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Germany, Switzerland & Austria

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    Currently, to participate in this tour all travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must have proof of negative results for a COVID-19 test
    taken within 72-hours before departure due to country requirements, US Department of State and CDC guidance, 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 COVID-19 test results for transit
    NEEDED 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 COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

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

    Documents needed

    Mandatory proof of vaccination
    NEEDED 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 have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate. 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.

    Mandatory pre-registration form
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers from selected countries must fill out a digital entry registration form a maximum of 3 days before arrival and carry their confirmation during travel. Travelers are recommended to submit their proof of vaccination/testing/recovery via the online portal before arrival to avoid quarantine.

    No visa required
    NEEDED 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 Switzerland

    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

    No proof of test results for vaccinated travelers
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers who are fully vaccinated are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before travel.

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers aged 12 years and older must wear masks on public transportation, indoors, and in public places where the physical distance of 1.5 meters can not be maintained.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory entry form
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers, including those in transit, must fill up an entry form before entering Switzerland.

    Mandatory proof of vaccination
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Vaccinated travelers must have become fully vaccinated in the last 12 months before travel with a vaccine authorized for travel to Switzerland such as Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, and others. Please check the source for more information. 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 have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

    Mandatory health pass for public activity
    NEEDED ON ARRIVAL

    Travelers aged 16 years and older must have proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 in order to enter events, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, and other venues and activities in Switzerland. If you have been vaccinated, you can either show a recognized non-Swiss certificate or you can have a Swiss COVID certificate issued. You will be issued with the COVID certificate on the application on paper or as a PDF document with a QR code. With the COVID Certificate app, you can host your COVID certificate on your mobile device. If you are unvaccinated, you must have a test, and if the result is negative you can then be issued with a COVID certificate. Your personal details on the COVID certificate should correspond with those in your passport or on your ID card.

    Switzerland to Austria

    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

    No proof of negative COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination do not need to present negative COVID-19 test results.

    Masks are mandatory in public

    Travelers must wear masks in most indoor settings. The FFP2 mask is required in public transportation, cable cars, and all shops.

    Documents needed

    Mandatory proof of vaccination
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Fully vaccinated travelers must show proof of having received all doses of the vaccine before travel. Travelers can also show proof of past infection, and 1 vaccination dose, received at least 22 days before travel. Travelers who do not have proof of vaccination in German or English must use the Austrian government official health certificate in either language to certify vaccination. Vaccines recognized to enter Austria are BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca (Covishield), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. - Travelers are allowed to enter if they have received mix-and-match vaccines. - Sinovac and Sinopharm are not valid for entering hotels, restaurants within Austria. Please see the source for more details on vaccine validity, and accepted vaccine combinations. Travelers have the option to present proof via EU Digital Certificate.

    Mandatory health pass for public activity

    Travelers are required to present a health pass to enter restaurants, hotels, etc. Travelers will need to show either a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination. Sinovac/Sinopharm vaccine certificates are not valid for entering hotels, restaurants, etc. within Austria. Please see the source for more details.

    Austria 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

    Proof of negative COVID-19 test results
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers 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 performed no more than 3 days before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. If a traveler’s flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, the traveler could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after. 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 note detected." A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable. This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers, as well as travelers who have been vaccinated. Travelers may use a self-test (sometimes referred to as a home test) that meets the given criteria. Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules prior to travel to each state.

    Mandatory travel attestation form
    NEEDED BEFORE ARRIVAL

    Travelers must complete a travel attestation form before arrival. This form will be provided by the airline at check-in.