Coronavirus updates for students traveling to Germany

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is badly affecting the whole of Europe especially Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. In Germany, the total number of affirmed COVID-19 cases is quickly rising day by day. Currently, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) are the most affected states with COVID-19. Corona cases are also growing in other German 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.

Germany coronavirus cases:

The current Coronavirus cases in Germany are as follows:

[Dated: 01-04-2021]

Confirmed CasesDeaths
2,808,87376,342

What are the new travel restrictions?

By Road: By road (train, bus, car) entry in Germany is still possible but with negative corona test.

By Air: According to new travel restrictions, any passenger (belongs to any risk area) who wants to fly to Germany by plane from 30th March 2021 will require to do a corona test before departure (48 hours prior to departure). Only those passengers will be allowed to travel to Germany who will submit negative corona test. This restriction will apply to passengers of all the countries.

Furthermore, it is a must for all international passengers (from all the countries) to register on www.einreiseanmeldung.de right after landing in Germany. After that, it is a must for all passengers to complete a 10-day quarantine regardless of the corona test result.

Note: Better to register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/ before leaving for the airport, fill out an online form on this website, and then take a snapshot or download the auto-generated file. Also, keep two copies of your PCR test report with you.

Can I enter Germany with a student visa?

A student with a first-time entry is allowed to enter Germany by showing the presence letter. Students can get this letter from their universities. Now it is also necessary for students to show this letter to the embassy in order to get a student visa.

Where can I get the latest information about travel restrictions to enter Germany?

You can get the latest information about travel restrictions on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Where can I get the latest information about coronavirus risk areas/countries?

You can get latest information about coronavirus risk areas on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

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