Coronavirus: Travel & Residences

What do I need to know?

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way we travel significantly. Here you will find out what you should consider if you want to travel abroad from Germany. It is not just travelling abroad that has changed; entry into Germany and residence regulations have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read further to learn about the current entry and residence regulations in Germany.

What do I need to know?

Can I currently travel abroad?

Can I currently travel to Germany?

What should I watch out for when I come back to Germany?

How can I extend my residence permit?

My visa has expired during my stay in Germany. What should I do?

My visa expired before entering Germany. What should I do?

I would like to apply for a visa but I can't acquire a language certificate at the moment. What now?


If you suspect that you are infected, contact your doctor or the local Health Department. They can tell you what to do next. Please do not go to the doctor's office before first calling them. Another option is to go to your doctors' office during the visiting hours specifically assigned to COVID patients if they have such visiting hours. You can find your local Health Department's contact details on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.