Netherlands - Coronatest
Travel to Germany
Anyone entering Germany from the Netherlands must register on the Federal Government's website before arriving in Germany. You must complete the registration form in full online. You must take a printed copy of the registration confirmation with you on your journey. You may be checked en route, and you will not be able to travel without this document.
On the website of the Federal Ministry of Health you can find all the information about the registration requirement and the exemptions.
If you are travelling from the Netherlands to Germany, you must be tested for COVID-19 beforehand (valid from 6 April). This test must not be older than 48 hours. This also applies to travellers travelling by car and train. The test result or medical certificate must confirm that you are not infected with the coronavirus. This information must be in English, French or German. You must be able to present the test result or medical certificate to the carrier or a possible border control before travelling. If it is not possible to have a test carried out before departure, the airline may carry out or arrange for a test to be carried out on you. If the result is negative, you may travel to Germany.
In principle, the nucleic acid amplification technique (PCR, LAMP, TMA) and antigen tests are recognised for the direct detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Rapid antigen tests are recognised if they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO. These include tests that achieve a sensitivity of ≥80% and a specificity of ≥97% compared to PCR tests.
Upon arrival, you must be quarantined. Please note: There are exceptions, these vary per federal state!
Specific information on the entry requirements for border crossers in the federal states and further information can be found on the corona portals of the federal states. This information is usually in German.Dutch government: Official travel advice
Corona page per German federal state:
- Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
- Lower Saxony
- North Rhine-Westphalia
A corona test is obligatory and valid for 48 hours. There is no quarantine obligation (as the test is negative) and no notification obligation under 24h. For border crossers and certain family visits, a coronatest is valid for 72 hours.
08.05.2021, 11:37 CEST