Do I need a PCR test for Germany if I am transiting?

  • 16 December 2021
  • 2 replies

Hey everyone! I would like to ask a question regarding my upcoming trip from Stockholm to Zurich. So as for my trip, i saw that i will be passing by Germany and transfer to another train. I was wondering if i need to do a PCR test for Germany or there are exceptions as I’m just transiting. Thanks for your help!

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Userlevel 7
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For such questions, is the best starting point. In general, if you need a test depends on your vaccination status and where you've been in the 10 days before entering Germany. If you're only passing through Germany (max. 24 hours), you don't always need a test.

Userlevel 5
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You will need one for entering Switzerland. And, after few days you need to test again (at this time they also allow antigen rapid test) in Switzerland. If I remember correctly, you even need to go to Quarantine between those two tests if you are not vaccinated or recovered.