Since March 30, vacationers and other passengers are allowed to travel by plane only if they can show a negative Corona test result. This restriction will initially be valid until May 12th. The test must not be older than two days. Both PCR tests and rapid antigen tests are permitted. If a vacationer wishes to enter from Mallorca, for example, but cannot present a negative test before boarding a plane, that person will have to go into quarantine for two weeks at their own expense.
An obligation to present a negative test result after returning from high-risk countries has been valid for a long time. But Mallorca, a very popular holiday destination with holidaymakers from Germany, is currently not designated a risk area. Anyone wishing to return to Germany by car or train from non-risk countries is not required to test. However, anyone entering from a risk area abroad must register digitally and go into quarantine. Around 160 countries are currently affected by the high-risk status. The Federal Police control the test certificates of the returnees at the airports.
A general travel ban, as demanded by some politicians, is currently not constitutionally possible, said Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), as a legal assessment of his ministry showed. Seehofer added that he generally recommended avoiding vacation travel at the moment.