The Foreign Office is currently warning against unnecessary tourist trips at home and abroad. The global infection rate is still considered worrying. Nevertheless: Travel is possible. FOCUS ONLINE shows you where and under what circumstances you can go on vacation.
In view of the corona pandemic, the Federal Foreign Office continues to call on people to refrain from tourist trips. But the travel warning from the Foreign Office does not constitute a travel ban. Even in the current situation, it is possible to go on vacation abroad. Before doing this, however, you should study the specific entry regulations of the countries carefully.
For foreign countries, individual travel advice has been in effect worldwide since October 1st. A travel warning automatically applies to corona risk areas. You can find all the latest information for travelers on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Vacation: You are currently not allowed to enter these countries
Most countries around the world are currently isolating themselves in order to get the pandemic under control and not unnecessarily burden their own health systems. In Denmark and Finland, on the Isle of Man, Bali, Israel, Canada and Qatar as well as Morocco, the Czech Republic and Hungary For tourists from Germany, for example, it is currently saying: Unfortunately, we have to stay outside.
PCR test and quarantine: strict entry regulations
Still other states only allow tourists from Germany into the country under sometimes harsh conditions: The new US President Joe Biden has now lifted the entry ban for tourists imposed by Donald Trump in March 2020. Who in the USA wants to travel, but must now show a negative PCR test and go into quarantine.
In Thailand Tourists must first go into quarantine for 14 days and have themselves tested several times during this time. In Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and Norway a PCR test on entry and then ten days of quarantine are mandatory. Greece tests only randomly, but still sends newcomers into quarantine for three days.
Turkey travelers need a negative PCR test not only for entry into Turkey, but also for the return journey. There are special rules in Liechtenstein and Switzerland For travelers from Saxony: Immediately after entering the country, they have to go into quarantine for ten days in both countries.
Return to Germany: Failure to comply with the rules threatens a fine
The return journey to Germany can also be complicated. The German health department sends every returnees from a risk area into quarantine for ten days. This should be discussed with the employer beforehand. After all, it means that travelers cannot go to work right after their vacation. Violations can result in a fine of up to 10,000 euros, depending on the state.
Overview: Vacation countries and their entry requirements
Here you will find a list (in alphabetical order) of all countries that you are currently allowed to enter (as of January 22, 2021).
The RKI and the Federal Foreign Office have been warning against traveling to Egypt since June 15, 2020. The reasons are the high numbers of infections and low medical standards. Travel to Egypt is still possible for tourists. Hotels are open.
Traveling to Egypt is possible under two conditions: a maximum of 72 hours and, when entering via Frankfurt Airport (FRA), a maximum of 96 hours before arrival, travelers must pass a negative PCR test. You must present the result in English or Arabic on entry. If the PCR test is missing, holidaymakers can do it on arrival. Until they get the result, however, they have to go into quarantine. In addition, travelers on the plane must fill out a "health card" and require a visa, which is available on the website https://www.visa2egypt.gov.eg and upon entry.
The RKI and the Federal Foreign Office have also been warning against traveling to the Bahamas since June 15, 2020. We Germans do not have to go without holidays in the Caribbean: The Bahamas keep their borders open to tourists. Hotels and restaurants also receive their guests almost as usual.
If you want to go on vacation to the Bahamas, you have to take a negative PCR test at least seven days before departure. Tourists have to upload the result to https://travel.gov.bs and apply for a health visa here. The Bahamian authorities are not aware of any quarantine requirements.
The Federal Foreign Office and RKI have been warning against traveling to Belgium since September 30, 2020. Holidays in Belgium are still possible. The hotels are open.
To enter Belgium, tourists need a negative PCR test, which should not be older than 48 hours. Travelers must always take it with them during their vacation. Tourists must also fill out the “passenger localization form” on the website https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/de/public-health-iegenger-locator-form at least 48 hours before entering the country.
The RKI and the Foreign Office have been warning against traveling to Brazil since June 15, 2020. In the most populous country in South America, the number of infections is currently high.
Tourists still welcome the Brazilians – if they can show a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) upon arrival. Travelers must also submit a health declaration on the website https://formulario.anvisa.gov.br/ before their arrival. Hotels and many restaurants and shops are open at least to a limited extent in Brazil.
The Federal Foreign Office and the RKI have been warning against traveling to Bulgaria since November 1, 2020 because of the unchanged high number of infections.
Anyone who wants to go on holiday to the Golden Sands or stroll through Sofia can still do so: Bulgaria has not closed its borders to tourists from Germany and the other EU states. Travelers do not need to present a negative PCR test or rapid test, nor do they have to go into quarantine. Restaurants are closed in Bulgaria as well as bars, discos and clubs.
Anyone who doesn't care about the warnings issued by the RKI and the Federal Foreign Office since November 15, 2020, can spend a relatively carefree holiday in the Dominican Republic. Tourists from Germany do not have to present a negative PCR test upon entry. On the website https://eticket.migracion.gob.do all you have to do is fill in the appropriate form for entry and exit.
Upon arrival in the Dominican Republic, arriving tourists are randomly tested with a quick test. Only those who are “positive” have to complete a PCR test and go into quarantine until the result is available.
The RKI has classified large parts of France as a risk area and the Federal Foreign Office generally warns against traveling to France. The only exceptions are Brittany and the islands of Guadeloupe, La Reunion, Martinique and St. Barthélemy. A vacation with our “neighbors” is definitely possible: the hotels are open and tourists from Germany neither need a negative PCR test nor do they have to go into quarantine on site for a vacation in the French heartland.
The situation is different with the French islands and overseas territories. To vacation on Tahiti, Guadeloupe, La Réunion, Martinique, St. Barthélemy or St. Martin To do this, travelers must show a negative PCR test. This should not be older than 72 hours. Alternatively, the authorities in Corsica accept a negative rapid test. In addition, travelers must submit a self-declaration that they are free of symptoms.
Greece was very popular with German holidaymakers last summer, because the holiday there was quite carefree due to the then still low number of infections and lax entry requirements. It looks different today: With the exception of western Greece, the RKI currently classifies most of the Greek regions as risk areas. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to these areas.
Tourists from Germany can still vacation in Greece if they can show a negative PCR test upon entry. The result should be in English and the test should not be older than 72 hours. In addition, all arrivals have to be in quarantine for three days. Also important: Anyone traveling to Greece must fill out the “Passenger Locator Form” 24 hours before entry. You can do this online on the website https://travel.gov.gr.
Great Britain is Europe's problem child. A new, even more contagious variant of the corona virus was discovered here in December. The RKI and the Federal Foreign Office therefore warn against traveling to Great Britain. Exceptions are the islands of Guernsey, Alderney and Isle of Man.
Tourists in British heartland If you want to go on vacation, you have to be in quarantine for ten days (PCR test possible after five days). 14 days are up Guernsey and Alderney (PCR test possible after seven days). If you want to go on holiday to Jersey, you have to do a PCR test at least 72 hours before check-in. Also in Gibraltar tourists have to be quarantined for two weeks. Here, PCR tests are mandatory on the first and fifth day of quarantine.
In front Travel to England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland or to one of the smaller islands, travelers have to register online on the website https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de. For the Bermuda a travel authorization ("Bermuda Travel Authorization") is necessary. It's also available online on the website https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers.
Ireland, like Great Britain, is severely affected by the Covid19 pandemic. The Robert Koch Institute therefore declared Ireland a risk area on October 24, 2020. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to Ireland.
The Irish still keep their borders open to tourists from Germany. The only requirement for entry: travelers must fill out a “Public Health Locator Form” online on the website https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ab900-covid-19-iegenger-locator-form/ and register immediately Quarantine arrival for 14 days. After five days at the earliest, tourists can do a PCR test. If it is negative, you can cancel the quarantine.
Iceland has always been a dream destination for many globetrotters and adventurers. In order to explore the island state, which is characterized by countless volcanoes, geysers and thermal springs, travelers currently have to put up with a lot. The RKI did not classify Iceland as a risk area. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to Iceland. The reason for this is the very strict entry requirements.
Travelers must register online on the website https://visit.covid.is/ before their arrival. Quarantine is mandatory for all people entering the country. How long tourists have to isolate themselves depends on their choice when entering the country: If they do a PCR test here, they only have to be quarantined for five to six days. Another PCR test then follows. If travelers refuse the PCR test, the quarantine lasts 14 days.
Italy was a risk area early on in the corona pandemic with numerous corona deaths and high numbers of infections. The situation in the country is currently difficult. Since November 8, 2020, the RKI has again classified Italy as a risk area. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to Italy.
The Italians keep their borders open to tourists from Germany. However, if you want to go on holiday in Italy, you must have a negative PCR test or rapid test (both not older than 48 hours). If you cannot show a negative test, you have to go into quarantine for 14 days.
The Robert Koch Institute has classified Jamaica as a risk area since June 15, 2020. Because of the high number of infections, the Federal Foreign Office is also warning against traveling to the Caribbean island state. The hard-core can still go on vacation in Jamaica. The Jamaicans keep their borders open to all tourists who apply for a travel authorization ("Travel Authorization") online at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/.
Tourists from Germany do not have to show a negative PCR test. All you have to do is install the local Corona warning app upon arrival. The Jamaican authorities do not provide for quarantine. For their own safety, travelers aged 65 and over or with previous illnesses are asked to only stay in the hotel.
The rock city of Petra, the biblical Mount Nebo and the Wadi Rum desert with its bizarre rock formations are just three reasons to travel to Jordan. Two reasons not to do it, however, are the classification of Jordan as a risk area (since October 7, 2020) by the RKI and the travel warning from the Federal Foreign Office.
Anyone who is particularly willing to take risks and who can show a negative PCR test (not older than five days) upon entry is welcome as a tourist in Jordan: the borders are open to tourists. Hotels and restaurants are open as well as shops.
The only downer: travelers have to spend the first seven days after arrival in quarantine. Before arriving, tourists must also fill out a registration form on the website https://www.visitjordan.gov.jo/form/. You will receive a QR code that you have to show upon entry.
Croatia has been a member of the EU since July 2013, but has not yet fully acceded to the Schengen Agreement. If you travel to Croatia despite the classification of Croatia as a risk area (since November 1, 2020) and despite the travel warning, you will notice this quickly: When entering, tourists from Germany must present a negative PCR test, which should not be older than 48 hours. Alternatively, travelers can take the test upon arrival. You then have to go into quarantine until the result is available.
At the latest when entering the country, tourists must also provide their contact details for the time of their stay. If you want to save yourself the paperwork at the border, you can also provide the information online before you travel. This can be done via the website https://entercroatia.mup.hr.
Cuba is known for its cigars, rum and also for its high medical standards. The Federal Foreign Office is currently warning against traveling to Cuba, even if the RKI does not classify Cuba as a risk area. The reason is the strict entry regulations of the Cubans. Tourists must be able to show a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) upon entry. Information on the state of health and proof of travel health insurance are also required.
Another PCR test follows on arrival in Cuba. Until the test is available, travelers must isolate themselves in their hotel or in an official holiday home ("casa particular"). If the test is negative, they are allowed to move freely. If the test is positive, they are forced to be hospitalized. The travelers must initially bear the costs themselves and have their travel health insurance reimbursed them.
Travelers from Saxony should currently think twice about whether they want to go on vacation in Liechtenstein. The principality has declared Saxony a risk area. Anyone entering Liechtenstein from Saxony must therefore be in quarantine for ten days. It is also compulsory for tourists from Saxony to fill out the "Return journey from risk countries" form. This form can be accessed via the Internet address https://www.llv.li/files/ag/20200706_ruckreise-aus-risikolandern.pdf.
Tourists from the other 15 federal states currently find it comparatively easy to stop in Liechtenstein. You don't have to show a PCR test and you don't have to go into quarantine. However, the Foreign Office warns against traveling to Liechtenstein. Since October 24, 2020, the RKI has classified Liechtenstein as a risk area.
In Luxembourg, too, the number of people infected with corona and corona deaths has been high for months. The RKI Luxembourg has been one of the risk areas since September 25, 2020. The Federal Foreign Office has issued an official travel warning. If you want to go on holiday in Luxembourg, you can still do so: the borders are open. Entrants neither have to show a negative PCR test nor go into quarantine. Hotels are open in Luxembourg. However, restaurants, bars, theaters, museums and shops other than grocers are closed.
Unlike the Seychelles, the Robert Koch Institute has classified the Maldives as a risk area because of the many infections. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to the island paradise. If you really want to go on vacation to the Maldives, you can still do so. In addition to swimming trunks, travelers should also pack a negative PCR test (not older than 96 hours).
In the event of symptoms and random checks, the border officials carry out another PCR test upon entry. Immediately after arrival, even healthy travelers have to go into quarantine for three days. It is also mandatory to fill out an entry declaration online from 24 hours before departure. This can be done via the website https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv.
The RKI Malta has been one of the risk areas since October 17, 2020. The number of infections is so high that the Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling to Malta. Holidays on the Mediterranean island are still possible: Hotels, restaurants and supermarkets are open on Malta.
When entering the country, tourists must show a negative PCR test (no older than 72 hours). Alternatively, you can collect it on arrival. Anyone who refuses the PCR test will be quarantined for 14 days.
Mexico is currently at the top of the list of many travel enthusiasts who shy away from the PCR test and do not want to go into quarantine. Entry to Mexico is easily possible. When entering the country, tourists only need to fill out a questionnaire to identify risk factors. Only those people who show symptoms are tested.
It is certainly a Mexico, but by no means: The RKI Mexico has been a risk area since June 15, 2020. In view of the high number of infections, the Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling to Mexico.
Similar to the other Balkan countries, the number of corona deaths and infections in Montenegro has been alarmingly high for months. Montenegro has been a risk area since July 17, 2020. The Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling to Montenegro. Tourists from Germany can still go on vacation there. Hotels, restaurants and shops are open.
Tourists should do a PCR test in Germany at least 72 hours before entering Montenegro. You can only enter Montenegro with a negative result. If the test is positive or if the travelers have had contact with an infected person in the meantime, they have to go into quarantine in Montenegro for 14 days.
The Netherlands has been a risk area since October 17, 2020. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to our western neighbors. And even the Dutch themselves only allow tourists into the country under certain conditions: Air travelers have to show a negative PCR test. You must also fill out the “Traveler Public Health Declaration” form. The form will be distributed on the plane and is also available online on the website https://www.government.nl/documents/publications/2020/07/07/information-for-habengers-flying-to-and-from-the- netherlands.
A negative PCR test is also required for all travelers who go further than thirty kilometers inland. The only exceptions are tourists in their own cars or mobile homes. Because Germany is a risk area in the Netherlands, all German tourists have to go into quarantine for 14 days immediately after arrival. Important to know: Hotels are open, but their restaurants are closed. Room service is currently prohibited.
In Europe, the corona pandemic is closely linked to the ski resort of Ischgl. According to the news magazine "Spiegel", more than 11,000 people worldwide were infected with the deadly corona virus because the Austrian authorities reacted too late in March last year.
In the meantime Austria has also learned something new: Hotels, restaurants and shops other than grocery stores are closed at least until January 24th. German tourists are still allowed to enter. You have to register via the website https://einreiseanmeldung.de and place yourself in quarantine for ten days immediately after arrival.
With the exception of the Jungholz and Mittelberg / Kleinwalsertal regions, the Foreign Office warns against traveling to Austria due to the unchanged high number of infections.
Poland has been a risk area since November 24th. The Federal Foreign Office follows the RKI's assessment and warns against traveling to our eastern neighbors. The entry restrictions imposed by the Polish government look quite lax: The borders are open and PCR or rapid tests are not mandatory. However, only tourists who arrive in their own car are exempt from the quarantine obligation. All other travelers must isolate themselves for ten days immediately upon arrival.
The Portuguese mainland has been a risk area since November 8, 2020, and the Azores since November 29. Only in Madeira the infection rate is still so low that the Federal Foreign Office has not yet issued a warning against travel. Holidays are still possible in Portugal. Hotels and restaurants are open.
Depending on the region, the conditions under which the Portuguese authorities allow tourists from Germany to enter also differ. In order to be able to vacation in the Azores or Madeira, travelers must show a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours). In Madeira, this can optionally also be made up upon arrival. However, no test is required to enter mainland Portugal – unless holidaymakers show symptoms upon entry.
The quarantine regulations in Portugal also differ from region to region. Anyone traveling to the mainland or Madeira only has to be quarantined if the PCR test is positive. In the Azores, however, mere contact with an infected person is sufficient for this. This can be someone sitting next to you on the plane, for example.
There are other things that travelers have to consider when they want to vacation in Portugal or on one of the islands. During the flight to mainland Portugal, tourists must fill out and hand in a travel card. Before leaving for the Azores, tourists should fill out an online questionnaire (link: https://mysafeazores.com). And before traveling to Madeira, you need to submit a health declaration online. This can be done via the website https://madeirasafe.com.
Sweden took a different path in the corona pandemic. While most other countries in the world have tried to contain the virus, Sweden has relied on rapid spread and herd immunity from the start. The number of infections in Sweden is correspondingly high. The RKI has been classifying Sweden as a risk area again since November 15, 2020 and the Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling to Sweden.
Sweden keeps its borders open for tourists from Germany and most of the EU countries. Travelers do not have to show a negative PCR test or rapid test, nor do they have to go into quarantine. You also don't have to complete any special formalities. Hotels, restaurants and shops are open. Museums, amusement parks and public facilities such as libraries, however, are closed.
Switzerland has been a risk area since October 24, 2020. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to the Alpine republic. If you want, you can still go on holiday there: tourists from Germany are welcome in Switzerland and do not have to show a negative PCR test or go into quarantine. Hotels, restaurants and shops are open.
Travelers residing in Saxony should currently refrain from vacationing in Switzerland. Saxony is a high-risk area in Switzerland. Therefore, travelers from Saxony have to go into quarantine for ten days immediately after entering the country. There are no exceptions. In addition, tourists from Saxony are obliged to report to the responsible cantonal authority within 48 hours.
Unlike the Maldives, the Robert Koch Institute does not classify the Seychelles as a risk area. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to the island paradise – not because of an increased risk of infection, but because of the strict entry regulations.
To go on vacation to the Seychelles, tourists from Germany have to pay attention to a few things. You must apply for a Travel Health Authorization online 48 to three hours before arrival via the website https://seychelles.govtas.com. For this, you need the result of a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours). In addition, upon arrival at the latest, they must prove that they have accommodation and travel health insurance that also covers a corona illness.
Travelers have to go into quarantine immediately upon arrival. The duration of the quarantine depends on the PCR test, which is carried out on the eleventh day after arrival. If it is positive, travelers must remain in quarantine. If the test is negative, travelers are allowed to move freely. By the way, hotels, restaurants and shops are open in the Seychelles.
Like all Balkan countries, Serbia is also badly affected by the corona pandemic. The RKI has classified Serbia as a risk area since June 15, 2020. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to Saxony.
Tourists from Germany are welcome in Serbia. Hotels are open in Serbia. Restaurants, cafes and clubs are open on weekdays. The same applies to shopping malls and stores with the exception of grocery stores, which receive customers every day until 9 p.m. When entering Serbia, tourists must show a PCR test, which should not be older than 48 hours. There are currently no further rules.
Hotels are open in Serbia. Restaurants, cafes and clubs are open on weekdays. The same applies to shopping malls and stores with the exception of grocery stores, which receive customers every day until 9 p.m.
The Federal Foreign Office is currently warning against traveling to Slovakia. The RKI has included Slovakia among the risk areas since October 17th. If you want, you can still go on vacation there. The borders are open to tourists under certain conditions.
To enter Slovakia, travelers must register online via the website https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/. You also need a negative PCR test, which should not be older than 72 hours upon arrival. If the PCR test is missing, travelers have to go into quarantine for ten days. On the fifth day you can do a PCR test (for a fee). If it is negative, the quarantine ends.
Important to note: Since January 1st, hotels in Slovakia are no longer allowed to accept new guests. However, the ban does not apply to holiday homes. Grocers are open. Restaurants and cafes only offer or deliver food and drinks to take away.
Slovenia has been a risk area in Germany since November 1st. The Federal Foreign Office warns against traveling to Slovenia. If you still want to go on vacation there, you can do so. Slovenia continues to receive tourists from Germany.
Travelers have the choice in Slovenia: They can show a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) upon arrival or go into quarantine for ten days immediately after arrival. If you choose option 2, you can do a fee-based PCR test on the fifth day of quarantine. If it is negative, they are allowed to move freely.
Important to note: Hotels and restaurants are closed nationwide in Slovenia. However, grocers are open.
The number of people infected and killed by corona is also high in Spain. The Spanish mainland has been a risk area since September 2, 2020. On December 20, 2020, the RKI also declared the Balearic and Canary Islands a risk area. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to Spain and the Spanish islands.
If you want, you can also go on holiday to Spain these days. There is currently an entry and exit ban for the regions of Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia. However, tourists are allowed to enter all other parts of the country. Hotels and – for a limited time – restaurants and shops are open.
Before arriving, tourists must register on the website https://www.spth.gob.es and confirm that they have read the health information. You will receive a QR code that you have to show upon entry. At the latest when they arrive in the Canaries, travelers must also install the Corona warning app "Radar COVID".
Thailand is one of the few travel destinations that the RKI does not currently classify as a risk area. The Foreign Office does not warn against traveling to Thailand, but advises against it. The reason for this is the strict guidelines for entry.
Tourists need a special permit to enter Thailand: They can apply for the "Certificate of Entry" (COE) online via the website https://coethailand.mfa.go.th. For the application travelers need numerous documents:
- a copy of your passport,
- Confirmation of travel health insurance (coverage for Covid19 disease: at least 100,000 US dollars)
- a medical certificate of fitness to fly (not older than 72 hours at check-in)
- the result of a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours at check-in)
- a copy of the plane ticket
- a booking confirmation for a hotel approved for quarantine (for at least 14 days)
- a declaration of health ("Declaration Form") – available at https://www.thaigeneralkonsulat.de/de/endungsformulare.html
Once in Thailand, tourists have to go to their hotel and quarantine immediately upon arrival. The quarantine lasts 14 days. In dieser Zeit müssen Reisende mehrmals einen PCR-Test absolvieren. Erst wenn auch der letzte Test negativ ist, dürfen sie sich frei bewegen.
Zu ähnlichen Bedingungen bietet Thailand seit Anfang Januar auch ein Special Tourist Visa (STV) an. Inhaber des STV dürfen sich neunzig Tage in Thailand aufhalten und das Visum zweimal um jeweils weitere neunzig Tage verlängern.
Ein negativer PCR-Test ist für alle Reisen zu den Balearen, Kanaren und aufs spanische Festland Pflicht. Der Test darf nicht älter als 72 Stunden sein. Ausgenommen sind einzig Reisende, die auf dem Landweg nach Spanien kommen.
Pauschalurlauber und Wüstentouristen haben in Tunesien gute Karten: Bei der Einreise in Tunesien müssen sie keinen negativen PCR-Test vorweisen. Alle anderen Touristen hingegen müssen sich schon vor ihrer Reise nach Tunesien um einen PCR-Test kümmern. Dieser darf beim Check-In nicht älter als 72 Stunden sein.
Weitere Bedingungen müssen Reisende nicht erfüllen, wenn sie in Tunesien Urlaub machen möchten. Das nordafrikanische Land lebt vom Tourismus und bietet ihnen auch aktuell eine gute Infrastruktur: Hotels sind genauso wie Restaurants und Geschäfte geöffnet. Wegen extrem vieler Infektionen hat die tunesische Regierung einzig die Landkreise Douz Nord und Süd abgeriegelt.
Wie bei den meisten anderen Urlaubszielen gestaltet sich die Rückkehr aus Tunesien schwierig: Das RKI hat Tunesien am 7. Oktober 2020 als Risikogebiet eingestuft und das Auswärtige Amt vor Reisen nach Tunesien. Wieder zurück in Deutschland, müssen sich Reisende also für zehn Tage in Quarantäne begeben.
Auch die Türkei ist stark von der Corona-Pandemie betroffen. Wegen der immer noch hohen Zahl der Corona-Infizierten und Corona-Toten stuft das RKI die Türkei schon seit dem 15. Juni als Risikogebiet ein. Das Auswärtige Amt warnt vor Reisen in die Türkei – auch wegen der strengen Ein- und Ausreisebedingungen für deutsche Touristen.
Wer in der Türkei Urlaub machen möchte, muss einen negativen PCR-Test (nicht älter als 72 Stunden) vorweisen können. Können Reisende keinen negativen PCR-Test vorweisen, müssen sie sich für mindestens sieben Tage in Quarantäne begeben. Am siebten Tag der Quarantäne müssen sie einen PCR-Test absolvieren. Ist dieser Test negativ, können sich Touristen frei im Land bewegen.
Besonders heikel: Auch bei der Ausreise müssen Touristen einen negativen PCR-Test vorweisen. Dieser darf nicht älter als 48 Stunden sein. Touristen müssen den Test also in der Türkei machen und selber bezahlen. Ist der Test positiv, müssen Infizierte noch in der Türkei in Quarantäne gehen. Die Quarantäne in der Türkei ersetzt nicht die Quarantäne, in die Touristen nach ihrer Ankunft in Deutschland gehen müssen.
Schon früh im letzten Jahr haben die USA ihre Grenzen für Touristen aus Deutschland und Europa geschlossen. Am 12. März 2020 verhängte Donald Trump ein Einreiseverbot für Europäer. Sein Nachfolger Joe Biden hat dieses Einreiseverbot nun aufgehoben: Seit dem 26. Januar dürfen auch Touristen aus Deutschland wieder in die USA einreisen. Sie benötigen hierfür allerdings einen negativen PCR-Test oder Schnell-Test, der nicht älter als 72 Stunden sein darf. Nach der Einreise wird Touristen empfohlen, sich für mindestens sieben Tage in Quarantäne zu begeben und einen weiteren Test zu machen.
Vor Reisen in die USA warnen inzwischen auch das RKI und das Auswärtige Amt: Seit dem 3. Juli 2020 gelten die USA hier bei uns als Risikogebiet, weil auch der vorübergehende Einreisestopp den Amerikanern nicht geholfen hat, die Corona-Pandemie nachhaltig einzudämmen. Nach ihrer Rückkehr aus den USA müssen sich Reisende also für zehn Tage in Quarantäne begeben.
United Arab Emirates
Die Vereinigte Arabischen Emirate und ganz besonders Dubai und Abu Dhabi sind jedes Jahr das Reiseziel Hunderttausender deutscher Touristen. Auch aktuell können Touristen aus Deutschland in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE) Urlaub machen: Die Grenzen sind offen. Das RKI stuft die VAE allerdings seit dem 23. September 2020 als Risikogebiet ein und das Auswärtige Amt warnt auch vor Reisen nach Dubai und Abu Dhabi.
Um in den VAE Urlaub machen zu können, müssen Reisende eine Bestätigung ihrer Reisekrankenversicherung und einen negativen PCR-Test vorweisen. Sie können wählen, ob sie den PCR-Test vor oder bei der Einreise machen möchten. Wenn sie den Test noch in Deutschland machen, sollte er beim Check-in nicht älter als 96 Stunden sein. Machen sie den Test erst bei der Einreise, müssen Reisende sich im Hotel isolieren, bis das Ergebnis vorliegt.
Für Abu Dhabi gelten noch weitere Regeln. Hier müssen sich alle Reisenden für zehn Tage in Quarantäne begeben. Zusätzlich zum PCR-Test bei der Einreise müssen sie zudem am sechsten Tag der Quarantäne erneut einen PCR-Test machen. Mithilfe eines GPS-Armbands, das jeder Ankommende am Flughafen erhält, kontrollieren die Behörden, ob sich Touristen an die Quarantäne-Vorschriften halten.
Am 1. November 2020 hat das Robert-Koch-Institut Zypern zum Risikogebiet erklärt. Bis heute hat sich nichts an dieser Einschätzung geändert. Noch immer warnt das Auswärtige Amt aufgrund hoher Infektionszahlen vor Reisen nach Zypern. Wer unbedingt möchte, kann auf der Mittelmeerinsel dennoch Urlaub machen: Die Republik Zypern hält ihre Grenzen für Touristen geöffnet.
Um Urlaub auf Zypern zu machen, müssen sich Reisende 24 Stunden vor dem Abflug online auf der Internetseite https://cyprusflightpass.gov.cy registrieren. Sie erhalten einen „Cyprus Flight Pass“, den sie beim Hinflug vorzeigen müssen.
Für die Einreise benötigen Reisende zudem einen negativen PCR-Test. Dieser sollte nicht älter als 72 Stunden sein. Zusätzlich messen die zypriotischen Behörden bei der Einreise die Temperatur und bitten Touristen stichprobenartig zum PCR-Test. Wer getestet wird, muss sich solange im Urlaubshotel isolieren, bis ein (negatives) Testergebnis vorliegt.
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