Since December 2019, the respiratory disease COVID-19, triggered by the novel corona virus called SARS-CoV-2, has been spreading in rapid steps. The first cases have occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. However, the virus has made its way across countries and continents in recent weeks. It is no longer just Asia that is affected, but also Europe – and Germany – where the number of cases is increasing. The coronavirus, which is usually accompanied by flu-like symptoms but can also be fatal, is currently keeping the entire tourism industry in check.
To prevent the further spread of the disease, many countries have now tightened their entry regulations. Although in many cases the first thing that happens is that health checks are tightened up, travellers are increasingly confronted with quarantine measures or temporary entry bans. In addition to health questionnaires or temperature measurements, domestic and stationary quarantine stays and even border closures are possible consequences for tourists.
Since the number of countries that have introduced restrictions is increasing almost daily, we are providing you here with a list of all affected destinations. This list will of course be checked and updated continuously.
However, please note: Due to the rapidly changing situation, changes may occur at short notice at any time. For this reason, all travellers, especially those travelling from coronavirus-infected areas, should inform themselves about the current situation at their responsible foreign representative office. There may also be restrictions which do not take into account the whereabouts and previous travel behaviour of the persons concerned. In addition, border officials may at any time make individual decisions that deviate from the general regulations.