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Do I need a smart phone to fly to Germany

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I understand all the requirements to travel from the UK to Germany and back again. This has been well documented several times and I am grateful for that. My question is about proof of things like vaccination. I do not have a smart phone. I do have paper copies of important stuff.

Looking at the Ryanair website , all I could find was stuff about digital proof. There was nothing about paper proof. This worries me.

Has anybody flown from the UK to Germany with just paper proof? Will it vary from airline to airline?

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Can you contact the airline and ask?

Can you call the airport and ask?

Surely, if you have been vaccinated, then you are fit to fly...?

 

If you do find out, please let us know, for future reference!

 

 

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Germany is a Luddite, technophobe country. So, no problem with paper certificate.

 

Technically, though, UK is a non EU country now, so the certificate needs to be translated into German and apostillized. In practice I don't think this will be required.

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I've flown to Germany and back from the UK twice in the last month. You do not need a smart phone.

 

Going to Germany you need:

* Fit to fly: Print out the pdf that whatever testing company you use sends you. This however requires you to do the test somewhere where you have access to a printer afterwards (i.e. do it the evening before, but not more than 24 h before landing).  Sometimes they can print it at the testing centre, but you need to inquire about this beforehand.

* Einreiseanmeldung: Print out the first page, this contains the registration number, the rest are just generic instructions for travellers.

* Vaccination record: If you still have time, ask for a "Covid pass letter" (note the 'letter' bit) from the NHS. It'll arrive in the mail on NHS headed letter paper.

You can ask for one from somewhere on the NHS webpage and/or call 119 to ask for one:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

My other half ran into trouble with the NHS app and this was their suggested solution. It was recognized everywhere in Germany. No one asked for a translation, it is far too obvious what is on there. If you won't have time to do it, print your Covid pass from the NHS webpage. This will look similar enough to a German vaccination record that people can handle it.

(The Corona Warn App can actually read these, but rejects them after the last update with "invalid issuer" - before that it translated it into a EU Covid Pass :-D )

 

For returning to the UK:

* Fit to fly: Take a print out

* Locator Form: ditto: note that you can only fill out the form if you have a day 2 test booked, the form now requires a valid code.

* Vaccination: As far as I can tell the UK doesn't care, I was never asked for it once.

 

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