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25.06.2021 - Article

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Relaxation of restrictions on entry to Germany for vaccinated persons from 25 June 2021

From 25 June 2021, entry to Germany will be possible for persons from Indonesia who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars‑CoV‑2 coronavirus with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Fully vaccinated persons will then once again be able to enter Germany for the purpose of visits and as tourists. From 21 June 2021 fully vaccinated persons will also be able to apply for any necessary visas at VFS Global and the Honorary Consuls of the Federal Republic of Germany.

However, this does not apply to entry to Germany from countries that are classified as areas of variant concern. Entry to Germany from these areas continues to be prohibited.

What is considered as proof of vaccination?

For the purpose of entry, proof of vaccination must meet the requirements of Section 2 No. 10 of the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations:

1.     The proof must demonstrate the existence of full vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus:

Vaccination in this instance must have been carried out with one or more of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul Ehrlich Institute at https://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19 and

  • either comprises the number of vaccine doses necessary to provide full protection as listed online by the Paul Ehrlich Institute at https://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19 and no less than 14 days have elapsed since the last required single vaccination, or
  • one dose of vaccine in the case of a recovered person. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof of the occurrence of a COVID-19 infection prior to vaccination must be given. A positive PCR test must be presented as proof. 

2.     The following data must be included in the proof of vaccination: 

  • The personal data of the vaccinated person (at least first and last name and date of birth or passport/identity card number)
  • The date/s of vaccination and number of vaccination doses
  • The name of the vaccine
  • The name of the disease against which the person was vaccinated, and
  • Identification of the person or institution responsible for vaccinating the person or issuing the certificate, for example the official symbol or name of the issuer. 

The handling fees of VFS Global are listed as follows and are to be paid in Indonesian Rupiah:

  • general information about German Schengen visa - free of charge
  • appointment system for submission of German Schengen visa application at VFS - free of charge
  • biometric capture incl. photo scan and finger-printing:  - service fee
  • SMS Status Report, Track & Trace ( per SMS, per Mail, per phone ) – optional premium service
  • form filling assistance – optional premium service
  • arrangement of Schengen travel health insurance – optional premium service
  • courier transfer of the passport – optional premium service
  • photocopies – optional premium service
  • 4 biometric passport photographs – optional premium service
  • Premium Lounge / VIP Service – optional premium service
  • Prime Time for visa application (15.00 – 17.00 hrs.) – optional premium service
  • Prime Time passport collection (8.00 – 12.00 hrs. and 13.00 – 14.00 hrs.) – optional premium service
  • Printing – optional premium service

3.     The proof of full vaccination must be written in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.

4.     Proof is accepted in written or digital form so long as they fulfil the requirements listed in 1, 2, and 3. Photographed written proof of vaccination is not considered as digital proof by airlines or authorities responsible for border police control. Proof in digital form should have been issued digitally by the authorised issuer and transmitted digitally to entitled persons. 

It should be noted that the above are general requirements according to the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations. Additional requirements may have to be met for the issuance of a digital COVID certificate based on the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation (DCC-VO). 

In the case of a person who has recovered from infection, a single dose of a vaccine is sufficient. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof must also be provided that they had the SARS‑CoV‑2 coronavirus before their vaccination. As proof of this illness, a positive PCR test dating back at least 28 days and at most six months must be presented. The proof of illness must be written in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish and available in digital or analogue form (paper form).

Further information is available under the following link: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html.

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