National visa (long term stay)

Entry registration and quarantine regulations:

Detailed information about entry registration and quarantine regulations for people arriving in Germany from a risk area can be found here.

New measures to combat COVID-19

According to the decision taken by the Federal and Länder Governments, from 2 November hotels and other accommodation providers may only provide overnight accommodation to people whose travel is essential. It is no longer permitted to provide overnight accommodation for tourism purposes. Visas for tourism purposes will thus only be issued in exceptional cases. The Länder are responsible for implementing this decision. Whether a specific journey is possible thus depends on the rules of the Land to which you wish to travel. More information (in German only) for potential travellers can be found here.

Processing of visa applications

Visas can currently only be issued if the intended entry is absolutely necessary. The circumstances under which entry is considered to be absolutely necessary are explained in German, English and French on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community under the heading Coronavirus – FAQs and answers, and then under “Travel restrictions/border control” Link


Information on national visa (long term stay)

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