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Frequently asked questions about mandatory testing regulations for travelers entering Baden-Württemberg

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Mandatory testing regulations for SARS-CoV-2 for travelers entering Baden-Württemberg (as of March 26, 2021)

The basis for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany is the Ordinance for the protection from the risk of infection due to entry in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus upon determination of an epidemic situation of national significance by the German Bundestag (CoronaEinreiseV). This specifies the conditions of entry. Special regulations apply to areas in which many infections or mutations of the coronavirus have been detected recently.

The classification into risk areas, high-incidence areas and virus variant areas is carried out by Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. The corresponding areas are posted on the Robert-Koch-Institute’s website every day. If an area is classified accordingly, this also has implications for travelers entering Baden-Württemberg. According to the federal government coronavirus entry regulation, a negative coronavirus test must generally be carried out when entering from risk areas, high-incidence areas or virus variant areas and must be presented upon request.