Entry requirements for returning travellers

Entry requirements for returning travellers

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Tourism & Entry Requirements

The English version is for information only. For a legally binding version, please refer to the German text.


Travellers should check the websites of the Federal Ministry of HealthExternal Link and the Federal Foreign OfficeExternal Link in good time before starting their journey and before returning to the Federal Republic of Germany.

As of 3 March 2022, no states or regions will be considered high-risk areas. Classifications as areas of variants of concern are listed by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI.de)External Link.

If you are planning a trip within Germany, inform yourself e.g. on the websites of the state governments. The rules of the federal states apply.

There are no travel or movement restrictions within the state of Hesse: Hessen.de: Corona in HessenExternal Link


Further Information:
frankfurt-tourismus.de: Corona ExitExternal Link
frankfurt-tourismus.de: Tourist Information OfficesExternal Link


Entry Requirements & Regulations for Travellers

You should check the websites of the Federal Ministry of HealthExternal Link (German only) and the Federal Foreign OfficeExternal Link well in advance of your trip and before returning to Germany.


Which rules apply depends on whether the area is classified as a high-risk area or area of variant of concern by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI.de)External Link.


The government of Hesse has summarized the rules for returneesExternal Link (German only).


For more information, please visit:

Digital Registraion on EntryExternal Link
Bundesregierung.de: FAQ TravelExternal Link (German only)
Bundesgesundheitsministerium.de: Entry information in multiple languagesExternal Link
Federal Foreign Office: Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in GermanyExternal Link
Federal Foreign Office: COVID-19-related travel warnings: FAQExternal Link (German only)
Frankfurt-airport.com: FAQ coronavirusExternal Link

Entry requirements fpr returning travellers

Tourism in Frankfurt am Main

Guided city tours take place in compliance with the currently applicable hygiene measures. The opening hours for the Tourist Information of the Tourismus+Congress GmbH on Römerberg and at the Central Railway Station (“Hauptbahnhof”) are:
Tourist Information Römerberg
Monday to Friday: 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Sundays and public holidays: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Tourist Information Central Railway Station (“Hauptbahnhof”)

Monday to Sunday: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Last updated on 4 March 2022
For further information, please visit: Tourist Information Offices | Frankfurt Tourism (frankfurt-tourismus.de)External LinkGuided City Tours on Foot | Frankfurt Tourism (frankfurt-tourismus.de)External Link

Information about Frankfurt Airport

Terminals 1 and 2 are open.

Also open are the visitor terrace, airport tours and the Fraport Visitor Center.

Since  Saturday, April 2, the mandate to wear face coverings in Frankfurt Airport’s passenger terminals is removed. Despite the mask mandate being lifted, face masks are recommended in those areas where social distancing is not always possible.


Last updated on 5 May 2022
For further information, please visit: FAQ Coronavirus (Covid-19) (frankfurt-airport.com)External Link; Current information for travelers (Coronavirus Entry Regulations) - BundesgesundheitsministeriumExternal Link


Where can people entering Germany get tested?

The State Government provides an overview of COVID-19 testing centre locations in Hesse: www.corona-test-hessen.deExternal Link (German only)

For a summary of the registration, testing and quarantine requirements for people entering Germany, please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Health: SMS when entering Germany - BundesgesundheitsministeriumExternal Link


Last updated on 4 March 2022
For further information, please visit: RKI - Navigation - Information zur Anerkennung von diagnostischen Tests auf SARS-CoV-2 bei Einreise aus einem Risikogebiet nach DeutschlandExternal Link (German only)