Thailand removed from Germany’s list of COVID-19 high risk countries

Germany has removed Thailand from its list of COVID-19 high-risk countries, effective from today (Sunday), under which people arriving from Thailand can enter Germany without the need for quarantine, if they are fully inoculated with either BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson vaccines, according to the webpage of the Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin.

Despite the exemption from mandatory quarantine, the embassy said that Thai travellers to Germany must still carry a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, produced within the 72 hours prior to arrival, or 48 hours in the case of a negative antigen test result.

Those who have previously been infected with COVID-19 are required to provide proof of a positive RT-PCR test resultwhich is at least 28 days old, but not more than six months, or proof that they have been fully inoculated with either of the four vaccines not less than 14 days prior to arrival.

The travellers must also state the reason for their urgent need to travel to Germany clearly, except for Thais who also hold German citizenship, have a residence or family in Germany or in any of the European Union countries or who have been fully inoculated with any of the four vaccines at least 14 days prior to arrival.

Those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least one dose of any of the four vaccines do not need to specify the reason for their urgent need to travel.


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