Experience Germany’s cultural treasure chest. No other place in Germany has conserved as much evidence of more than 1000 years of German and European history as the area of today’s Sachsen-Anhalt. Visitors can enjoy this whilst experiencing some of the most worthwhile sights in the world.
Saxony-Anhalt is well worth a visit – several, in fact!
This is where Martin Luther carried out his work, leaving his mark on the state and transforming it into the Cradle of the Reformation. This is where the Bauhaus reached its heyday and developed its distinctive style, which made it the absolute icon of modernity to this day. Saxony-Anhalt has the highest concentration of World Heritage Sites in Germany: the Bauhaus Dessau, Luther’s Wittenberg and Eisleben, Quedlinburg’s Old Town, the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz and the Naumburg Cathedral.
Things to watch when holidaying abroad, the regulations that apply and what persons arriving in Germany need to know after spending time in a risk area.
Entering Germany by plane or from a risk area (basic risk area, high incidence area or area of variants of concern)
If you are travelling by plane from any country (whether a risk area or not) or have spent time in one of the risks areas listed below within the 10 days prior to entering the Federal Republic of Germany, you must follow specific regulations. The Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung) of 12 May 2021 includes the following:
A general obligation for travellers entering the country by air to furnish proof. Persons entering by plane must – irrespective of whether or not they spent time in a risk area – present a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery to their carrier prior to departure.
Special registration, proof and quarantine obligations for persons entering the country after spending time in a foreign basic risk area, high-incidence area or area of variants of concern:
Registration required: Persons entering the country after spending time in a risk area are obliged to fill out the digital registration on entry and carry the confirmation with them when entering the country. The confirmation will be checked by the carrier and may also be checked by the Federal Police within the framework of its responsibilities as a border control agency.
Should you, for want of the necessary technical equipment, or because of a technical malfunction, be unable to conduct a digital registration on entry, you will be required to fill out a substitute registration. If neither the carrier, nor the Federal Police ask you to present the substitute registration, you must conduct the digital registration on entry within 24 hours after entry or submit the substitute registration immediately by post to Deutsche Post E-POST Solutions GmbH, Aussteigekarte, 69990 Mannheim.
Obligation to furnish proof: Travellers who spent time in a high-incidence area or area of variants of concern must, as a rule, already carry with them a negative test result on entry and, if demanded by the carrier, present this proof for the purpose of carriage. Travellers who spent time in a high-incidence area may also present proof of vaccination or recovery. Without such proof, carriage is not possible. If entering Germany following a stay in a basic risk area, travellers must be in possession of a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery within 48 hours of entry. The proof must be uploaded via the travel portal.
Obligation to quarantine: Travellers who spent time in risk areas are obliged to proceed directly to their own home or other suitable accommodation (e.g. hotel) and remain exclusively at this location following arrival (quarantine). The basic quarantine period following a stay in a basic risk area or a high-incidence area is 10 days and, following a stay in an area of variants of concern, 14 days.
Ending quarantine: Travellers who spent time in a basic risk area may end home quarantine prematurely by submitting a negative test, proof of recovery or a vaccination certificate via the Federal Republic’s travel portal. Travellers who spent time in a high-incidence area may end home quarantine prematurely by submitting proof of recovery or a vaccination certificate via the travel portal or, after five days, by opting to “test themselves free” and presenting a negative test result. Quarantine can be ended in each case from the time the negative test result has been submitted.Following a stay in an area of variants of concern, even people with a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery are obligated to quarantine for fourteen days. Moreover, this quarantine cannot be ended prematurely.
The regulation on the obligation to quarantine when entering from risk areas will initially be in force until 28 July 2021.
For travellers entering Germany from so-called areas of virus variants of concern, a ban on carriage applies to the transport of persons from those countries into Germany by rail, bus, ship or plane.
Information on the exemptions from the obligations to register, provide proof or quarantine and the ban on carriage currently in force can be obtained from the website of the Federal Ministry of Health
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