Germany qualifies Sweden and Hungary as “high risk areas”

By | 8 March 2021

The German Robert Koch Institute has qualified Sweden and Hungary as the so-called “high risk areas”. What does this mean for professional drivers?

Bad Tölz, Germany (pixabay)

All persons who stayed in the so-called “high risk areas” (the current list can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute) must register in the German system. Registration is available at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de

In the event of technical difficulties in the operation of the portal, as has happened recently, you must fill out a replacement form, available in many languages at this link, and present it to the authorities when entering German territory.

Registration also applies to professional drivers! The only case when drivers are exempt from the registration obligation is when they pass through the above-mentioned area in transit without stopping.

Is a COVID-19 negative test also mandatory?

Professional drivers, entering Germany from “high risk areas”, are exempt from showing negative COVID-19 test results when staying in Germany for less than 72 hours. If the intended period of stay in Germany is difficult to predict and may exceed 3 days, it is recommended to perform a negative test with yourself.

Source: UNECE