Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory
Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website and SafeTravel website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.
Information on COVID-19
As of 27 October 2020, Germany has lifted all entry restrictions for all Singapore residents, regardless of their nationality or the purpose of their journey. Singapore is classified as a non-risk area, hence travellers arriving from Singapore are not required to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Germany. All individuals aged six years or older travelling to Germany by air must hold proof of one of the following before entering Germany
The proof must be presented to the airline before departure from Singapore, and can be requested by the relevant German authorities up to ten days after arrival in Germany.
Transiting in Germany without leaving the international transit area of an airport does not constitute an entry into Germany. As such, the above documents would not be required.
Visa requirements and border procedures continue to apply; please see “Entry and Exit” section below. Kindly contact the German Embassy in Singapore for the latest updates on requirements for entry into Germany, including entry/travel restrictions, forms of proof of testing/vaccination/recovery accepted by the German authorities, and prevailing health measures.
Germany has currently imposed a partial lockdown, with specific measures varying between federal states and cities. Please note additional local COVID-19 measures on top of national measures, and check the website of the specific federal state and/or city that you are travelling to.
In general, the various German federal states require individuals to wear face masks (i.e. surgical/KN95/N95/FFP2 masks) while shopping indoors, as well as on local public transport. According to Germany’s Infection Protection Act, for districts or towns where the seven-day incidence of new COVID-19 infections exceeds 100 per 100,000 inhabitants over three consecutive days, the lockdown measures will include the following:
* As of 9 May 2021, individuals who (a) have been vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) have recovered from a COVID-19 infection will be exempt from restrictions marked with an asterisk (*). Please see above for guidelines on appropriate proof of vaccination and/or past infection. The German government nevertheless requires individuals who have been tested/vaccinated/recovered to continue wearing a face mask and adhering to prevailing social distancing guidelines.
Please visit the following websites for further details on the latest COVID-19 measures and entry restrictions applicable to travel to Germany:
German Federal Foreign Office - Information on entry restrictions, testing, and quarantine regulations in Germany
German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community – Frequently asked questions related to travel restrictions/border control measures
German Federal Ministry of Health – Current information for travellers
German Embassy in Singapore – Information on entry into Germany, and quarantine regulations