Travelers from Spain to Germany no longer forced to quarantine as country taken off high-risk list

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Anyone planning on traveling from Spain to Germany from Sunday who is not vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer be forced to quarantine upon arrival in Germany the German Foreign Ministry has announced.

This is due to Germany removing Spain from the country’s list of areas that are thought to be at high-risk for Covid-19 infection.

Anyone traveling from Spain to Germany will still be required to provide one of the following:

  • A negative COVID-19 test result from a PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival or a rapid antigen test no more than 48 hours before arrival in Germany
  • Proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination — both doses of the vaccine must have been given at least 14 days before arrival
  • Proof of recovery from an infection.

Proof of any of these must be presented to the airline before travel if you are flying into Germany.

Spain was placed on Germany’s high-risk list over a month ago after Covid-19 cases began to rise on both the mainland and on the Spanish islands.

The country will be removed from the list as of Sunday, August 29th.

Be aware, however, should Covid cases begin to rise in Spain again, it is possible the German government could return the country to high-risk status and reinstitute stricter arrival requirements.

For continually updated information about travel requirements from Spain to Germany, check the Federal Foreign Office’s official website.