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Question Concerning COVID and Germany (Schengen)

Question Concerning COVID and Germany (Schengen)

Old May 13, 20, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
LOL! Imagine what would have been done to him by the CBP if he had tried that as a German national in a FIS
He was a complete idiot. Did he not consider at all the requirement to pass through immigration without an ID card?
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Old May 13, 20, 5:28 am
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Also how did he manage to board the aircraft in the US? From all reports out here there is extensive scrutiny by the airlines before you are allowed to board...
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Old May 13, 20, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Now I have a question.

The article about the Russian student stuck in FRA (under the link above) has a photo of his "transit pass".

What is a transit pass? I never heard of such a document...
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Old May 14, 20, 1:20 am
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Its a kind of receipt they issue when they keep your passport. Indian parents of a friend got a similar piece of paper when they had to interrupt their journey from the US to India in FRA some time ago for medical reasons. The BuPo let them out of the non Schengen area to rest for two nights in the HGI and kept their passports.
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Old May 16, 20, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
There is discussion about loosening some land borders from 15 May, while others to stay closed until 15 June. A quarantine applies to travelers from certain countries. All a bit unclear at the moment.

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deuts...pPYDCQgO1dEMph

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-la...-15/a-53420131

https://www.dw.com/en/us-youth-tries...end/a-53418924
LondonElite i appreciate all the info youíve contributed to this thread, thank you. The information is really not clear and I guess itís Netflix and Grubhub staying here until it becomes more clear... I have to imagine the opening up the hotels is a step in the right direction.
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Old May 16, 20, 4:08 am
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You need to stay tuned for a few more weeks yet. Don’t go booking any travel.
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Old May 16, 20, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
You need to stay tuned for a few more weeks yet. Donít go booking any travel.
Lol... no. The only booking Iíve been doing is on the QR steal. I have award tickets on condor Sea-MUC via AS, but if things donít pan out, I can cancel free of charge due to my status. Itís just a back up.
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Old May 20, 20, 6:51 pm
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Are there any restrictions for travelers that just are transferring/connecting flights in Germany and not entering the country?
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Old May 21, 20, 12:50 am
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Originally Posted by Flyer3120 View Post
Are there any restrictions for travelers that just are transferring/connecting flights in Germany and not entering the country?
I don't believe anything has changed at the moment in this respect, yet and for another three weeks.

Citizens of EU member states and their families, as well as citizens of the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and their families are also allowed to travel through Germany to reach their home country if no other travel connection is possible. They will also be allowed to enter if their home or legal residence is in Germany. Other people may be refused entry if they cannot provide proof of urgent reasons for their entry. Please refer to the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community for details.
So if you are no an EU citizen / Schengen area+ you can't transit Germany.

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/e...lt/coronavirus
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So the only permitted circumstance for EU citizens/Schengen is to connect flights in Germany that they have to be going to their home country?
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
I don't believe anything has changed at the moment in this respect, yet and for another three weeks.



So if you are no an EU citizen / Schengen area+ you can't transit Germany.

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/e...lt/coronavirus
What you quoted (in English) doesn't say anything about transit. In this context, I would interpret the words "travel through" to mean enter and perhaps stay overnight at the airport, then take a train or drive (or maybe a domestic flight, then another international flight or a journey by land) to some other "home country" which I presume means either the country of citizenship or country of residence.
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Old May 21, 20, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
What you quoted (in English) doesn't say anything about transit. In this context, I would interpret the words "travel through" to mean enter and perhaps stay overnight at the airport, then take a train or drive (or maybe a domestic flight, then another international flight or a journey by land) to some other "home country" which I presume means either the country of citizenship or country of residence.
It's quite clear to me. You can travel through, or transit, Germany if there is no other way for you to get home. If your citizenship doesn't permit you to enter Germany you should probably assume that you won't be permitted to board your flight to Germany, unless it is to travel home.
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Old May 22, 20, 3:36 am
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So is June 15th the target date now for US citizens to enter Germany? I can also enter Serbia too now for business purposes.
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Old May 22, 20, 3:46 am
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Originally Posted by NWplatinum View Post
So is June 15th the target date now for US citizens to enter Germany? I can also enter Serbia too now for business purposes.
No, there is no target date. The border is essentially closed until 15 June. There is no decision as to what happens on 16 June (yet).
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Old May 22, 20, 3:54 am
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The conditions were updated earlier this week. Transit pax are allowed.

Published 18.05.2020
1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Germany.
This does not apply to:
- nationals of Germany;
- passengers with a residence permit issued by Germany;
- passengers with a D-Visa issued by Germany;
- husband, wife, child and registered partner of nationals or residents of Germany;
- passengers with evidence that their travel is to perform a professional activity, e.g., commuters, diplomats, nursing staff, food industry personnel, specialists;
- passengers in transit to their home country, if there is no other travel option. The purpose of travel and the entry requirements for the destination and transit countries must be proved;
- US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members;
- merchant seamen who are going to sign up on board or leave Germany for the purpose of repatriation.
2. Passengers allowed to enter Germany must self-isolate and must proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days.
- This does not apply to merchant seamen without Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
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