German school trips are back for everyone! Travel rules lifted for UK groups
12 Jun 2022, 10:14
by Kate Moore
Are school trips to Germany allowed in 2022?
Yes! Whether vaccinated or not, children and adults can now visit Germany on a school trip.
Schools are travelling again, just take a look at Long Field Spencer Academy's photos from their Cologne trip in April...
German entry requirements lifted
Germany lifted all COVID travel restrictions on 11 June 2022. From this date, travellers from the UK no longer need to demonstrate that they have either been fully vaccinated, recently recovered, or tested for COVID to visit Germany.
Regardless of vaccination status, no additional paperwork or tests are required to enter Germany.
This means that school trips to Germany are back on the cards and you can start planning your next German trip!
School trips transiting through France to Germany
If you pass through France on your way to Germany, or on your return home, you will still need to comply with any French vaccination and testing restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.
COVID-19 rules for school groups staying in Germany
Tourist spots in North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin are open without restrictions or special requirements, though some venues, such as museums, may recommend that you wear a mask. Medical grade (FFP-2) masks may also be required on public transport, so it is recommended that you bring one with you to Germany.
Rules for groups returning from school trips to Germany
All UK COVID travel restrictions were removed on 8 March 2022, making it much easier for groups returning home from a school trip abroad. This means, regardless of vaccination status, no tests or forms are required to return to the UK.
Can I travel to Germany on a school trip if I'm unvaccinated?
Yes! The travel restrictions were lifted on June 11 2022 so that unvaccinated adults and children can visit Germany freely.
Visit the FCO website for all the requirements to enter Germany.
More information from the COVID-19 Travel Hub
- School Travel Insurance with COVID-19 cover
- Voyager School Travel Peace of Mind Promise
- Guide to Restarting School Trips
- Travelling to Europe post-Brexit
- Vaccination requirements for school trips abroad