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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Birmingham to Cologne?

Travel between Birmingham, United Kingdom and Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Cologne from Birmingham?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Cologne, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 9/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Cologne from Birmingham.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Birmingham from Cologne restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Birmingham from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 9/23/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Birmingham from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between Birmingham and Cologne?

Cologne is approximately 392 miles (633 km) away from Birmingham.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Birmingham to Cologne?
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