Germany and list of countries with restrictions – update

By | 15 March 2021

As every week, the Robert Koch Institute has published changes in the perception of different countries and areas as more or less dangerous when it comes to the possibility of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This has an impact on the obligations of road transport drivers planning to enter Germany.

On March 12, the German Robert Koch Institute published a new classification of countries according to threats related to the coronavirus epidemic.

Current information and the list, valid from 12-03-2021, are available at this link.

Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany (pixabay)

One of the most important changes is the removal of Portugal from the so-called “variants of the coronavirus area”. Portugal is therefore transferred to the “risk areas”, which means that drivers staying in the last 10 days in this country will not have to show a negative COVID-19 test result nor have to register in the German system when entering Germany.

Another significant change is the introduction of Moldova to the list of high-risk countries – in this case there is no obligation to test for COVID-19, but professional drivers before entry to Germany must register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de

A detailed list of obligations and European countries in different risk categories can be found in our previous article on this topic, available at this link: https://truxmap.eu/germany-different-rules-when-entering-from-different-european-countries

Please consider the mentioned above changes. We will publish a new, complete list in case of significant changes in the classification.