, the most affected states are Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhine-Westphalia. Corona cases are also increasing in other states.
That’s why Germany has imposed extreme restrictions on daily life to reduce any further spread of the coronavirus. These restrictions have been imposed on the movement and gathering of the citizens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel requested the citizens to behave responsibly in this severe crisis and stay at home.
Most of the public universities and the public offices are closed in all the German states or working in emergency operations mode. Supermarkets are dry and people are already panicking in this situation. Nationwide traveling is also prohibited and only allowed in some special cases.
Current Situation of Coronavirus in Germany:
According to Robert Koch Institute the current situation of Coronavirus in Germany is as follows: [Dated: 05-04-2020]
Is it safe to travel to Germany in the current situation of the Corona?
By Road: The German Government closed all the land borders with Austria, France, Switzerland, Denmark, and Luxembourg. Only those people can enter who has a strong reason to enter Germany.
By Air: According to German embassies, the European Union on the 17th of March 2020 has issued an entry ban until 15.04.2020 that prohibits non-essential entry to the European Union. So, if you are a non-EU citizen and don’t hold a residence permit and valid reason to entry then you are prohibited to enter in Germany.
Can I enter Germany with a student visa?
A student with a first-time entry is also not allowed to enter as the universities are closed and there is no urgent reason to enter Germany for them.
Foreigners who reside in the European Union and have a valid residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis, Niederlassungserlaubnis) are allowed to enter into Germany. Other people may be refused to enter Germany without proof of urgent reasons for their entry. Please check the Foreign Ministry website for up-to-date travel and safety information.
[18-03-2020]++ EU Heads of States and Governments on the 17th of March 2020 has implemented 30-day travel restrictions for non-EU nationals traveling from outside the EU.
[23-03-2020]++ The German chancellor Angela Merkel went in quarantine after coming into contact with a person who already infected with the coronavirus. Currently, she is fine but if something happens then her deputy Olaf Scholz will continue the Government operations.
[23-03-2020]++ Germany has banned public meetings of more than two people to slow down the effect of coronavirus. The ban will not apply to those who live in the same house. According to the new rule, it is also a must for all the citizens to keep a distance of 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) all the time when in public.