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Travellers in front of a corona Test-center at an airport.

Travellers in front of a corona Test-center at an Airport., © dpa / Sven Simon

04.01.2022 - Article

With effect from 04.01.2022 the Federal Republic of Germany no longer lists Zimbabwe as an area of variant of concern. This implies that most of the travel restrictions have been lifted.

Zimbabwe is now being designated as a high risk country. Some entry restrictions remain in place.


Exemptions to entry restrictions


Who is exempted from the entry restrictions?

  1. German citizens or members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18)
  2.  EU citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and the members of their immediate family (spouses, children under 18, parents of children under 18)
  3.  citizens of non-EU countries who have a current long-term residence permit from an EU or Schengen country and their immediate family members, as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations
  4. fully vaccinated people irrespective of their travel purpose (please see “What rules apply for fully vaccinated people?”), as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations
  5. people who have an urgent need to travel (please see  “What constitutes an urgent need for travel?”), as long as they comply with passport and visa regulations

Full information is accessible on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community


Where to find more information

More information is available from the following institutions:

Information on coronavirus and regulations in English and other languages

Ministry of the Interior

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Transport

The World Health Organization

Robert Koch Institute

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