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According to Federal Government regulations, anyone entering Germany from abroad can now be tested for coronavirus free of charge within 72 hours.
Since 8 August, coronavirus tests have been mandatory for people entering from anywhere which the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) currently classifies as a COVID-19 risk area!

Orders issued by the Federal Ministry of Health do not affect the provisions of Saxony’s own coronavirus quarantine legislation (“SächsCoronaQuarVO”).

People returning from risk areas

What is a risk area?
Travellers from abroad must be quarantined if they enter the country from an area that is considered to be a “risk area” by the RKI on the day of entry.
The RKI website has an overview of the areas which it currently classifies as COVID-19 risk areas.


What are the rules on entering Saxony from a “risk area”?
You are required to undergo a test and to provide certain information, as well as to contact the relevant health authority (Gesundheitsamt). You must present a negative COVID-19 test at the latest when requested by the health authorities. It is mandatory that you self-isolate at home until you receive a negative test result. The health authority may place travellers under observation for up to 14 days after arriving.