The German Government has included Bahrain and the UAE to the German safe list, reducing Covid-19 implemented restrictions for travelers from these countries. The news follows the previous inclusions of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia to the list.
The easing of restrictions applies to all travelers 12 years and above regardless of individual vaccination status, with visitors now able to provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of travel, a valid vaccination certificate, or proof of recovery.
German National Tourist Office Sales and Marketing Director Yamina Sofo said: “The new travel regulations for GCC visitors makes travel to Germany easier and more appealing.
“The winter season remains an important travel period for Germany, and this news will support regional travelers’ interest in exploring the array of festive seasonal markets, spa and wellness retreats, and outdoor sporting activities across Germany.”
The EU issues and updates its recommendations to member states regularly. The safe list is reviewed and revised every two weeks by the EU authorities and members states.