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:
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 until 4 May 2020. Only those people can enter Germany who has a valid reason to enter.
By Air: Initially, the German Government has issued an entry ban to the Federal Republic of Germany until 15.04.2020. Now this entry ban extended until 15.05.2020. This ban will prohibit non-essential entry to the European Union and to the Federal Republic of Germany.
So, if you are a non-European Union and don’t hold a residence permit and valid reason to entry then you are prohibited to enter in Germany until 15.05.2020.
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.
When German universities will open?
Currently, all German universities will remain closed until 4 May 2020 due to COVID-19. They will reopen after this date if the German government will relax the coronavirus restrictions.