Information on visa applications, visa renewal, entry to Germany and quarantine regulations

16.12.2020 - Article

Here you can find information on visa applications, entry to Germany and quarantine regulations.

You can find information on visa applications and visa renewal below.

Further information

Entry registration and quarantine regulations:

Detailed information about entry registration and quarantine regulations for people arriving in Germany from a risk area can be found here.

New measures to combat COVID-19

According to the decision taken by the Federal and Länder Governments, from 2 November hotels and other accommodation providers may only provide overnight accommodation to people whose travel is essential. It is no longer permitted to provide overnight accommodation for tourism purposes. Visas for tourism purposes will thus only be issued in exceptional cases. The Länder are responsible for implementing this decision. Whether a specific journey is possible thus depends on the rules of the Land to which you wish to travel. More information (in German only) for potential travellers can be found here).

1. Processing of visa applications

Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control”.

2. Simplified procedure for new visas

The entry restrictions and local lockdown measures may mean that you are not able to use a national visa issued by the Embassy in Yangon prior to the  implementation of the entry restrictions on 17 March 2020 during its period of validity.

As soon as travel is possible again, a new national visa can therefore be issued as part of the simplified procedure upon application. This fast‑track procedure will be available if your date of travel has changed, but the purpose of your stay and destination remain unaltered.

An informal application for the issue of a new visa under a simplified procedure must be submitted to the Embassy in Yangon not later than 31 December 2020. To this end, the contact form can be used. It is possible that up‑to‑date documents proving that the applicant still fulfils the requirements for a visa will have to be submitted. Another interview or appointment booking is not necessary.

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