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Question Concerning COVID and Germany (Schengen)

Old Jun 21, 20, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by terbangalways View Post
Any idea if i could enter Germany if i arrive and have been in UK for past 20 days?
I am not EU citizen.
Based on IATA, arriving from UK is possible.
No, you are currently not permitted to enter Germany.
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Old Jun 22, 20, 7:25 am
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But arriving by train from Switzerland, where I am based, with a UK passport hopefully won't be a problem when I travel this week. We will see. I haven't been out of Switzerland during the whole Coronavirus crisis.
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Old Jun 25, 20, 7:13 pm
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Greetings!

My husband and I are in California but in a county with relatively low infection rates. One of us has a German passport and the other a residency permit. We can enter Germany any time. We want to visit my 87 yo mother in Bavaria for her 88th birthday. There is a quarantine requirement for 14 days in most German states coming from certain US states. This includes CA as of now. Does anyone know how/if this is enforced? We would be staying in Hessen in a hotel. We have a house in RPL where we will not be staying. In Bavaria there is an exemption if you can produce a negative per test taken within the last 48h. That is not available where we are staying. Any ideas how to see my mom who has some dementia?
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Old Jun 26, 20, 12:41 am
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The restrictions are pretty tough, the hotel is obligated to report you to the authorities via the Meldegesetz. The local Gesundheitsamt will then check on you to see if you are following the quarantine. Also it is strongly discouraged to visit the elderly, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE COMING FROM A HOTSPOT!!!! Why would you want to expose your mother to the virus?
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Old Jun 26, 20, 11:41 am
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How does it work in practice, though? Would German immigration officers ask for evidence of where in the US the traveler is living (e.g., drivers license) and instruct those from US states on the risky countries/states list to follow the quarantine rules of their destination state?

Seems to me if you are quarantined in a hotel in Hessen, you won’t be able to visit family in Bavaria.

A possible solution would seem to be to get a covid test done right before departure and then stay in Bavaria. The test would seem to be advisable anyway.

Whatever happened to Lufthansa’s announcement of offering tests in FRA and MUC for arriving passengers?
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Old Jun 28, 20, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by Nobbi View Post
We would be staying in Hessen in a hotel.
Are you sure the hotel will actually accept you? The quarantine rule in Hessen states that you have to go after arrival immediately and without detour to your home or suitable location where you have to stay for 14 days. You have to register with the local health authority. I'm not sure a hotel is a suitable location or falls under the definition of a suitable location. The good thing is that if you have a valid test that you have no infection you do not need to go into quarantine. See https://www.hessen.de/sites/default/..._juni_2020.pdf

Not covered by § 1 subsection (1), first sentence, are persons who have a medical certificate in German or English, confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and immediately present this to the responsible health authority on request. The medical certificate in accordance with the first sentence above must be based on a molecular biological test for the presence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has been tested in a Member State of the European Union or another country authorised by the Robert Koch Institute and was carried out no more than 48 hours before entry into the Federal Republic of Germany. The medical The certificate in accordance with the first sentence above shall be retained for at least 14 days after entry

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Old Jun 28, 20, 2:24 pm
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Noel Phillips' channel covered this sort of thing either yesterday/today while transiting through Frankfurt, basically nothing happened
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Old Jun 29, 20, 1:34 am
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Whether you are caught/tracked or not, anyone with a semblance of sanity must surely realize it is assinine to travel between the US and Europe this summer for non-essential purposes. You are putting yourself and the people you visit under completely uneccessary additional risk.
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Old Jun 30, 20, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
But arriving by train from Switzerland, where I am based, with a UK passport hopefully won't be a problem when I travel this week. We will see. I haven't been out of Switzerland during the whole Coronavirus crisis.
The trip from Switzerland to Germany with the train was excellent and totally smooth. I stopped for 2 hours in Basel, ostensibly to get my hair cut in Lörrach. There were no passport or customs checks of questions (might have been different if I hadn't cut my hair!). The trains, as well as all shops, in Germany have a Maskenpflicht, which means you have to wear a mask. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, and people in shops, cafes and restaurants were welcoming and slightly apologetic about the mask thing. The train was totally fine, not too full and it ran on time. It was a Swiss SBB train that took me up to Mainz, so no WiFi was available.

Near Mainz I visited a winegrower in the Ingelheim area and ordered several cartons of wine for the summer. Spent in the night in Mainz at the ibis Mainz City, which was ok but nothing more (but perfectly friendly) and had an excellent meal in a brewery (Eisgrub) and then spent the evening in a wine bar (at a table in the street so I didn't have to wear a mask). The mask had to be worn anywhere in or around the hotel, as well as in the interesting Antike Schifffahrt museum over the road (which was free). Otherwise it was really great how Germany has adapted to the situation and somehow kept life normal. In each establishment you have to give your name, address and phone number for eventual contact tracing. That was done in a pleasant, uncomplicated and efficient manner. It did not apply to shops (I was in and out of REWE City and Penny for provisions), but as usual masks must be worn.
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