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Germany Now Permits Entry for Travellers From Chile, Kuwait & Rwanda

All vaccinated travelers from Chile, Kuwait and Rwanda will now be allowed to enter Germany without restrictions as the three territories have been added to the list of epidemiologically safe countries, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Construction and Society (BMI) has confirmed.

Based on the entry rules currently in force in Germany, all people from one of the three countries listed above who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter Germany without having to follow strict entry restrictions, such as testing and self-examination. Solitude rules.

However, in order to be allowed unrestricted entry, each traveler must meet the requirements regarding their vaccination status as well as the vaccine they have been immunized with, reports.

In line with the decree on coronavirus entry regulations for vaccinated travelers, everyone must present a vaccination certificate, which indicates that the holder has been immunized against the disease with one of the vaccines approved by Germany for travel.

Germany has recognized five travel vaccines so far, which are as follows:

BioNTech / Pfizer (Comirnaty) Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Moderna (Spikevax) AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) Covishield (Serum Institute of India)

In addition, with the exception of the certificate of vaccination, those who prove that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months are also exempted from the entry rules, which means that the certificate of recovery also exempts travelers from Chile, Kuwait and Rwanda from the measures imposed upon entry.

Except for the three newly added countries to the list, Germany also allows unrestricted entry to the following third countries:

Australia Hong Kong Jordan Canada Qatar Macau New Zealand Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Ukraine Uruguay China (subject to reciprocity)

Uruguay was recently added to the list of safe third countries.

“Residents of other countries outside the European Union are only allowed to enter Germany if they play an important role, if they have an urgent need to travel, or if they have been fully vaccinated,” the ministry noted.

Thus, similar to the three countries recently added to the list, all people coming from one of these epidemiologically safe countries can enter Germany without undergoing testing or self-isolation rules provided they have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease.

Previously, the German agency and research institute responsible for disease prevention and control, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), announced that Japan, Senegal and a French region would be removed from the list of high-risk areas. Hence, since yesterday, all people coming from these areas are no longer required to follow strict entry rules that apply to arrivals from high-risk countries and regions.

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