The travel restrictions which were preventing non-EU citizens from entering the EU have been partially lifted on 02.07.2020.
Presently the following visas can be issued:
When travelling to Germany, please follow the quarantine regulations of the German Federal States. Detailed information is available on website of the Federal Ministry of Health. The travel restrictions in place will be reviewed every two weeks. Especially the number of new infections will be decisive for travel restrictions staying in place or being lifted further.
Short-term visas, so-called Schengen visas, can only be issued in very exceptional cases where the applicant can present evidence of essential travel, which would qualify as an exception to the imposed travel restrictions (e.g. urgent medical treatment or travel for urgent family reasons of the “nuclear family”, i.e. spouses and minor children, as well as fiancés of German citizens under specific conditions).
From 25 June 2021, entry to Germany will be possible for persons from Ghana who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars‑CoV‑2 coronavirus with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Fully vaccinated persons will then once again be able to enter Germany for the purpose of visits and as tourists. From [21 June 2021] fully vaccinated persons will also be able to apply for any necessary visas from the German Embassy Accra.
However, this does not apply to entry to Germany from countries that are classified as areas of variant of concern. Entry to Germany from these areas continues to be prohibited.
Only persons who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed on the website of the Paul‑Ehrlich‑Institute (https://www.pei.de/EN/newsroom/dossier/coronavirus/coronavirus-content.html;jsessionid=BFEB5AC0589AE75E8E110A71FFEB2BFF.intranet211?cms_pos=3) and whose last required vaccination was administered at least 14 days ago can enter Germany. This currently applies solely to vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The plan is to extend this to other vaccines with a comparable level of protection as soon as the necessary tests have been completed.
To enter Germany, a digital EU COVID certificate or comparable proof of vaccination in digital or analogue form (paper form) in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish must be presented. This must always include:
In the case of a person who has recovered from infection, a single dose of a vaccine is sufficient. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof must also be provided that they had the SARS‑CoV‑2 coronavirus before their vaccination. A positive PCR test must be submitted as proof of this illness. The proof of illness must be written in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish and available in digital or analogue form (paper form).
Persons under the age of 12 and who are not yet vaccinated may enter the country with proof of a negative test (PCR test or antigen test) when accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. Persons under the age of six do not require proof of a negative test.
Further information is available under the following link: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html.
Which visa do I need for Germany?
I want to travel to Germany as a tourist, on business, for my studies, to work, or to join family members who live there.
Which visa should I apply for?