Information on visa applications, entry to Germany and quarantine regulations

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15.07.2020 - Article

1. Processing of visa applications

Due to travel restrictions in Senegal, applicants from the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde are therefore not able to make an appointment at the German Embassy in Dakar until further notice. As soon as the travel restrictions have been lifted by the Senegalese side, the visa section will inform you immediately and will contact applicants of appointments cancelled during the Covid-19 crisis for another appointment.

The German Embassy Dakar will inform here immediately if there are any further changes to this Situation


2. Restrictions on entry to Germany

For Germany, travel restrictions apply for entry from a large number of countries. Please check with the prior to your trip to find out what regulations apply specifically with regard to the country from which you plan to enter Germanyhttp://bmi.bund.de

In principle, entry is possible from:

  • EU member states
  • states associated with Schengen: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • the United Kingdom
  • from which entry is possible due to the epidemiological situation assessment by the EU.

Entry from other countries is only possible in exceptional Cases and is conditional on there being an

3. Quarantine regulations for entry to Germany

In principle, travellers entering Germany from Senegal  must spend 14 days in home quarantine immediately upon arrival.

Exception: transit

The obligation to self-isolate at home does not apply in the case of transit through Germany. In this case, however, you are obliged to leave Germany immediately.

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