Before the trip it is necessary to do some research.
The Robert Koch Institute and the Foreign Office do not prohibit travel, but they do not make it easy for you either.
Detailed lists of the states and regions for which a travel warning applies are published.
Conversely, you have to find out which countries still allow visitors into the country and whether there is a quarantine obligation when you return to Germany.
We have made the effort for you and here is an overview.
Iceland is currently the only complete country in Europe for which the Federal Foreign Office has not issued a travel warning.
The land of hot geysers is still not really suitable for a short trip.
After entering the country, travelers usually have to go into quarantine for five to six days.
However, visitors who can be shown to have already passed Corona or are vaccinated will soon be exempted from the obligation to test and quarantine.
An exact date for this new regulation has not yet been set.
This is where things get complicated because around half of the regions are risk areas.
Oslo, Viken, Innlandet, Rogaland, Trøndelag and Vestfold og Telemark.
Conversely, this means that there is no risk of quarantine after returning from the other half of Norway, specifically from Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Agder, Vestland, Troms og Finnmark and Svalbard.
To put it more understandably: Without a subsequent quarantine, the far north as well as most of the coast and the island of Svalbard can be visited.
The main problem is the ten-day quarantine requirement when entering Norway.
Whether the vaccine should fall is currently being discussed in Oslo.
Finland and Greenland
There are no travel warnings from a German perspective for most regions of Finland either.
But the Finns only allow entry from countries with a seven-day incidence below 25. And Germany is far from that.
The situation is similar with Greenland: The island is spacious, only a few people live there, and there are hardly any people infected with the coronavirus - Greenland will remain completely closed to holidaymakers until the end of February.
January is not the high season in Greece.
After all, the meteorologists measured 27 degrees Celsius shortly after the New Year.
Entry for Germans is possible.
If you decide on one of the popular holiday islands such as Crete, Kos or Rhodes, you do not have to be in quarantine after your return.
Most mainland regions, however, are considered risk areas.
However, there is still a lockdown in Greece;
but at least the shops are open again.
Until January 21, there is also a seven-day quarantine requirement when entering Greece.
The French overseas territories Guadeloupe, La Réunion and Martinique belong politically to Europe, climatically they are in the tropics.
This happy combination makes them places of longing.
Upon departure, travelers need a negative PCR test result that is no more than 72 hours old and a self-declaration that they are symptom-free.
There is currently no quarantine requirement, the authorities only prescribe a second test seven days after entry.
Switch off in the Caribbean: There is no travel warning for Antigua and Barbuda
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As far as the corona situation is concerned, the Caribbean is currently in a happy situation outside of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
There are currently plenty of countries there without a travel warning.
The most important destination is Cuba.
The socialist beach republic is looking forward to visitors and only obliges them to undergo a PCR test upon entry; there is no quarantine for tourists.
The situation is similar in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia.
However, you shouldn't have great excursion plans on your Caribbean vacation this year.
Mostly the stay is only allowed in the hotel or local area.
Mauritius, Rwanda and Uganda
So far, Africa (with the exception of South Africa) has come through the Corona crisis surprisingly well.
In times of the virus, the popular holiday island of Mauritius has developed its own concept for holidays: Those who enter the country have to be in quarantine for 14 days - but they are welcome to spend in a luxurious holiday resort with a butler and pool.
Other countries without a travel warning from Germany are the gorilla paradises Rwanda and Uganda, whereby only certain routes are opened for tourists and contact with locals is prohibited.
In the Far East there are numerous attractive destinations without a travel warning from Germany.
Most of them are currently sealed off and entry is not possible.
After all, Thailand has opened up to long-term vacationers.
You need a special tourist visa and you have to spend the first 14 days of your vacation in one of around 100 certified quarantine hotels.
Then you are "free" and can stay up to 90 days.
Sri Lanka could become another glimmer of hope for vacationers.
Travelers on the island in the Indian Ocean remain obliged to quarantine for 28 days.
But the state airline Sri Lankan will start weekly flights from Frankfurt to Colombo from January 28th.
Apparently, pure hotel stays should then be possible without a shore excursion.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, Sri Lanka is currently not a corona risk area.
Therefore, there is currently no test or quarantine requirement when you return to Germany.
Islands in the South Seas
The South Pacific remains a longed-for destination, but the French South Sea islands such as Tahiti and Bora-Bora have meanwhile received a travel warning from Germany.
And that means quarantine on return.
Most of the other South Sea islands have closed their borders completely - with one interesting exception: Fiji allows entry via “Blue Lane”.
So if you come with a sailing boat or yacht, you are allowed to enter the country if you can prove that the last 14 days have been at sea without interruption and that a negative PCR test is available.
Vacation despite travel warning:
What used to be unthinkable is becoming increasingly normal.
Popular travel destinations from pre-Corona times such as the Canary Islands and the Dominican Republic, the Maldives, Egypt and the Turkish Riviera are all classified as risk areas by the Foreign Office and subject to a subsequent quarantine obligation.
But in their distress, the major travel companies have long since taken the foreign minister at his word (“travel warnings are not a travel ban”) and launched flight charters in these areas.
As you can hear, they are well booked.
Further information on traveling despite Corona:
If you want to travel in these uncertain times after careful consideration and despite everything, you should definitely inquire beforehand.
The two most important contact points on the Internet are the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Koch Institute.
After the trip, returnees from risk areas must register online at einreiseanmeldung.de and have proof of registration with them when entering the country.
In addition, they must undergo a test within 48 hours that shows that they have not contracted the coronavirus.
Anyone coming from countries with particularly high incidence figures must present a negative test result before entering the country.
When returning from risk areas, there is still an obligation to quarantine.
Details are available depending on the federal state.
When traveling within Europe, the so-called Corona traffic light of the European Union on the website ecdc.europa.eu and the “Re-open EU” app of the EU Commission also help.
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