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New entry rules from August 1st: Risk countries, quarantine and test costs - the overview


Germany reacts to the delta variant with stricter entry rules. This is what the tests in the various holiday countries cost. An overview.

Germany reacts to the delta variant with stricter entry rules.

This is what the tests in the various holiday countries cost.

An overview.

Munich - In the corona pandemic, the delta variant is spreading massively in Europe.

In Germany, too, the incidence values ​​are rising again.

In order to curb or at least cushion the spread, stricter rules apply to entry into Germany from Sunday, August 1st.

An overview of the rules:

  • Obligation to provide evidence: In the

    future, everyone over the age of twelve must be able to prove upon entry that the risk of transmission is reduced: with proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative test result.

    This requirement already existed for all air passengers, now it also applies to entry by car, train or ship.

  • Virus variant areas:

    If you stay in areas with new, worrying virus variants, proof of a test is required.

    Proof of recovery or vaccination is not sufficient in this case.

  • Controls:

    You have to have the respective proof with you when you arrive and present it in the event of "random" checks by the authorities.

    Air travelers must show the airline the proof before take-off, on cross-border trains it should also be possible during the journey.

    Border controls of all cars are not planned.

    However, the Federal Police have already expressed criticism of this measure - the controls required by Politk cannot be implemented in such a short time.

New entry rules: That's how expensive the corona tests are in the holiday countries

  • Tests:

    Rapid tests or PCR tests are possible abroad - at your own expense.

    Rapid tests may be a maximum of 48 hours old when entering Germany, PCR tests 72 hours.

    For rapid tests, the deadline for virus variant areas is shortened to 24 hours.

    The ADAC researched the costs of the corona tests in individual countries:

Vacation country

Corona test costs

Where can I get tested?



Test centers across the country


Rapid test 29 euros, PCR test 49 euros

Walk-in test centers, at clinics and in pharmacies


Rapid test 20 to 50 euros, PCR test 50 to 120 euros

Public and private institutions, pharmacies


Rapid test approx. 20 euros, PCR test approx. 65 euros

Public test stations

Spain, Mallorca, Canary Islands

Rapid test approx. 50 euros, PCR test approx. 100 euros

Test centers, private clinics, at airports



Test centers


Free rapid test, PCR test 70 euros

In test streets or pharmacies


Rapid tests approx. 60 to 80 euros, PCR tests approx. 150 to 340 euros

At airports or in pharmacies

Quarantine obligation for returnees from high-risk areas - but not for vaccinated and convalescent people

  • Risk areas:

    In future there will only be two categories instead of three for worldwide regions with a higher risk of infection.

    In addition to the virus variant areas, these are "high-risk areas" with particularly high case numbers.

    One indication: a seven-day incidence of "well over 100".

    However, other factors should also be considered.

  • Quarantine:

    Returnees from high-risk areas must be in quarantine for ten days, which cannot be ended with a negative test until the fifth day at the earliest.

    For children under twelve, the quarantine generally ends after the fifth day after entry.

    Vaccinated and convalescents do not have to be quarantined.

    A quarantine of 14 days, which cannot be shortened, continues to apply to virus variant areas.

New rules for vacationers from August 1st: Register at the entry portal - violations will result in a penalty

  • Registration:

    Holidaymakers from high-risk or virus variant areas must continue to register with the official digital entry portal.

    Test, vaccination or recovery records can also be uploaded there as soon as you have them.

  • Sanctions:

    In the event of violations, there is a risk of fines - for example against the obligation to register, to present evidence or to go into quarantine.

    Transport companies also face fines for violations.

    In general, fines for blatant violations can amount to up to 25,000 euros.

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Source: merkur

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