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24.06.2021 - Article

From 25 June 2021, entry to Germany will again be possible without any pandemic related restrictions for persons from Jamaica who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars‑CoV‑2 coronavirus. 

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Relaxation of restrictions on entry to Germany for vaccinated persons from 25 June 2021

From 25 June 2021, entry to Germany will be possible for persons from Jamaica who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars‑CoV‑2 coronavirus with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Fully vaccinated persons will then once again be able to enter Germany for the purpose of visits and as tourists. From 21 June 2021 fully vaccinated persons will also be able to apply for any necessary visas from the German Embassy Kingston.

However, this does not apply to entry to Germany from countries that are classified as areas of variant of concern. Entry to Germany from these areas continues to be prohibited.

Only persons who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul‑Ehrlich‑Institute and whose last required vaccination was administered at least 14 days ago can enter Germany. This currently applies solely to vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The plan is to extend this to other vaccines with a comparable level of protection as soon as the necessary tests have been completed.

To enter Germany, a digital EU COVID certificate or comparable proof of vaccination in digital or analogue form (paper form) in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish must be presented. This must always include:

  1. the personal data of the vaccinated person (at least family name, first name and date of birth),
  2. date of vaccination, number of vaccinations,
  3. name of vaccine,
  4. name of disease vaccinated against,
  5. identifiers that indicate the person or institution responsible for administering the vaccination or issuing the certificate, for example an official symbol or the name of the issuername.

In the case of a person who has recovered from infection, a single dose of a vaccine is sufficient. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof must also be provided that they had the SARS‑CoV‑2 coronavirus before their vaccination. The proof of illness must be written in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish and available in digital or analogue form (paper form).

Persons under the age of 12 and who are not yet vaccinated may enter the country with proof of a negative test (PCR test or antigen test) when accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. Persons under the age of six do not require proof of a negative test.

Further information is available on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.


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