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Germany Removes India From List of High-Risk Areas


New Delhi: Effective September 19, 2021, persons residing in India have been permitted to travel to Germany for all purposes. However, all travellers 12 years and above need to furnish a vaccination certificate, proof of recovery or a negative Covid test for entry.

Persons entering by plane, regardless of whether they have spent time in risk or high incidence areas, will also need to provide these.

Only those travellers who have received the required doses of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich institute will be regarded as fully vaccinated. The last dose of the vaccine must have been received at least 14 days before departure.

Travellers vaccinated with Covaxin or others, not on this list will need to show a negative test undertaken at the most 72 hours before departure.

The travellers should not show any symptoms of Covid-19.

Travellers who have been infected in the past and carrying valid proof of a positive PCR test, done at least 28 days before but not before 6 months,  and showing no relevant symptoms now, will be considered fully recovered.

Those who are not fully vaccinated nor fully recovered have to show a negative test, either a PCR or a rapid antigen test prior to departure.

Travellers vaccinated in India with Covishield must check if their vaccination certificate contains the passport number or date of birth, since reference to Aadhar number is not sufficient.

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