UK to Germany travel

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Hi all, I know there is another recent post for travel from Germany to UK but this is about travel from UK to Germany.  Has anyone travelled for personal reasons such as visiting spouse or for very essential reasons (i.e: funeral or weddings)? will the border police control ask for any documents etc?

 

Thank you.

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2 minutes ago, snowingagain said:

Do you mean a German national or German resident entering Germany?

neither. a British national entering Germany. 

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Check the UK Gov. Website. They have clear info on travelling to Germany as a British citizen, as well as during these Covid times.

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1 minute ago, RedMidge said:

Check the UK Gov. Website. They have clear info on travelling to Germany as a British citizen, as well as during these Covid times.

we have checked it but there is no clear guidance on what documents needs to be provided if it is for personal important reasons. it is not very clear in this aspect and it is still dependent on the border officers. 

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I think they will also need to fill out online form to show the British they are travelling to Germany for a valid reason (to your child's wedding counts).  They require evidence such as an invitation.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): declaration form for international travel - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

The German site is vague as you say. An invitation and maybe something official from the Standesamte confirming wedding details?  And then proof they are your parents?  Marriage cert, your bith cert?  Official copy of your Meldbescheinung?  I can see why you would like input from someone who has gone through something similar.

 

BMI - Civil Protection - Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions (bund.de)

 

Short-term entry by first- and second-degree relatives who are third-country nationals only if urgent family reasons are demonstrated

Third-country nationals who are first- or second-degree relatives but not members of the immediate family (including adult children, parents of adult children, siblings and grandparents) of citizens of Germany, EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or of third-country nationals who already have a right of residence in Germany are generally not permitted to enter Germany for short-term family visits.

 

Exemptions are made only for urgent family reasons; the following cases and occasions are considered to constitute urgent family reasons:

  • births
  • weddings
  • deaths/funerals
  • special exceptional cases in which there is an urgent family reason (e.g. serious illness of a first- or second-degree relative who therefore urgently needs help).

Travellers are asked to carry with them suitable proof of an urgent family reason, which clearly demonstrates the need to cross the border. If there is a compelling family reason for entry, for example if the third-country national parents-in-law wish to accompany the bridal couple, third-country nationals are allowed to enter Germany together with the reference person.

 

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Just seen this from the German Embassy in London.  It has a list of email addresses of the border police at different places in Germany.

 

Travel advice for German travellers in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and information on coronavirus (COVID-19) - Federal Foreign Office (diplo.de)

 

under the "Am I allowed to enter Germany?" tab.

 

Berlin's is

 

Federal Border Police Berlin Brandenburg
Tel: +49 30 856211-0
E-Mail: bpoli.ber@polizei.bund.de

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7 hours ago, snowingagain said:

I think they will also need to fill out online form to show the British they are travelling to Germany for a valid reason (to your child's wedding counts).  They require evidence such as an invitation.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): declaration form for international travel - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

The German site is vague as you say. An invitation and maybe something official from the Standesamte confirming wedding details?  And then proof they are your parents?  Marriage cert, your bith cert?  Official copy of your Meldbescheinung?  I can see why you would like input from someone who has gone through something similar.

 

BMI - Civil Protection - Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions (bund.de)

 

Short-term entry by first- and second-degree relatives who are third-country nationals only if urgent family reasons are demonstrated

Third-country nationals who are first- or second-degree relatives but not members of the immediate family (including adult children, parents of adult children, siblings and grandparents) of citizens of Germany, EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or of third-country nationals who already have a right of residence in Germany are generally not permitted to enter Germany for short-term family visits.

 

Exemptions are made only for urgent family reasons; the following cases and occasions are considered to constitute urgent family reasons:

  • births
  • weddings
  • deaths/funerals
  • special exceptional cases in which there is an urgent family reason (e.g. serious illness of a first- or second-degree relative who therefore urgently needs help).

Travellers are asked to carry with them suitable proof of an urgent family reason, which clearly demonstrates the need to cross the border. If there is a compelling family reason for entry, for example if the third-country national parents-in-law wish to accompany the bridal couple, third-country nationals are allowed to enter Germany together with the reference person.

 

Thank you. Yes it is indeed unclear about what kind documents will be needed so at this point we are trying to collect as many documents possible that could help but it is still upto the discretion of the border police to decide so seems to be no guarantee until the border. 

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11 hours ago, snowingagain said:

Did you try emailing the border police?

Yes, still waiting for an answer. 

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The real problem may be with the travel firms that may refuse to carry you if you do not have the right documents in place.

I would like to see the reply from the border poilce as I too would like to return to Germany. In my favour , I have had my second jab recently .

I can only hope that Germany will soon appear on the UKs green list , so that travel there is made as easy as possible.

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@colincostello

 

You are a German resident who got stuck in UK  laste last year due to the Covid lockdown (if I recall correctly) ? I know British people resident here who have recently gone to UK and returned here quite successfully.  They were not vaccinated, just had to show negative tests.    Have you made your declaration to your Ausländeramt so you can at some later date get your Aufenhaltsdokument GB?  

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Your recollection is excellent. I am still in England. I have had my second jab and am trying to get current information about returning to Berlin.

You mention a negative test , but what type was it ? The  PCR test which is more reliable , or the quicker Lateral Flow Test ? Here , before I depart or there in Berlin , once I have arrived?

Then there is the Passanger Locator form to consider. 

A nightmare.

 

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I have just checked the Federal Minisrty of Health and they say that  vaccination proof  can replace a negative test and exempt you from quaratine. 

Also , my local surgery has given my a print out confirming my 2 jabs.

Things are looking up.  

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OOH. Even for travel? We've just been told by work that we still need the tests to travel back in, even with the vaccination letter.

Have you a link for that - it would be brilliant.

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Ok,  I think you still need a negative test to fly (although this is not completely clear from the link).  The airline will want this.  However, if you are fully vaccinated, you are exempt from a test here, and do not have to quarantine.

 

Coronavirus disease | Current information for trav (bundesgesundheitsministerium.de)

 

The airline you are travelling with will let you know which test (PCR or whatever) they require, and also how many hours before flight it must be taken.  These rules change.  But your airline will know.

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