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Historic Germany: Berlin to Bavaria

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    EF Go Ahead Tours currently requires that all tour participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure. These requirements are in addition to any destination requirements listed below due to US Department of State and CDC guidance, the wellbeing of the group, and/or operational feasibility.

    The United States to Germany

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks on public transport, airports and in shops. Distancing rules must be respected and travelers must cover their faces using a surgical mask or FFP2 (or similar) mask.

    German Ministry of the Interior
    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for transitNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to make a transit connection in Germany. Travelers may need to present proof indicating they are allowed to enter their destination country.

    No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelersNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have negative COVID-19 test results before traveling to Germany.

    Children under the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated if they are traveling with a parent who is fully vaccinated. For more details, please see the source.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate in paper or digital form. Proof of vaccination must be in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish. Travelers must have received their last vaccine dose required no less than 14 days before the travel date. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer/Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, and AstraZeneca. Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 will be considered fully vaccinated after receiving a single dose of the above-accepted vaccines. Travelers must show proof that they were infected with COVID-19 prior to being vaccinated. Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations. Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers. This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 12.

    Travelers coming from risk areas must upload their negative test results, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery a maximum of 48 hours before arrival via the Digital Registration on Entry travel portal.

    Health pass may be required for indoor activitiesNEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers may be required to provide proof of vaccination, immunization, or negative COVID-19 test when visiting hospitals, nursing and care homes, and assisted living facilities for the disabled, as well as for access to indoor cafés and restaurants and at indoor events and celebrations, for personal care services, indoor sports and overnight accommodation. These documents are required in districts with COVID-19 incidence rates of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants during the past 7 days.

    No visa requiredNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    To visit Germany for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.

    Germany to The United States

    Please note: Local requirements may be listed for destinations not visited on your tour itinerary. Cross-reference your itinerary to confirm which guidelines apply to you.

    General information

    Masks are mandatory on public transportation

    Travelers must wear masks on public transportation in the United States. Some states still require the use of masks in public places, please verify the regional requirements before traveling.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory travel attestation formNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically, such as through the VeriFLY app. However, you may still want to keep a printed copy as a precaution. Section 1 of the form below must be completed by all travelers while section 2 must only be completed by travelers that are not citizens or residents of the USA.

    Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test resultsNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    All travelers regardless of their vaccination status must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are "negative," SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected," SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected," or "COVID-19 not detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.

    This requirement does not apply to: -Travelers under the age of 2; -Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation. Please see the source for more details.

    Mandatory proof of vaccinationNEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if 2 weeks have passed since their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The US government currently accepts vaccines approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA and the WHO. Vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran), AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm BIBP, Covaxin and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Travelers unable to present a valid certificate may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.

    Any combination of 2 doses of an FDA approved/authorized or WHO emergency use listed COVID-19 2-dose series are accepted. The second dose in a 2-dose heterologous series must have been received no earlier than 17 days (21 days with a 4 day grace period) after the first dose. For more information about accepted proof of vaccination, please check the source.