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Tuesday, 30th June 2020
Tegel Airport, Berlin (Courtesy Photo)
Due to the coronavirus outbreak many countries have imposed travel restrictions or taken other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Federal Republic of Germany has issued the following quarantine regulations for people entering or returning to Germany.

From 16th June 2020 onward, the 14-day domestic quarantine applies only to persons who have been moving in high-risk areas 14 days prior to entry into Germany. It is irrelevant whether persons have travelled directly to Berlin or via a different German Federal State. The definition of a high risk area is a state or region outside the Federal Republic of Germany, for which a high-risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 exists, prior to entry into the Federal Republic of Germany. The classification of high risk areas is determined by the Federal Ministry for Health, The Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Community and is announced by the Robert-Koch-Institute (

Persons with a doctors' note AND current laboratory results in both, German and English, which attest no indication of infection with the Corona Virus SARS CoV 2, are exempt from the 14-day domestic quarantine. The molecular biological testing for the virus has to be carried out by a member state of the European Union or any other laboratory accredited with the Robert-Koch-Institute and executed no longer than 48 hours prior to entry in the Federal Republic of Germany.

In principal, all exceptions and exemptions from the domestic quarantine rules only apply if the persons concerned are free of any symptoms indicating an infection with COVID-19 according to the current criteria of the Robert-Koch-Institute.

Please note that these arrangements are subject to change at any moment and are different throughout Germany. The Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany therefore advises one to consult the relevant websites of the respective state Chancelleries. For Berlin it is

Further information, the model ordinance and links are available on the websitesof the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

Source: Public Diplomacy Desk, Uganda Embassy, Berlin