GERMANY - Anyone flown to recently? DS 16 does he have to be vaccinated?

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SortCode Mon 19-Jul-21 10:13:54

So 16 year old Son will probably be going for sport (his sport is classes as elite so he can fly). Have looked at country entry requirements and it's saying must be vaccinated or negative test and isolation.

Im sure his new club/host family will be able to advise but I wanted a heads up - as he's 16 and travelling on his own will he need a vaccine or can he just produce a negative PCR test and with regards to isolation Im guessing he will isolate with family?

Anyone any advice?

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SortCode Mon 19-Jul-21 17:08:03

Anyone???

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Osrie Mon 19-Jul-21 17:11:00

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany/entry-requirements

VioletWillow Mon 19-Jul-21 17:34:03

At present if he isn't vaccinated he can't come to Germany UNLESS he is here for essential reasons, repatriating or whatever. The isolation rules are for unvaccinated people who are travelling for an accepted reason. He will need both vaccinations.

SortCode Tue 20-Jul-21 23:02:23

He's coming for sport under what's called Elite Player status

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Thursa Tue 20-Jul-21 23:46:54

My son is in Germany at the moment. He’s fully vaccinated and needed a clear Covid test within 72 hours of travelling.

AddsVsGeorgs Tue 20-Jul-21 23:51:32

Are the ‘host’ family happy to fully isolate?

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ragged Wed 21-Jul-21 04:40:10

whoever is coordinating the event should be able to advise, no?

Bionicname Wed 21-Jul-21 05:25:27

First of all make sure you get the latest advice from official channels rather than accepting what anyone tells you here unquestioningly (myself included!). The official rules can change rapidly in response to the Covid situation in both countries. I’ve flown to Germany recently and the rules changed between me booking my flight and actually leaving. There also might be special exemptions governing elite sports.
Having said that, for what it’s worth: I’ve flown to Germany last week. I needed a negative PCR or LFD test to be allowed on the plane (independent of vaccination status). You can’t use a free/NHS one but have to book a paid one via one of the official UK govt approved suppliers. There’s a list somewhere on a gov.uk webpage. I used qured.com who were good. If PCR it has to be not older than 72hrs before entry to Germany, for LFD it’s 48 hours. He’ll get a certificate that he’ll need to upload for both the flight provider and for the DEA form (“Deutsche Einreise-Anmeldung”). He’ll need to fill that in too. There’s an English language option. Then on arrival he’ll need to quarantine for 10 days unless double-jabbed. I think he may have to do further tests as well if isolating but I’m not sure about that as it didn’t apply to me (fully vaccinated). He doesn’t have to go into hotel quarantine but needs to isolate at the same address. If he’s traveling in a sports context additional test might be required but the organisers should be able to advise on that.
I believe VioletWillow’s advice is out of date - that more restrictive regime applied when the UK was effectively classed as “red” by Germany, it was recently changed to Germany’ “amber” equivalent. However it might all change again, so better check closer to his travel dates!

Bionicname Wed 21-Jul-21 05:36:30

www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/

This is the digital entry form he’ll need to fill in - sorry I made a mistake above, DEA stands for „Digitale Einreiseanmeldung“

Good luck to your son!

If you can, it’s also helpful to buy some FFP2 standard masks as these are required in Germany. Lloyds pharmacy do them online and those are good quality. I’ve heard mixed reviews on Amazon’s offerings, it seems a lot of the suppliers don’t guarantee you’ll actually get what is shown in the picture and some might be dodgy.

SortCode Wed 21-Jul-21 10:03:46

@bionicname - thank you this is really useful information
Im trying to get everything in place eg. Where to go for the test, the digital form you mention etc. in readiness for the when we get the green light for him to go. Yes once they find a host he will isolate with them and they will take over with the relevant extra tests etc

Any other info please pass my way - it's a minefield!!!

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SortCode Thu 22-Jul-21 19:42:34

So DS has been asked to go to Germany for a trial. German kids are being vaccinated but here Ive neen told he cant as he's only 16 and nothing underlying.

We can send him with a negative PCR test certificate plus, he did actually have Covid in May so can print off the positive test email .... shows he had it and now recovered and clear.

So will he have to quarantine still....they are on about finding a guest family for him to isolate

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givememarmite Thu 22-Jul-21 20:09:46

SortCode

So DS has been asked to go to Germany for a trial. German kids are being vaccinated but here Ive neen told he cant as he's only 16 and nothing underlying.

We can send him with a negative PCR test certificate plus, he did actually have Covid in May so can print off the positive test email .... shows he had it and now recovered and clear.

So will he have to quarantine still....they are on about finding a guest family for him to isolate



This is the link to the official website of the german foreign ministry which sets it all out

https://uk.diplo.de/uk-en/02/coronavirus?openAccordionId=item-2330838-5-panel

He will need confirmation of elite athlete status to be allowed entry

If he has had COVID then a medical certificate confirming that is equivalent to vaccination once in the country.
This may also be enough to release him from quarantine totally, but it seems he can at least get out on day 5 with a negative test.

Can you say which state he will be staying in? You can PM me if you prefer, I live in Germany and speak the language so can find state specific information for you regarding what he needs to do here.

givememarmite Thu 22-Jul-21 20:11:35

This is what you need for proof of recovery

SortCode Fri 23-Jul-21 00:25:58

Thanks @givememarmite
Im going to draft a list up of everything I need to do.

The Covid certificate not sure where I ger that from to show he had Covid...got the NHS email that said it

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