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Information from the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration on travel - Informationen zu Reisen auf Englisch

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Published: 06/11/2021

Information from the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration on travel

Travel within Germany

Overnight accommodation facilities, including catering for overnight guests, are permissible if negative proof in accordance with § 3 CoSchuV is presented upon arrival and twice a week for stays of more than seven days (this does not apply if no communal facilities are operated in the accommodation), and a hygiene concept in accordance with § 5 is in place and implemented.

Entering and returning to Hesse from abroad

Persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany from abroad and who have stayed in a high risk areaÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster for Corona infection or a virus variant area in the 10 days prior to entry are generally required to go directly to their own homes or other suitable accommodation immediately after entry. Quarantine lasts fourteen days for entry from a virus variant area and ten days otherwise No visit may be received during this period.

Persons who have reached the age of twelve must have proof of testing, proof of convalescence or proof of vaccination when entering the Federal Republic of Germany. Persons who have reached the age of twelve and have stayed in an area classified as a virus-variant area at the time of entry at any time during the last ten days prior to entry must have proof of testing on entry into the Federal Republic of Germany; proof of recovery or proof of vaccination is not sufficient in this case. The health authority must be informed before entering the country. This is carried out using the electronic entry registration at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. If it was not possible to register your entry electronically you can also contact the health authority by telephone or e-mail. Many health authorities facilitate reporting directly on their websites.

Quarantine ends upon entry into the country for people without SARS-CoV-2 ymptoms

  1. from high-risk areas with submission of a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the health authority,

For this purpose the test must be taken no earlier than five days after entry,

  1. only 14 days after entry when entering from virus variant areas.

You will be exempted from the quarantine regulations for a short period of time in order to carry out the test. Go directly to your GP or the selected test centre for the agreed appointment and then back to your own home.

The federal government's entry regulations provide for several exceptions.

Information on the designation of international risk areas in German and English can be found at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.htmlÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster.

For up-to-date information please visit the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs website at: www.soziales.hessen.deÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster

Only the wording of the ordinances officially published in German in the State of Hesse Law and Ordinance Gazette and in the Federal Law Gazette is legally authoritative.

The complete text of the Ordinance on the Protection of the Population against Infections with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV 2 (Coronavirus Protection Ordinance -CoSchuV-) of 22 June 2021, as amended, and accompanying ordinances can be found at: www.hessen.deÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster

The full text of the Corona Vrus Entry Ordinance, as amended from time to time, can be found at https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev.htmlÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster.

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