Germany has dropped its national travel restrictions for travellers who have been in SA as it no longer considers it to be a coronavirus high-risk area.
According to Business Insider, this means that the general European Union rules apply to those who travel from SA to Germany. This includes the freedom to enter for anyone who has been full vaccinated.
The SA government is due to make available electronic vaccine passports.
However, some travel restrictions remain in place, reports Business Tech. Travellers aged 12 years or older need to have proof of the following to enter Germany:
- A negative Covid-19 test result; or
- Proof of a full Covid-19 vaccination; or
- Proof of recovery from an infection.
The proof must be held prior to entering Germany and must be presented to the airline before its departure where applicable.
Meanwhile, Germany has also confirmed that the standard vaccine card from South African’s are being accepted as proof of vaccination.
“The commonly used South African Vaccination Record Card -if properly filled out – does fulfil these formal requirements,” says Germany’s mission to Southern Africa.
The change in Germany’s approach to SA has been in effect from September 19, making the list of European countries grow that are now allowing South Africans in, including Switzerland, France, Spain and Finland.